September 19, 2017

Bridging the Digital Divide

Cloud Computing- image from Mashable

Turns out “the cloud” is not just a place to keep your iTunes collection. Okay, to be fair, if you’re reading this you already know that. But, are you aware of how cloud computing is helping to bridge the digital divide between developed nations and the developing world?

The New York Times reports in its Bits section that the swiftest and most monumental benefits from cloud computing may be seen in developing nations like Nigeria and India.

In such places, where web server costs can be financially out of reach even by developed-nation standards, small companies are finding that Amazon Web Services (and similar services from Google and Microsoft) provide business-changing benefits that could help them overcome tenuous and oftentimes risky business conditions.

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