What cloud computing is doing for emerging markets

ADRIAN BRIDGWATER | December 11, 2018

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Software development is starting up in countries previously unassociated with information technology, providing an opportunity for economic growth in emerging markets. The breadth, power and scope of cloud computing has changed the way we think about information technology and the next generation of software currently being built. Given what is effectively no upper limit on the extent of IT resources available, any data job for an application or database can theoretically be increased, or decreased, by an order of magnitude in a short time. The expression web-scale may have come out of the marketing rhetoric that cloud industry vendors are so fond of, but it does have a meaning. We now understand web-scale to mean the opportunity for a cloud application to be as wide as the web itself where needed.

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