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Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences >> Call for Papers Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2017

Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences

Developing Economies and Cloud Security: A Study of Africa

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Author Mathias Mujinga
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 1166-1172
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 8
Issue Date August 01, 2012
Publishing Date August 01, 2012
Keywords Cloud computing, iaas, paas, saas, cloud security


Abstract

Cloud computing promises to bring substantial benefits to how organizations conduct their businesses and the way their services reach out to potential consumers. Cloud computing is a welcome initiative for small businesses that cannot afford to invest in ICT infrastructure but need to benefit from the rewards of conducting business online. In developing economies, there are challenges that face cloud services providers and their consumers. Broadband network access was identified as the main essential service for a successful cloud computing offering. The objective of this paper is to give background information on the security issues in cloud computing, and highlight the potential of cloud computing and the associated challenges in utilizing services on the cloud for small businesses in developing economies. We discuss security concerns specifically related to the small businesses, such as service availability, privacy and SLA terms.  

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