Advisory Council (AC) Consultation on Cloud Computing

Date Added: Oct 2009
Format: PDF

Cloud computing promises a powerful new platform for innovation. It allows entrepreneurs to develop, deploy, market, and sell cloud applications worldwide without having to invest in expensive IT computing infrastructure. It also gives smaller businesses access to the same industrial-strength computing systems as large multinational corporations, boosting the competitiveness of small and medium-sized business. By allowing government and business in developing countries to access sophisticated computing platforms without having to make large hardware and software investments or manage complex IT deployments, cloud computing can help jump-start economic development. All that is required to access cloud computing solutions is a browser with broad-band access.