Factor Analysis of the Performance Indices of Information and Communications Technology Projects in the Public Sector of the Nigerian Economy

Akinyokun, Charles O.; Angaye, Cleopas O.; Ubaru, Moses O.
April 2009
Journal of Technology Research;Apr2009, Vol. 1, p1
Academic Journal
Capital investment on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) projects in the public sector of Nigeria economy has been on the increase in the last ten years. This paper proposes fifty three performance indices of ICT projects and a tool for evaluating them. The ICT projects in the public sector of Nigerian economy were surveyed and completed questionnaires were received from forty five Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies; thirty six States and Federal Capital Territory; one model Local Government for each State; thirty seven Universities; forty two Polytechnics and forty three Colleges of Education. The data collected were subjected to factor analysis by principal components using Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS). Nine factors were extracted and the percentage contribution of each factor to the success of ICT projects was estimated. The results obtained place a high premium on the participation of ICT users in the planning, implementation and management of ICT projects. The total sum of the percentage contributions of all the factors was found to be less than one hundred. This revealed that there were some extraneous factors whose related performance indices were not considered in the administered questionnaire.


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