There is huge emphasis on cloud-computing in China as it is a good answer to a weak IT infrastructure and thinly spread IT skills. Concentrating IT skills in cloud-computing centres makes a lot of sense. China Daily published data showing spending on cloud computing nearly doubling every year and estimated to amount to $60 billion this year.
“The Chinese government sees cloud computing as an infrastructure, which is quite different from Western countries, which have been focused on efficiency and cost reduction”
The result is spending in China on par with USA on cloud-computing. Just as Kenya is skipping wired networks and leaping into the wireless world, China is skipping the thick client paradigm and leaping into the world of cloud computing. It’s all good and helps them get better IT sooner and at lower cost.