19:04 | 08/03/2018 Information Technology
New report shows how emerging markets continue to lag in the adoption of cloud-friendly policies, hindering their growth.
BSA | The Software Alliance today released its 2018 Global Cloud Computing Scorecard, a flagship study that assesses cloud computing policies around the globe. Vietnam ranks 24th out of 24 leading IT economies and continues to occupy last place since the Scorecard was first launched, a sign that the legal and regulatory environment for cloud computing in Vietnam is restricting cloud innovation. You can see a detailed analysis of Vietnam’s results here http://cloudscorecard.bsa.org/2018/index.html.
The 2018 BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard – the newest version of the only report to rank countries’ preparedness for the adoption and growth of cloud computing services – features an updated methodology that better reflects the policies that have helped cloud computing’s exponential growth over the past five years, putting additional emphasis on countries’ privacy and cybersecurity laws and broadband infrastructure.
In 2018, most countries continue to make improvements, but some markets are falling further behind. Germany scored the highest on the Scorecard – due to its national cybersecurity policies and promotion of free trade – followed closely by Japan and the United States. Bringing up the rear are a small group of nations that have failed to embrace the international approach: Russia, China, Indonesia, and Vietnam.