Harnessing Cloud Computing in Nigerian Educational Sector
Keywords:Cloud Computing, Cloud Adoption, Cloud Architecture, Security, TOE Framework, Nigerian Educational Sector
Due to the rapid development of technology today, lots of technological advancements are on the high increase. Information storage for individual and organizations including educational sector is taking another dimension. Harnessing cloud computing in educational sector will definitely lead to the adoption of Cloud Computing in the sector. Cloud Computing is everything that could answer the challenges of ICT in educational sector and the ability to make ICT resources cheaper and it gives great flexibility for expansion, but suffered a lot of setbacks when it comes to security and privacy concerns. Since, it is where software applications, data storage and processing capacity are accessed over the internet. This paper will study the benefit of harnessing cloud computing in Educational Sector and give recommendations for adopting the new technology which can be accessed through public, private, community and hybrid cloud based technologies.
Keywords: Cloud Computing, Cloud Adoption, Cloud Architecture, Security, TOE Framework, Nigerian Educational Sector
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