In Canada technology management is used throughout the country to manage their technological fundamentals in order to create a competitive advantage. Cloud computing has been adopted by Canada as well as many other countries to manage their technology. Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over the Internet.
Canada has risen in the rankings by adopting policies that are conductive to cloud innovation. A study conducted by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) found in order to maximize the benefit of cloud computing a country must take action in seven different areas. The areas include: data privacy, cyber-security and cybercrime, intellectual property, technology interoperability and legal harmonization, free trade, and ICT infrastructure. In the study Canada was lacking in several areas, including the lack of a breach notification law and regulations around Internet Service Provider takedowns of copyright infringing content. Japan was one of the highest ranked countries, followed by Australia and the United States.