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Global Software Development: Challen ges and Opportunities in Nigeria

Misra, Sanjay and Covenant University, Public Lecture (2015) Global Software Development: Challen ges and Opportunities in Nigeria. Covenant University 43rd Public Lecture, 4 (5). ISSN 2006...0327

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To God be all the glory. I am grateful to our Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo and the Management Team of this University led by our amiable VC, Professor C. K. Ayo for allowing me to deliver this public lecture today. Today‘s lecture investigates the possibilities of sub-Saharan Africa as a sourcing destination in the software field. To find out the reasons why sub-Saharan African countries in general and Nigeria in particular are not considered a destination for global software development projects. In the study that led to this lecture, a set of professionals from Europe and Africa were interviewed. Results indicate that there are many disadvantages and difficulties impeding Nigeria from becoming a preferred sourcing destination. The main ones are the absence of a strong software industry and the concerns about legislative, fiscal and commercial premises. On the other hand, it is observed that there are also relevant added values and competitive advantages in Nigeria (English-speaking country, same time zone and cost) and, therefore, it can become a potential target for software development outsourcing in the medium and long term.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global Software Development; Software Offshoring; Sub- Saharan Africa; Nigeria.
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: 06 Oct 2017 11:11
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 11:38

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