BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2016) - Galexia Analytics Release

Key Findings

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.

The 2016 BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard reveals significant changes in the policy environment for cloud computing in key global economies since the previous Scorecard in 2013. Many of the changes are positive, especially in the field of data protection and intellectual property protection.

General improvements in global IT infrastructure have produced a positive environment for cloud computing. However, some countries have lost ground due to new restrictions on IT service providers, and new trade barriers that threaten further growth and innovation in the cloud computing sector.

The findings are based on a unique examination and ranking of the 24 countries that account for 80 percent of the global IT market. Countries are scored across seven policy areas encompassing the laws, regulations and IT infrastructure necessary for the support and growth of digital technology and cloud computing.