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Cost Benefits of Cloud vs. In-house IT for Higher Education
Ndukwe Ifeanyi G, Amadi Emmanuel Chukwudi
Pages - 1 - 14     |    Revised - 15-01-2013     |    Published - 28-02-2013
Volume - 7   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - April 2013  Table of Contents
Cloud Computing, Higher Education, Cost Estimate, Virtualization, Cost Benefits
Cloud Computing is an excellent alternative for Higher Education in a resource limited setting. Universities should take advantage of available cloud-based application offered by service providers and enable their own user/student to perform business and academic tasks. In this paper, we will compare the cost between on-premise options and Cloud Computing. Two cost estimates will be created, the firstfor building and setting up IT infrastructure in-house in Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Nigeria while the second cost estimate will be for setting up IT in the cloud for the same Institution.This will enable us know the cost benefit cloud has over onpremise in setting up IT in Higher Educations.
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Mr. Ndukwe Ifeanyi G
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Computer Science, University of Jos Jos, Plateau State,234 - Nigeria
Mr. Amadi Emmanuel Chukwudi
School of Management Technology, Department of Management Information Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, 234 - Nigeria