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A Cloud-based Framework for e-Empowerment of Businesses in the Nigerian Informal Sector

Daramola, Olawande and Okuboyejo, Sena and Oladipupo, O. O. and Ayo, C. K. (2015) A Cloud-based Framework for e-Empowerment of Businesses in the Nigerian Informal Sector. In: 2nd Covenant University Conference on African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), 11th - 13th May, 2015, Africa Leadership Development Center, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria..

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The informal sector refers to economic activities in all sectors of the economy that are operated outside strict government regulations or the organised private sector. The Nigerian informal sector accounts for about 58% of her rebased economy. The range of activities in the informal sector include roadside retails, transport, artisans, and a diversity of small-scale entrepreneurs. However, these operators lack the necessary institutional support for increased productivity and effectiveness, which could facilitate more substantial contributions to national economic growth. In this paper, we present the design of a technology-oriented supportive framework based on cloud computing that will aid the activities of actors in the Nigerian informal sector for improved effectiveness and productivity. A preliminary assessment of the readiness of operators in various strata of the Nigeria informal sector reveals a potential for active participation and mass adoption in the advent of such a novel initiative in Nigeria

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2015 14:11
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 17:58

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