Impact of Electronic File Sharing System on Production and Profit of Mining and Mineral Processing Industry(A Case Study of Dangote Cement Industry, Obajana, Kogi State, Nigeria)

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Author(s) O.C. Alaba | S.A. Agbalajobi
Pages 105-112
Volume 5
Issue 2
Date February,2015
Keywords Electronic File, File Sharing, Internet, Communication, Staff


The study examined the impact of electronic file sharing system on production and profit of mining and mineral processing industries. Dangote cement industry was chosen as a case study due to the company recent adoption of electronic file sharing system in the delivery of the company services. The primary data for the study were obtained through questionnaires and supported with participant observation which gave the researcher an opportunity to explore, watch and study the effects of electronic file sharing in daily activities of each of the sections/departments of the company. The result showed that electronic file sharing system has positive impacts on more than 75% of the staff of the company which enhance better delivery of company activities to their customers. The company uses customized applications in their distributed file sharing system which made the system more effective. Power failure, inadequate training, slow connectivity (local and internet), obsolete equipment and virus are the identified factors militating against the efficiency of files sharing system in service delivery of the company activities to their customers. The study concluded that the adoption of electronic file sharing system in Dangote cement industry has ensured good services delivery to their customers, files integrity and security. This has also improved staff and organization productivity with reasonable profit which place the company as one the world class cement industry in the world.

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