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Accessing advanced computational resources in Africa through Cloud Computing

Ana Jimenez-Castellanos, Guillermo de la Calle, Raul Alonso-Calvo, Rada Hussein, Victor Maojo
2012 2012 25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS)  
Low resources in many African locations do not allow many African scientists and physicians to access the latest advances in technology.  ...  In the context of AFRICA BUILD we have carried out, a series of experiments to test the feasibility of using Cloud Computing technologies in two different locations in Africa: Egypt and Burundi.  ...  Cloud computing may be a challenging technology for the adaptation of advanced computational resources to developing countries.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cbms.2012.6266399 dblp:conf/cbms/Jimenez-CastellanosCAHM12 fatcat:kjakavlpxvhbfcetzijc3x7u24

Advancing the Growth of Cloud Services in Africa: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Omojokun Gabriel, Segun Michael
2017 Communications on Applied Electronics  
This paper presents the trends and the challenges of advancing the cloud technology and services in Africa with some recommendations on how these challenges can be solved.  ...  , broad network access, rapid elasticity, resource pooling, and measured service.  ...  The emergence of cloud computing in Africa is viewed as a natural extension of the deployment of advanced IT technology by high end-users in both the consumer and enterprise service markets.  ... 
doi:10.5120/cae2017652688 fatcat:hkrqqlqq7jdq3kbugkvvtyfqae

Cloud computing, capabilities and intercultural ethics: Implications for Africa

Kutoma Wakunuma, Rachel Masika
2017 Telecommunications Policy  
The paper concludes that while cloud computing has considerable potential for advancing development through the enhancement of capabilities, there remain huge challenges in its efficient, effective and  ...  Cloud computing delivers a single application through the browser to thousands of clients or stakeholders using scalable multitenant architecture that helps minimize cost, manage healthcare resources effectively  ...  Notions of capability, as freedom to protect and advance human values through cloud computing application and use are implicit in both approaches.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2017.07.006 fatcat:2bu6tfrcwbdoddpfcjzqxj4qzy

Cloud Computing: A Key to It Development in West African Sub Region

Odach Gabriel Nwabuonu, Nwosu John Nwachukwu
2014 IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering  
This paper, therefore explores the basic concepts of cloud computing and how cloud computing could be harnessed to improve IT and economic development in West African sub-region.  ...  Cloud computing is a revolution.  ...  Cloud computing challenges in West Africa includes 1. Internet Access: One of the greatest challenges of cloud computing is access to the internet.  ... 
doi:10.9790/0661-162109498 fatcat:uu4fleierjd2rn2lw5cxh4qheu

Critical Analysis Of Cloud Computing Adoption In East Africa

Isaac Odun-Ayo, Department of Computer and Information Sciences Covenant University Ota, Nigeria, T.M Martins, D. Etukudo, V. Robert
2021 Advances in Multidisciplinary & Scientific Research Journal Publication  
Cloud computing is the practice of delivering on-demand computing resources such as servers, storage, databases, software, etc.  ...  Although Cloud computing is not rapidly and readily adopted in East Africa, the result above shows that there is a fair adoption of Cloud computing in these sectors listed in the outlined countries.  ...  Cloud Computing in Rwanda Cloud computing is a service model where computing services that are available remotely allow users to access applications, data, and physical computation resources over a network  ... 
doi:10.22624/aims/abmic2021p3 fatcat:pvdsazjqtjh37jmkjedi37tbji

Can cloud computing bridge the digital divide in South African secondary education?

C.J.B. Le Roux, N. Evans
2011 Information Development  
Cloud computing is a relatively new concept that holds significant promises for the future development and delivery of computer resources to secondary or basic education in South Africa, especially in  ...  The aim of this paper is to briefly review the extent to which cloud computing applications and services currently used by secondary education systems in developed countries around the world can be used  ...  resources and research applications and tools (IBM Advances Cloud Computing in Education (2009).  ... 
doi:10.1177/0266666911401502 fatcat:6ytxxe2ranc7vbiekl2ktbjcz4

NIGEDU CLOUD: Model of a National e-Education Cloud for Developing Countries

Azubuike Ezenwoke, Nicholas Omoregbe, Charles Korede Ayo, Misra Sanjay
2013 Information Engineering Research Institute procedia  
Overview of cloud computing The on-going advances in distributed and grid computing have enabled individuals and organizations access to computing resources over a network [10; 11; 12] .  ...  The Magellan project [21] is funded through the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ieri.2013.11.012 fatcat:43x3skv2azhdpkx6ovgweywyoy

Identifying gaps in health research and training in Africa: Designing online surveys for Cloud-oriented training

Ana Jimenez-Castellanos, Maximo Ramirez-Robles, Aly Khalifa, Caroline Perrin, Victor Maojo
2013 Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems  
In this paper we present the studies carried out within the framework of the AFRICA BUILD project aimed to identify how Cloud computing technologies might contribute to alleviate the existing educational  ...  and training gaps in health research in Africa.  ...  Therefore, a Cloud-oriented training in these areas might facilitate easy access to these resources without advanced ICT skills.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cbms.2013.6627840 dblp:conf/cbms/Jimenez-CastellanosRKPM13 fatcat:jq63egbvfrapjjngx5ummrrbeq

SME Cloud Adoption in Botswana: Its Challenges and Successes

Malebogo Khanda, Srinath Doss
2018 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
Edgar Tsimane reported the take up on cloud computing in Botswana. Botswana uses the National ICT policy to guide on technological advances and development, i.e the Maitlamo policy.  ...  Cloud computing has taken root in Botswana and it shows that a lot of SMEs are using cloud computing, whilst some are non-adopters to the technology.  ...  Development on cloud technology and growth in this case, can piggy back on already existing resources with South Africa, thus it can advance the use of cloud computing.  ... 
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2018.090165 fatcat:httrknl6k5eklg24s5pyamqksu

The Awareness of Cloud Computing: A Case Study of South African SMEs

Mpho Mohlameane, Nkqubela Ruxwana
2014 International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance  
Therefore this paper investigates the awareness of cloud computing within SMEs in South Africa. In addition, the paper identifies SMEs perceptions on cloud computing as an alternative ICT solution.  ...  This paper concludes that the lacking awareness and understanding of cloud computing is the main cause of slow cloud computing adoption amongst SMEs in South Africa.  ...  Therefore this can inhibit the cloud adoption rate as SMEs are not aware of cloud providers in South Africa, such us Advance force, Vodacom, Microsoft SA, Exordia, Internet Solutions amongst the list.  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijtef.2014.v5.332 fatcat:35onvsyfg5hbro74hc2rabd34q

Cloud Computing in Education in Developing Countries

Faten Karim, Giselle Rampersad
2017 Computer and Information Science  
By using cloud computing, organisations do not have to set up an IT infrastructure, and instead are able to rent resources and give payment only for the using services.  ...  Even with the appealing of cloud computing benefits, it is still in infancy in developing countries due to many reasons.  ...  The institutions, however, know in advance the extent of the required resourcing.  ... 
doi:10.5539/cis.v10n2p87 fatcat:w7akllduxrfobdg5z55gxzzjna

Preparedness towards adoption of cloud computing technologies by academic libraries in Kenya

Paul Kibet Maina, Daniel Wambiri Muthee
2020 International Journal of Research in Library Science  
National Institute of Standards and Technology defines cloud computing as "a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g  ...  Academic institutions in Africa continue to adopt cloud-based services in different percentages South Africa (50%), Kenya (48%) and Nigeria (36%) (CISCO, 2013).  ...  Among the significance include wider access of library resources through EZproxy and Dspace cloud software's, reduction of cost of managing the library by utilizing e-journals, e-books, less infrastructure  ... 
doi:10.26761/ijrls.6.1.2020.1320 fatcat:a5ehtmxmffbfbnaxwif5xhgs2e

Interoperable e-Infrastructure Services in Arabia

Salem Al-Agtash, Roberto Barbera
2019 Journal of Computer and Communications  
The platform provides scientists, teachers, and students with seamless access to a variety of advanced resources, services, and applications available at regional e-Infrastructures in Europe and elsewhere  ...  e-Infrastructures became critical platforms that integrate computational resources, facilities and repositories globally.  ...  Providing Arab young scientists with viable tools and services for seamless access to first-class advanced computing resources and facilities through high-speed dedicated networks to allow them to integrate  ... 
doi:10.4236/jcc.2019.75003 fatcat:awerzdwwkzhb5b5zj5wm5loab4

Technology Trends for Spatial Data Infrastructure in Africa

Collins Mwange, Galcano Canny Mulaku, David Siriba
2018 Civil engineering and architecture  
This study reviews the contribution of some of these trends to Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) development, particularly in Africa.  ...  By using the cloud, several operations and analyses typically common in SDIs were carried out.  ...  Acknowledgements We are very grateful to the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI), who provided a travel grant enabling the corresponding author to attend the GSDI conference in Taipei, Taiwan in  ... 
doi:10.13189/cea.2018.060402 fatcat:2nvzu2sc7vbk5o4aa26mpmk5qq

Cloud Computing: Adoption Issues for Sub-Saharan African SMEs

A.D. Abubakar, Julian M Bass, Ian Allison
2014 Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries  
We envisage that as cloud computing evolves, more SMEs in sub-Saharan Africa will adopt it as an IT Strategy.  ...  This paper explores the emergence and adoption of cloud computing by small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) and points towards its implications for developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa.  ...  Cloud computing as a new computing paradigm can now provide remote access to these resources that were otherwise inaccessible.  ... 
doi:10.1002/j.1681-4835.2014.tb00439.x fatcat:gjbsbcvdmbcrbka3fusldi5dxq
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