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Korean Government To Invest $172m in the Cloud

Government means to integrate cloud solutions with Internet protocol television and wireless Internet networks

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The Korean government is going to sink around $172 million into cloud computing next year under a still fuzzy plan that the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, the Ministry of Public Administration and the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) are backing to reduce overlapping investments and discordant approaches, according to the Korea Times quoting an official announcement. Apparently they mean to integrate cloud solutions with Internet protocol television (IPTV) and wireless Internet networks as well as connect to the government's previously announced energy-saving projects involving "smart grid" systems, low-power Internet data centers, thin client-based gaming centers and SaaS R&D. The government is also working with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and other universities to build a cloud test bed, called CII:U, that the schools can use for training and research.

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