BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard 2013

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) gives Japan top marks for its cloud-computing friendly business environment.  The study compares Japan with 24 other nations on criteria, such as data privacy, security, cyber crime and intellectual property.   While the ICT business environment is quite positive, we see many challenges ahead for Japan in maintaining its leadership position.   The BSA positive evaluation also contrasts with the lower ranking that Japan receives in the 2013 World Economic Forum Global Technology Report, where it received a 21st place ranking — down from 18 the previous year.