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Galexia has been working with The Software Alliance (BSA) since 2009 and has assisted in the development of an extensive body of cloud research, thought leadership and first to market analysis on key cloud issues.

Galexia has worked extensively with the Brussels, Singapore and Washington BSA offices and has engaged with BSA stakeholders in more than 60 countries.



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BSA - Global Cloud Computing Scorecard (2016)

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  • Galexia Global Cloud Computing Readiness Scorecard (2016) Micro-site » - Browse themes and country summary reports and analytics covering trends over the past 3 reports in one document. Access the 2016 Scorecard, Dashboard and 24 country report, as well as analytics and graphs showing transition and trends in overall scores across themes and 24 countries (from 2012 to 2016)

Galexia was commissioned to prepare the 3rd Global Cloud Computing Readiness Scorecard, following the success of the 2012 and 2013 scorecards.

The report was released in April 2016.

The Galexia / BSA Global Cloud Scorecard analyses the legal and regulatory framework and broadband infrastructure of 24 countries that together make up 80 percent of the global ICT market. The analysis is grouped under seven policy categories that are central to the growth and operation of cloud computing.

The study includes a detailed country-by-country analysis of legislation, regulations, case law, government policy and standards. The assessments include an evaluation of enforcement and implementation of existing laws in each country, as well as an assessment of compliance with relevant treaties and global agreements where applicable. The Scorecard analysis is based upon a combination of published information and statistics and evaluation by independent experts at Galexia.



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BSA - Asia Pacific Cybersecurity Dashboard and 10 country reports (2015)

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On 30 June 2015 BSA | The Software Alliance released the APAC CyberSecurity Maturity Dashboard (including 10 Country reports and case studies).

The 2015 APAC Cybersecurity Dashboard evaluates cybersecurity laws, rules, policies and institutions in 10 key jurisdictions:

  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam

The report assesses each country against criteria deemed essential for effective cybersecurity protection.

The full country reports are available for download and give an overview of the cybersecurity landscape, highlighting key cybersecurity legislation and policy, as well as the main entities currently operating within each jurisdiction. Maturity is assessed against criteria grouped across the following key themes:

  • Legal foundations for cybersecurity;
  • Operational capabilities;
  • Public-private partnerships;
  • Sector-specific cybersecurity plans; and
  • Education.
  • Additional Cyberlaw indicators


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BSA - European Cybersecurity Dashboard and 28 Country Reports (2015)

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On 3 March 2015 BSA | The Software Alliance released the EU CyberSecurity Maturity Dashboard (including 28 Country reports and case studies).

The 2015 EU Cybersecurity Dashboard — the first-of-its-kind examination of the relevant policy approaches in the Member States — highlights some fundamental challenges as well as significant opportunities for improving cybersecurity across the EU.

The Report evaluates national laws, rules and policies in all 28 EU Member States against 25 criteria deemed essential for effective cybersecurity protections. It is intended to provide EU Member States with an opportunity to evaluate their countries’ policies against key metrics and maps a way forward by outlining the key building blocks for a strong cybersecurity legal framework.

The full Member State reports give an overview of the cybersecurity landscape, based on the set of criteria outlined below, highlighting key cybersecurity legislation and policy, as well as the main entities currently operating within each jurisdiction. Maturity is assessed against criteria grouped across the following key themes:

  • Legal foundations for cybersecurity;
  • Operational capabilities;
  • Public-private partnerships;
  • Sector-specific cybersecurity plans; and
  • Education.


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BSA - Global Cloud Computing Scorecard (2013)

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The 2013 Global Cloud Computing Scorecard — the first-ever report to track year-over-year change in the international policy landscape for cloud computing — shows that cloud readiness is improving, if unevenly.

These findings come against the backdrop of the massive and well-documented movement to cloud services by consumers, businesses, and governments. What hasn’t been documented until now is the less steady improvement in the policy environment to support global cloud computing, with some countries making big strides to improve their cloud readiness while others, including some of the world’s largest technology markets, have stalled or even backtracked.

Methodology

The BSA Global Cloud Scorecard analyzes the legal and regulatory framework and broadband infrastructure of 24 countries that together make up 80 percent of the global ICT market. The analysis is grouped under seven policy categories that are central to the growth and operation of cloud computing.

The study includes a detailed country-by-country analysis of legislation, regulations, case law, government policy and standards. The assessments include an evaluation of enforcement and implementation of existing laws in each country, as well as an assessment of compliance with relevant treaties and global agreements where applicable. The Scorecard analysis is based upon a combination of published information and statistics and evaluation by independent experts at Galexia.

Each country's score is computed using a 66-item scoring grid and analyses. The scores are derived using a weighted system that allocates different weights to each section/question. A number of basic fact-finding questions are excluded from the scoring system. Each group of questions is weighted to reflect its importance to cloud computing and each individual question is also weighted to reflect its importance within the group. To help with the scoring and usability of the study, the assessments are based on a  series of questions that are framed so that a "yes" response reflects a favorable policy setting for global cloud computing. The weights are shown in the table below and the results are available in the downloadable report.

The 2013 Scorecard follows on from the groundbreaking 2012 Scorecard and contains:

  • Updates across 24 countries and 66 criteria, including:
    • 27 significant (positive) changes
    • 34 moderate (positive) changes
    • 6 moderate (negative) changes
    • 108 minor (no effect) changes
    • 432 infrastructure changes
  • Tracks changes in score and rank from 2012
  • Includes 3 new case studies

Scorecard Themes

The Scorecard examines major laws and regulations relevant to cloud computing in seven policy categories as well as each country’s ICT-related infrastructure and broadband deployment. These policy categories align with the BSA’s Cloud Computing Guiding Principles, which underpin the Scorecard’s analytical framework and its suggestions for providing a workable framework to allow for the growth of cloud computing.

Country Ranking

The first-ever report to track year-over-year change in the international policy landscape for cloud computing shows that cloud readiness is improving, if unevenly.

  • 1. Japan - Score: 84.5 - Change from 2012 Score: +0.8 | Rank: same
  • 2. Australia - Score: 79.9 - Change from 2012 Score: +0.68 | Rank: same
  • 3. US - Score: 79.7 - Change from 2012 Score: +1.17 | Rank: +1
  • 4. Germany - Score: 79.17 - Change from 2012 Score: +0.1 | Rank: -1
  • 5. Singapore - Score: 78.5 - Change from 2012 Score: +6.38 | Rank: +5
  • 6. France - Score: 78.3 - Change from 2012 Score: -0.02 | Rank: -1
  • 7. United Kingdom - Score: 76.9 - Change from 2012 Score: +0.38 | Rank: same
  • 8. Korea - Score: 76.2 - Change from 2012 Score: +0.15 | Rank: same
  • 9. Canada - Score: 75.8 - Change from 2012 Score: +5.42 | Rank: +3
  • 10. Italy - Score: 75.5 - Change from 2012 Score: -1.1 | Rank: -4
  • 11. Spain - Score: 73.7 - Change from 2012 Score: -0.18 | Rank: -2
  • 12. Poland - Score: 72.0 - Change from 2012 Score: +1.35 | Rank: -1
  • 13. Malaysia - Score: 69.5 - Change from 2012 Score: +10.3 | Rank: same
  • 14. Russia - Score: 59.1 - Change from 2012 Score: 4.76 | Rank: +2
  • 15. Mexico - Score: 56.9 - Change from 2012 Score: +0.53 | Rank: -1
  • 16. Argentina - Score: 56.5 - Change from 2012 Score: +1.36 | Rank: -1
  • 17. India - Score: 53.1 - Change from 2012 Score: +3.11 | Rank: +2
  • 18. Turkey - Score: 52.4 - Change from 2012 Score: +0.31 | Rank: -1
  • 19. China - Score: 51.5 - Change from 2012 Score: +4.02 | Rank: +2
  • 20. South Africa - Score: 51.3 - Change from 2012 Score: +0.82 | Rank: -2
  • 21. Indonesia - Score: 48.4 - Change from 2012 Score: -1.25 | Rank: -1
  • 22. Brazil - Score: 44.1 - Change from 2012 Score: +9.03 | Rank: +2
  • 23. Thailand - Score: 44.0 - Change from 2012 Score: +1.14 | Rank: -1
  • 24. Vietnam - Score: 40.1 - Change from 2012 Score: +0.54 | Rank: -1

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BSA - Global Cloud Computing Scorecard (2012)

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The first-of-its-kind 2012 Scorecard analyses and ranks the legal and regulatory framework and broadband infrastructure of 24 countries based on seven policy categories that measure the countries’ preparedness to support the growth of cloud computing. Together, these countries account for 80% of the global ICT market.

The Scorecard also includes a detailed country-by-country analysis of legislation, regulations, case law, government policy and standards. The assessments include an evaluation of enforcement and implementation of existing laws in each country, as well as an assessment of compliance with relevant treaties and global agreements where applicable.

Each country's score is computed using a 66-item scoring grid and analyses. The scores are derived using a weighted system that allocates different weights to each section/question. A number of basic fact-finding questions are excluded from the scoring system. Each group of questions is weighted to reflect its importance to cloud computing and each individual question is also weighted to reflect its importance within the group. To help with the scoring and usability of the study, the assessments are based on a series of questions that are framed so that a "yes" response reflects a favourable policy setting for global cloud computing.

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BSA - Asia Pacific Digital Economy and Cloud Computing Readiness Scorecard (2010)

Galexia has completed a comprehensive review of digital economy laws and infrastructure in 14 Asia Pacific countries - the Asia Pacific Digital Economy and Cloud Computing Scorecard. This important comparative analysis was commissioned by the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

The 14 countries in the study are: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

The report is presented as a checklist of over 100 issues in 8 categories:

  • Security;
  • Cybercrime;
  • Interoperability;
  • Data protection;
  • Intellectual property;
  • International harmonisation of rules;
  • Promoting free trade; and
  • Infrastructure.

The full report is available to BSA members.



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