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Cloud Computing Research in Nigeria: A Bibliometric and Content Analysis

Ezenwoke, Azubuike and Igbekele, Emmanuel (2018) Cloud Computing Research in Nigeria: A Bibliometric and Content Analysis. Asian Journal of Scientific Research, 12 (1). pp. 41-53. ISSN 1992-1454

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In recent times, there is a growing global interest in cloud computing which has necessitated a huge financial and intellectual investment in cloud research and development and developing countries are not left out, especially Nigeria. The aim of this paper is to measure Nigeria’s contribution to the global cloud computing research endeavours in terms of quantity and impact. Bibliometric and content analysis was performed on research documents that were retrieved from the Scopus database based on defined search terms relating to cloud computing. The year of publication and the author’s country was limited to “2016” and “Nigeria” respectively. A total of 51 documents met the search criteria and the oldest article on cloud computing was published in 2011, while the publication output has increased consistently with the highest number of the document published in 2016. Covenant University emerged as the most productive institution. Malaysia emerged as the country with the highest number of collaborations with Nigeria. The trend of cloud computing research in Nigeria revealed a majority of original researches and research interests are focused on Education and the Software-as-a- Service model of cloud computing. Although, cloud computing research in Nigeria is still very nascent, the publication trends portend more growth in the research area in the nearest future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scientometrics, bibliometrics, cloud computing, research productivity, citation analysis, developing countries, emerging markets
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2021 10:54
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2021 10:54

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