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Data Alert: Australia ideally positioned to capitalise on cloud computing revolution

02 Mar 2012

Business Software Alliance (BSA) has ranked Australia second in a study of global preparedness for cloud computing. The report, BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard, measures the readiness of countries to support the growth of cloud computing, which “marks the next contribution that software and computing technologies will make toward greater productivity and expanded economic growth”.

The scorecard ranks 24 economies, which account for 80 per cent of the global ICT market, according to seven policy categories: Data Privacy, Security, Cybercrime, Intellectual Property Rights, International Harmonisation of Rules, Promoting Free Trade and ICT Readiness, Broadband Deployment.

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