Investigating the adoption levels of cloud computing in Nigeria
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Atiti, James Ofurie
MBA Cloud Computing
Dublin Business School
The world is an emerging stage with intense technological innovations and advancement. Cloud computing has not doubled back during this transformative surge, reporting vast growth in application across various sectors. Nigeria as a nation has not been left out in the adoption of this technology but at a much lesser rate comparatively. This is less than desirable in a global economic landscape that is geared towards technological improvement and innovation. In this research, I investigated the overall prevalence of cloud computing technologies in Nigeria and determine the hindrances to its widespread use. With the aid of pre-existent material on the subject using interviews and quantitative data from questionnaires, I discovered several reasons for the low level of adoption of cloud computing in Nigeria as a developing Nation. These factors include low technological advancement, lack of funds for investment in technology, lack of technical-know-how, institutional constraints, and security. It is therefore observed that a wide range of systemic growth and development is needed in Nigeria before cloud computing is institutionalized. Advanced policies and infrastructure need to be developed to put cloud computing in widespread use. Globally, it is seen that cloud computing is no longer just a trend but a fast-growing technology that will only see more widespread use as time goes on. Therefore, Nigeria and other developing nations would do well to utilize its numerous benefits.