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Cloud Computing in PNG

If you haven’t heard about Cloud Computing yet, you certainly will in 2017.

Papua New Guinea is charging full speed into the 21st century, in an attempt to keep up with our more developed counterparts and cloud computing is fast becoming a popular vehicle in driving this development.

In the era of Google Drive and Dropbox, gone are the days when companies would use hard drives, religiously, for storage purposes.

Cloud computing has replaced the archaic, storage tools of yesteryears with the easy to use and accessible anywhere, cloud.

In the simplest term, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the internet. Even more simply put, the cloud is just a metaphor for the internet.

Companies like Digicel Business have fine-tuned the internet based tool for the Papua New Guinean market.

Digicel Business has established Cloud Computing, which delivers hosted services over the internet.

The cloud service has three distinct characteristics which differentiate it from traditional hosting.

It is sold on demand, typically by the minute or the hour. It is flexible – a user can have as much or as little of a service as they need at any given time. And the service is fully managed by Digicel – the consumer needs nothing more than a personal computer and access to the Internet.

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Stefan 03/02/2017 at 20:34

Cloud Computing in Papua New Guinea is – at the moment – not really possible, due to extrem high internet access rates. Compare the costs of transmitting 1TB (yes Terra-Byte) of Data via Internet with the costs of 1TB on-premise storage. In more devoloped countries like Australia, US, UK, Japan, Singapore etc. you may get unlimited internet access for 100 PGK/month. How much data you are allowed to transfer in PNG with 100 PGK? Please be realistic, cloud computing within PNG is far from reality.

Stefan 03/02/2017 at 20:45

…and just to add to the previous comment:
Beside the extrem high costs, the speed/performance of PNG-Internet is too slow to really work with/in/at the cloud within PNG.

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