Japan is the most ready country in the world to take advantage of “cloud computing” technologies which provide technical and economical advantages, according to Washington-based Business Software Alliance (BSA) organization.
Cloud computing is a type of service platform that remotely provides software to users whenever they need it. Tech experts say it is a system that saves resources, time and money.
Japan is number one in the world thanks to its robust IT infrastructure, intellectual property protection systems and privacy technologies that do not inhibit commerce, according to BSA’s report, quoted by Kyodo.
“Japan is a leader in the development of international standards related to cloud computing, and the country is working to provide all households with high-speed fiber broadband connections in the next three years,” the organization said.
Japan is followed in the hierarchy by Australia, Germany, the U.S. and France.
The report warned of a sharp divide between developed and emerging economies. “Japan, the United States, and EU all have established solid legal and regulatory bases to support the growth of cloud computing, while developing countries, such as China, India, and Brazil, have the most work to do to integrate themselves into the global cloud market.”