International Journal of Computer Science and Security (IJCSS)
Cloud computing is an excellent alternative for higher education in a resource limited setting. Universities should take advantage of available cloud-based application offered by service providers and enable their own user/student to perform business and academic tasks. In this paper, the authors will compare the cost between on-premise options and cloud computing. Two cost estimates will be created, the first for building and setting up IT infrastructure in-house in Federal University Of Technology (FUOT), Nigeria while the second cost estimate will be for setting up IT in the cloud for the same Institution.