Analysis of the Adoption Status of Cloud Computing by Country

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 181)


Cloud computing is a major area of interest in information technology (IT), which offers the possibility of green IT implementation by reducing operating costs and carbon emissions. Other advantages of cloud computing include scalability, flexibility, reliability, and high performance. Many countries, such as the USA, UK, Japan, and Germany, have introduced and used cloud computing to their IT infrastructure. However, the adoption of cloud computing in South Korea is still in the early stages compared to such countries. This paper presents an analysis of the current adoption status of cloud computing in the USA, UK, and South Korea to seek some directions for the introduction of cloud computing technologies in Korean government agencies and public institutions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science EducationCatholic University of DaeguGyeonsansiSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Computer EducationSunchon National UniversitySuncheonSouth Korea

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