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