Cloud Computing and its Leveling Impact between Developed and Emerging Economies

Easwar Krishna Iyer


This paper looks at Cloud Computing as a new wave technology option and the leveling impact that it has got between developed and emerging economies. The paper analyses the four vectors of threat for cloud computing adoption using the tetra-threat framework, a structure that analyses the sustainability of competitive advantage. In the context of emerging economies, the paper explains the cloud acceptance patterns of predominantly ‘new customer’ emerging markets with two counties in perspective – India a BRIC nation and Indonesia a MIST nation.


Cloud Computing, Emerging Economies, Sustainable Advantage, Tetra-Threat Framework

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