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Submitted by Anonymous on
Here in Tanzania, cloud computing is a pipe-dream. Most days we can't even access basic services like gmail and twitter because connection speeds are so slow. YouTube is impossible. We put a lot of time and effect into avoiding having to download the same attachment or software update twice. We often go several days at a time without any internet access. And I haven't mentioned cost yet. For this very disappointing service we are paying nearly $300 per month. That would wipe out any savings from cloud computing very quickly. And this is after two undersea fibre-optic cables reached Tanzania in the past two years. There's still a long way to go before cloud becomes even a possibility, let alone a promising one.