Problems and Prospects of Cloud Computing Adoption in the Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJMG.2015.SE.19.02.Art015

Authors : David Oparinde


The adoption of cloud computing in higher institutions has delivered lots of benefits to them, as it is budget friendly and gives academicians a positive experience from its use, while it also helps upsurge IT staff productivity in universities. It is against this background that this study examines the problems and prospects of cloud computing adoption in Nigerian tertiary institutions. The descriptive survey method was adopted and primary data were collected from 60 IT staff from two randomly selected higher institutions in Lagos State, Nigeria. The collected data were analyzed using mean scores and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. The findings of the study show among others that (i) there is a significant relationship between the technological factors and the adoption of cloud computing in Nigerian higher institutions; (ii) there is a significant relationship between the organizational factors and the adoption of cloud computing in Nigerian higher institutions; and that (iii) there is a significant relationship between the environmental factors and the adoption of cloud computing in Nigerian higher institutions. The study therefore recommends that (i) the government should help in the provision of not only social amenities and infrastructural facilities but also policies that promote and enhance the adoption of cloud computing; (ii) higher institutions in Nigeria should also adopt work cultures that would enhance the adoption of cloud computing in their institutions; and that (iii) the managements of the Nigerian higher institutions should not only think about the effective and efficient adoption of cloud computing but also have a viable sustainability plan for its adoption.


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