Cloud Computing for the Poorest Countries

Quentin Hardy, for the New York Times’ Bits blog:

Unlike the developed world, where speed, agility and cost are factors that make Amazon Web Services attractive, in the developing world it’s good to be on battery-powered phones and servers in California, instead of relying on an often-brittle electric grid. “For Westerners,” Mr. Shaw says, “the whole thing is a little bizarre.”

It’s fascinating to see what advantages these emerging technologies can have in some of the poorest countries on Earth.