Monday, March 19th, 2012
Governments all over the world are making moves to incentivize cloud storage, email and applications among companies. The technology, while in its early stages, is valued for its scalability and efficient pricing model, benefits that extend to a variety of fields and industries. Seeing a chance to boost local businesses and education, the island nation of Malta has launched a comprehensive cloud computing initiative dedicated to expanding the cloud's presence in local industries.
Accoring to Malta Today, Microsoft's Malta country manager Adriana Zammit, one of the plan's principal backers, said that business owners in the country were already innovating and the cloud would help, specifying that the new cloud push would focus on education, creation and global promotion.
"Cloud computing will also help drive this further because we believe it is the next wave of computing," she said, according to the source.
Malta's local cloud strategy has parallels in the European Commission, which has spent time during the past two years debating a large-scale cloud encouragement program for companies throughout Europe, citing a desire to compete globally as a factor motivating the legislation.
Tags: Big Data and Storage