This week we travel around the world to discuss cloud computing. We start by first going to Washington D.C. with Brad Smith, as he talks to the government about the cloud. We then venture to Malaysia where Steve Ballmer discusses the cloud with an emerging economy.
Unlocking the Promise of the Cloud in Government
In this story, Mr. Smith goes to Washington. No, we are not talking about James Stewart. We are looking at Brad Smith, Senior Vice President at Microsoft, as he writes about his personal experience travelling to Washington D.C. to talk about the cloud. Brad discusses how he is “constantly seeing powerful new evidence of the value of cloud computing” which leads him to reflect on recent news about the University of Arizona choosing BPOS and the city of Miami using Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud platform.
Most of the story focuses on some really interesting points around the government and cloud computing. Mr. Smith discusses examples of potential opportunities and benefits of the government using the cloud, such as security protection. Be sure to check out this great piece from Brad Smith.
Malaysia Is First in Region to Access Full Range of Cloud Computing
For this next story we travel across the globe to Malaysia. Malaysia has become the first emerging economy in the region to gain access to Microsoft Online Services. This article includes many quotes from CEO Steve Ballmer as he discusses the benefits that the cloud platform will bring to Malaysia.
“Truly, Cloud Computing represents the next frontier and has the potential to invigorate Malaysian enterprises and innovation in the years to come."
You can read all about Mr. Ballmer’s trip to Malaysia in this piece by Bernama.com.
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