SA biggest mover in IT economies rankings

SA MAP  SMESJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa is now ranked 14th out of 24 leading information technology economies after moving six places up the  ratings.

This is according a new, far-reaching study by Business Software Alliance  (BSA), indicating South Africa was the biggest improver.

“We are excited to see South Africa leading the way when it comes to cloud  computing readiness,” says Billa Coetsee, Chairman of the BSA South  Africa.

“The shift up to 14th place signifies that as a country we are embracing  technology that helps to build our emerging economy at a most pertinent  time. Cloud computing has the potential to open up opportunities for a  much larger proportion of our society thanks to its cost effectiveness,
and we are hopeful that the improvement we have seen this year will continue as we move into the future.”

The 2016 BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard ranks the cloud computing  readiness of 24 countries that account for 80 percent of the world’s IT  markets. Each country is graded on its strengths and weaknesses in seven  key policy areas.

The top five countries in the rankings are Japan, the United States, Germany, Canada and France.

CAJ News

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