This book provides a framework for evaluating big data and cloud computing based on how they evolve to fit users’ needs in developing countries in key areas, such as agriculture and education. The authors discuss how this framework can be utilized by businesses, governments, and consumers to accelerate economic growth and overcome information and communication barriers.

By examining the ways in which cloud computing can drive social, economic, and environmental transformation, readers gain a nuanced understanding of the opportunities and challenges these technologies offer. The authors also provide an authoritative and up-to-date account of big data’s diffusion into a wide range of developing economies, such as Brazil and China, illustrating key concepts through in-depth case studies. Special attention is paid to economic development in the context of the new Sustainable Development Goals formulated by the United Nations, introducing readers to the most modern standard of economic evaluation.

Students of information management, entrepreneurship, and development, as well as policy makers, researchers, and practitioners, will find Big Data and Cloud Computing for Development an interesting read and a useful reference source.

part I|73 pages

Big Data and Cloud Computing in the Global South

part II|47 pages

Big Data and Cloud Computing in Key Development Areas in the Global South

chapter 4|9 pages

Primary Industries

chapter 5|16 pages

Education and R&D

chapter 6|20 pages


part III|76 pages

Case Studies of Diffusion and Impact of BD and Cloud Computing in Major Economies in the Global South

chapter 7|19 pages

Sub-Saharan Africa

chapter 8|18 pages


chapter 9|25 pages


chapter 10|12 pages


part IV|16 pages

Lessons Learned, Implications, and the Way Forward

chapter 11|14 pages

Discussion, Implications, and Conclusion