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Developing countries behind in cloud computing, says UN

Cloud computing can only take off in developing countries if the necessary infrastructure and regulations are implemented, the UN Conference on Trade and Development has said.

In its Information Economy Report 2013, the organisation warns that cloud computing, which allows data to be stored and accessed remotely, is difficult for developing countries to adopt.

As cloud computing is “anchored on the ground by a combination of the physical hardware, networks, storage, services and interfaces that are needed to deliver computing as a service”, developing countries must find the resources to set up data centres.

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