February 22, 2012 – A gulf of differences regarding cloud computing policy, infrastructure and data security separates the top nations from others providing cloud technology. Such policies, issues and communications are hindering fluid global deployment and preventing cloud computing from reaching its full economic potential, a new report states.
The Business Software Alliance on Wednesday released its “BSA Global Cloud Scorecard,” an assessment of cloud potential for the 24 nations that represent 80 percent of the global information and communications technology. The BSA report marked and ranked national preparedness and integration into a shared global marketplace under seven categories: data privacy, cybersecurity, cybercrime, intellectual property, technological interoperability, and legal harmonization, free trade and IT infrastructure.
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