International Journal of Advances in Computer Science and Its Applications
Author(s) : ABDUL RAZAK HAMDAN, ALKHANSA A. SHAKEABUBAKOR, ELANKOVAN SUNDARARAJAN
Today, higher education communities are faced with several new challenges such as information explosion and the diversity of their sources, increasing competitive pressure, shorter study life cycles, and shorter technology innovation cycles. Two possible ways to cope with these challenges are the implementation theory of lean system (LS) techniques to map the researcher's needs across the academic research processes and integrating it with a services and applications of cloud computing technology. In order to, eliminate waste which come out through the tasks of academic researchers during the academic research stages. This study has been assembled to value stream map the academic researcher tasks and wastes during their research life to determining the needs of the academic researchers through research stages that provide value. This paper presents results of an interview that was conducted amongst academic researchers in Malaysia Universities. Through the development and application of a face to face interviews, we will identify the wastes and researcher's need to providing solutions with using of cloud computing services and applications to meet their needs and eliminate wastes. Using the information gleaned from these maps, the conventions of academic research tools can be critically evaluated and changed to better meet the needs of academic researchers to improve their productivity and performance.