In the recently concluded policy workshop on cloud computing organized by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT) and the Information Technology Association of the Philippines (ITAP) dubbed, “Leveraging the Cloud to Promote Sustainable Development,” Microsoft Philippines expressed its support to promote cloud computing services as an effective solution in organizing government and commercial infrastructures.
“We, at Microsoft, recognize the advantages of deploying cloud computing services, which can enhance work productivity, enable better business processes, and support green computing. We support the government and private sector in their advocacy of cloud computing and we recognize its potential to spur economic activity and job generation,” said Dondi Mapa, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Philippines and one of the speakers during the event.
The workshop aimed to increase the awareness of integrating cloud computing in business and government operations as well as to ensure that appropriate policies are in place. During the event, BSA showcased and launched its comparative study called the “APAC Digital Economy and Cloud Computing Scorecard 2011,” which evaluates 14 Asia Pacific countries on the readiness of their legal and regulatory frameworks for the deployment of cloud computing.
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