Taxing The Cloud: KMPG’s Take On Global Cloud Computing Taxation A fresh resource, custom-tailored to help end users and service architects of cloud computing services along their journey of scheduling procedures, managing operational dynamics, planning work execution and other relevant parameters – all with the core intent of dealing with the associated tax exposure, has recently made it into the public domain: the Country Perspective on Taxing the Cloud. The novel online tool relies on KMPG associate firms around the globe to provide detailed coverage of how taxation authorities around the world are tackling the challenge of closing in on
US to Europe: “Eat My Cloud Dust” Europe may trump the United States in such matters as academic prosperity in mathematics and sciences, as we know it celebrates its monarchs with far more compelling pomp and circumstance that we could possibly muster for our heads of state. But clout in cloud remains one discipline in which America continues to exert overwhelming dominance over the continent across the pond. This isn’t to say that nations like France, Germany, and even economically beleaguered Greece aren’t curious about cloud and the shot in the arm it could offer to their collective IT acumen.
Public-Private Cloud Partnership: Ontario Government and IBM Join Hands Government agencies encouraging new technologies through grants and partnerships with private entities are not a recent phenomenon. From DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to NSF (National Science Foundation), a lot of agencies have gone down that path, and American society has benefited as a whole. Even cloud computing has been part of the process (See: Knowledge Sharing on Cloud Computing Between Government and Public Sectors and US Military Asks for Private Sector’s Help to Understand Cloud Computing). Recently, individual lawmakers have started lobbying for
Taiwan’s Cloud Trinity – Medicine, Tourism and Culture Innovation Over the last year, Taiwan has become synonymous with cloud computing development. From government support (See: Cloud Computing: Taiwan’s Next Trillion Dollar Industry) to international acclaim (See: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the Taiwanese Clouds), everyone seems to repose faith in the Taiwanese cloud. Now, the government has decided to increase the stakes. Taiwanese Minister and deputy convener of the Board of Science and Technology in the Cabinet (Executive Yuan), Cyrus Chu, has announced the government’s intention to complete three major plans for a medical cloud, a tourism cloud, and a
Is The Federal Government Moving Fast Enough On Cloud Computing? At a time when the Federal Government is being congratulated for saving billions by moving to the cloud (See: Research Report: Feds Rejoice the Cloud Way, with $5 bn In Annual Savings), the title of this article may seem somewhat incongruous. Before I delve into the reasons, let me bring up the topic of variance analysis. According to Wikipedia, “In budgeting (or management accounting in general), a variance is the difference between a budgeted, planned or standard amount and the actual amount incurred/sold….. The concept of variance is intrinsically connected
The Government and the Cloud: Defining the Relationship They say change comes slowly or not at all. The cloud computing movement is thankfully maintaining a slow crawl over the powers-that-be in our governments at every level: local, state, national, even international. (But let’s save the complex, meaty discussion of the global cloud for another piece.) Although practically all of us are quite aware of the influence cloud exerts over the Internet-savvy members of our communities — that is to say, “everybody” — the government still hesitates to truly engage with the growing technological power. True, our leaders and their processes
Research Report: Feds Rejoice The Cloud Way, With $5 bn In Annual Savings Statistics have it that the federal government is enjoying a definite cutback in expenditure, estimated to be $5.5 billion per annum as an outcome of their thoughtful shift towards cloud-based services. The numbers have been accumulated by interviewing 108 federal CIOs and IT managers. On top of that, an increased aggression in the pro-cloud stir is expected to result in annual savings mounting to a mammoth $12 billion. Entitled “Cloudy with a Chance of Savings”, the research report was published by MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange, and the