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Cloud Computing Gives Emerging Markets a Lift
Nov.-Dec. 2011 (vol. 13 no. 6)
pp. 60-62
San Murugesan, BRITE Professional Services, Australia

Cloud computing has the power to transform emerging markets by offering access to advanced IT infrastructure and applications that many of them couldn't afford otherwise. An informed understanding of cloud computing and its benefits and limitations are the key to successfully embracing the opportunities this new computing paradigm offers. This article discusses the prospects of clouds in emerging regions and how the stakeholders in emerging regions can successfully embrace cloud computing.

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Index Terms:
Keywords: Information technology, emerging markets, cloud computing
Citation:
San Murugesan, "Cloud Computing Gives Emerging Markets a Lift," IT Professional, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 60-62, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MITP.2011.94
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