e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 8th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, December 6-7, 2016, Proceedings

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G-Cloud: Opportunities and Security Challenges for Burkina Faso

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-66742-3_8,
        author={Didier Bassole and Fr\^{e}d\^{e}ric Ouedraogo and Oumarou Sie},
        title={G-Cloud: Opportunities and Security Challenges for Burkina Faso},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 8th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, December 6-7, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2017},
        month={10},
        keywords={G-Cloud Opportunities Security chalenges Developing countries},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-66742-3_8}
    }
    
  • Didier Bassole
    Frédéric Ouedraogo
    Oumarou Sie
    Year: 2017
    G-Cloud: Opportunities and Security Challenges for Burkina Faso
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66742-3_8
Didier Bassole1,*, Frédéric Ouedraogo2,*, Oumarou Sie1,*
  • 1: Université Ouaga I Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO
  • 2: Université de Koudougou
*Contact email: dbassole@gmail.com, ouedraogo.tounwendyam@yahoo.fr, oumarou.sie@gmail.com

Abstract

In this paper, we try to clearly outline the opportunities of cloud computing in the context of developing countries, while helping stakeholders grasp the challenges ahead. In particular, we consider the case of the G-Cloud project engaged by the government of Burkina Faso to boost the ICT economy, improve administration-citizen relations, and strengthen the education system. Through this article, we try to show the actors, that the G-Cloud to be a vector of opportunities and sustainable development for Burkina Faso, pre-conditions and challenges are facing particularly in terms of security in the cloud environment and the challenge on the supply in sufficient quantity and quality of electric power.