Turkey should develop cloud computing – Microsoft boss

Tech giant Microsoft aims to increase the use of cloud computing in Turkey, says its Turkish head Murat Kansu.

Speaking to Turkey’s Anadolu News Agency, Kansu said, “"Microsoft is one of the leading companies in cloud computing, and we're doing our best to make it widespread in Turkey.”

Cloud computing, which involves the use of remote, shared resources rather than local servers, would enable companies in Turkey to use the same technologies as in more developed countries. “It provides great equality.” said Kansu.

However, he added that development of “the cloud”, as it is known, will need to be matched by developments in cybersecurity, noting that Microsoft has allocated more than $1 billion to the cybersecurity research and development.

Kansu also said that Turkey should develop a digital strategy and rather than relying on established technologies should become an innovator.

Such a transformation has already started in several sectors of the Turkish economy like the media, music and travel. "We're heading in the right direction, but we need to do more," he said. "It's important not to fear new technologies. I believe it's critical to use technologies like cloud computing."

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