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CLOUD READINESS INDEX 2012

introduction Welcome to the 2012 Cloud Readiness Index created by the Asia Cloud Computing Association

The Index is designed to look at the state of readiness for cloud computing in markets across the Asia Pacific region - especially how we see regulation and policy work by governments - to help advance cloud computing in Asia. It measures key attributes and conditions that will help companies and individuals determine which markets are currently best placed for wide adoption of cloud computing services.


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indexThe Index

The Index is designed to look at the state of readiness for cloud computing in markets across the Asia Pacific region - especially how we see regulation and policy work by governments - to help advance cloud computing in Asia. It measures key attributes and conditions that will help companies and individuals determine which markets are currently best placed for wide adoption of cloud computing services.


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The 14 countries analyzed include China, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Read more...
futureThe Future
  This Index will be published on an annual basis. The purpose of it is to track the development of critical fundamentals for cloud-based services, and in so doing to stimulate discussion between cloud industry stakeholders across the region. Asia-Pacific governments and businesses recognise the rapidly-growing importance of the cloud economy. The Association has established relationships with these stakeholders and is growing these further through events and outreach activities with all sections of the cloud community. We welcome all feedback and wider involvement in these activities.

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Introduction

 

Download: Cloud Readiness Index 2012 White Paper


Welcome to the Asia Cloud Computing Association's 2012 Cloud Readiness Index (CRI). The Index has been designed to track the development of the necessary infrastructure and enabling environment for cloud computing across leading Asian economies.
Cloud computing has become a very important part of the knowledge economy and is certain to become one of the biggest drivers of economic growth over the next decade. Gartner forecasts public cloud services to be worth $109 billion this year, while the EU expects the cloud to add as much as E160 billion ($206 billion) to annual GDP between now and 2020, representing more than 2% of GDP growth.
By mapping the conditions required for successful implementation, the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) aims to identify potential bottlenecks that could slow adoption and limit the ability of Asian economies to take advantage of the cloud computing future. The Index also serves to help identify critical gaps to be addressed in the form of policy, legal and commercial cloud drivers.
In this version of the CRI, the ACCA has been able to illustrate not only how countries rate relative to one another, but also how their paths are progressing, including which factors are not improving relative to neighbours and peers.
The ACCA believes that the CRI provides a powerful illustrative tool for policy-makers and to assist government-led training programmes. By identifying core components required
 to support cloud computing take-up, the CRI will aid in focusing resources productively to address some of these deficiencies. Industry development can be spurred along with broad- based economic growth.
The ACCA invites governments around the region to join in a discussion on areas of particular interest and demand, and to help identify programmes aimed at bringing improvements based on best industry practice and peer benchmarks