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Some Nations Not Happy that U.S. Poised to Become Leader in Cloud Computing Technology

The U.S. has been shipping application development work offshore for years, but cloud computing may help make America a data center services exporter. Some countries may not like that.

Take Grupo Posadas, a large hotel group in Mexico. It has five data centers supporting more than 17,000 guest rooms in over 100 hotels and other lines of business. It runs three of those data centers itself and two others through outsourcing partners. But the company is moving almost all of its IT capability to a data center in Texas run by a managed hosting company.

The U.S. is the leader in cloud computing technology, and U.S cloud-based service providers draw customers globally. Some countries have responded with laws to protect domestic providers using "fear, uncertainty and doubt campaigns" over privacy issues to counter U.S. IT companies, said Daniel Castro, an analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

The international pushback is a major threat to U.S. cloud providers, Castro said.

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Keywords: supply chain management IT, supply chain systems, supply chain solutions, cloud computing technology, U.S. home to cloud computing industry

Take Grupo Posadas, a large hotel group in Mexico. It has five data centers supporting more than 17,000 guest rooms in over 100 hotels and other lines of business. It runs three of those data centers itself and two others through outsourcing partners. But the company is moving almost all of its IT capability to a data center in Texas run by a managed hosting company.

The U.S. is the leader in cloud computing technology, and U.S cloud-based service providers draw customers globally. Some countries have responded with laws to protect domestic providers using "fear, uncertainty and doubt campaigns" over privacy issues to counter U.S. IT companies, said Daniel Castro, an analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

The international pushback is a major threat to U.S. cloud providers, Castro said.

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Keywords: supply chain management IT, supply chain systems, supply chain solutions, cloud computing technology, U.S. home to cloud computing industry