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The Perception of Tanzanian Higher Learning Institution's Community on Open Source Software Adoption

Oyuke, Lightness Duncan (2011) The Perception of Tanzanian Higher Learning Institution's Community on Open Source Software Adoption. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This project focused on finding out the perception of Tanzanian higher learning institution's community on open source software adoption. It is an attempt to reduce the current problem of pirated software in use by a number of users who cannot afford purchasing a genuine copy of proprietary software such as Microsoft products. A quantitative research was adopted to test the relationship between independent variables: Top management support, cost saving, compatibility, continuity & flexibility technical support and IS community's perception and dependent variable: Open source software adoption. A questionnaire survey was conducted to collect data from three Tanzanian higher learning institutions. Various factors of open source software adoption including IS community's perception and opportunities of open source software to higher learning institutions was examined in this study. An analysis was performed using the SPSS package to which the subsequent result of the correlations shows significant relationship between all independent variables and dependent variables, multiple regressions was also conducted. Three independent variables: Continuity & flexibility, top management support and cost saving had strong influence to the study while compatibility, technical support and IS community's perception had weak influence. Finally discussion, recommendation and conclusion were made.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Open Source Software Adoption, Higher Learning Institution, Tanzania
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software > QA76.76 Fuzzy System.
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Depositing User: Mr Husni Ismail
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 03:07
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 07:51
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2700

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