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Clouds of Data present an opportunity for African Researchers and scientists

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Clouds of Data present an opportunity for African Researchers and scientists
As the cost of data storage goes down more data will be created.The adoption of cloud computing will drive this phenomenon.This will allow our researchers to use rich data available at a lower cost to solve most of Africa challenges while creating more opportunities.


Data intensive research is changing the way African researchers can work and the impact they can have.As a side issue, it is also opening up new career path in the field of data science. 


While the potential of big data in Africa undoubtedly opens up opportunities, the need for accurate information gathering is still a key link in the chain that ultimately can produce big data sets.

When the Ebola epidemic spread through West Africa.A Kenyan start-up created a reporting sms-based system called Echo mobile that allowed communities in Sierra Leone to alert the government on new infections.Echo mobile would send the text sent by citizen and health worke…