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Developing countries are not reaping the benefits of cloud computing – and the gap with advanced nations is widening, a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has found. The Information Economy Report 2013 says that the shift towards the cloud has been enabled by massively enhanced processing power and data storage, and higher transmission speeds, but well-off nations dominate cloud infrastructure – they have as much as 85% of all data centres offering colocation services, while in 2011 there were some 1,000 times more secure data servers per million inhabitants in high-income economies than in least developed countries (LDCs).
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Developing countries are not reaping the benefits of cloud computing – and the gap with advanced nations is widening, a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has found.
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