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Canada as Major Cloud Provider for North America

Recently, Canada’s CTO Jirka Danek gave a speech where he highlighted the opportunities in cloud and green IT for Canada. Bill St. Arnaud’s blog carried the details.

The arguments for Canada include:

  • Well positioned to become a world leader in Cloud Computing
  • IT investments by the government
  • Existing data protection policies and regulations
  • Existing talent pool

What does this mean for businesses outside of Canada? Watch for Canada (and other countries) to make inroads into the space. But also be cautious about data privacy requirements as they pertain to international boundaries. Look for higher-level providers to leverage Canadian providers for services lower in the stack.

In summary, this could provide great opportunities for businesses…where appropriate.

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