From the videos and photos that we share online with faraway family members to the backup online data storage that supports our personal computers, cloud computing is an intrinsic part of our daily lives. 

The expansion of high-speed broadband connections has made remote data transfer easier and cheaper.  Often, it is more productive than ever before to store data remotely, increasing the number of e-services and bringing a more collaborative process to the Web.  Through the cloud and the ever-increasing mobility of computing technology, people now expect to access data from anywhere at any time.  For people, the conveniences of daily life have expanded with each new cloud application.  For businesses, the cloud has the potential to dramatically increase efficiencies and productivity while reducing costs.  Simply put, it is a model for utilizing computing resources to do more with less, and it will be a fundamental tool in achieving future sustainability and growth.

The rapid evolution and pervasiveness of cloud computing is raising new policy issues, particularly related to cloud operations across worldwide markets and jurisdictions. The growth of cloud computing, and its value to nations’ businesses, citizens, and economies, will continue to advance if its development is guided by the same policy framework that has long enabled the dynamic growth of the information and communications technologies (ICT).

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