BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2018) - Galexia Analytics Release
Standards and International Harmonization of Rules
Users need data portability and seamless interoperable applications if they are to make full use of cloud-computing services and the digital economy. IT industry organizations are developing international standards that will ensure optimal portability. Government support for these voluntary, industry- led efforts is highly important. Countries must also promote global harmonization of e-commerce rules, tariffs, and relevant trade rules.
This section examines the extent to which governments have encouraged industry-led processes and promoted harmonization of e-commerce rules.
Although tariffs and trade barriers for online software and applications continue to be rare, they continue
to hinder new technology products used to access cloud services in a few countries. Argentina, Brazil, and Russia all score poorly in this section.