The United States has been the leader in providing cloud computing services not just domestically, but also abroad where it dominates every segment of the market. Recent revelations about the extent to which the NSA obtains electronic data from third-parties will likely have an immediate and lasting impact on the competitiveness of the U.S. cloud computing industry if foreign customers decide the risks of storing data with a U.S. company outweigh the benefits. Unless the White House or Congress acts soon, the U.S. cloud computing industry stands to lose $22 to $35 billion over the next three years.
Why Is China Scaling Back ITA Expansion Ambitions When It So Clearly Benefits?
By removing tariffs on the importation of ICT products in all ITA-participating countries, the treaty has proven instrumental in turbocharging global trade in ICT products. China’s actions will not only hamper global trade but also reduce the foreign investment and ICT exports the nation’s claims to be focused on growing.