PAPER TITLE :LEVERAGING MOBILE AND CLOUD COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY FOR GROWTH IN NIGERIA

FUTA JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY | VOLUME 1 NUMBER 2 2016

Paper Details

  • Author(s) : A. Gokhale
  • Abstract:

This paper tracks information technology breakthroughs that have impacted globalization with a focus on mobile communications and cloud computing. We begin by demonstrating the significance of mobile computing in today's culture of instant information exchange. After a brief look at the history of mobile communications and analyzing the technological improvements from one generation to the next of mobile devices and networks, we explore the trends in mobile device usage, both globally and specifically in Nigeria. A discussion of the applications of mobile communications brings us to cloud computing, which is a transforming technology. The paper discusses what is meant by cloud computing, its different usage models, and how it impacts business, government, and society as a whole, using Nigeria as an example. In closing, there is a discourse about how emerging technologies could be directed through responsible government policy for economic growth across all social strata. This leads to further investigation of this topic for entrepreneurship and sustainable development with improved quality of life for all peoples.