May 18, 2011, 7:49 PM — Ireland's leaders in ICT, both public and private, have their heads in the cloud -- and are hoping lots of companies will follow them.
The economic case for the country being a "Center of Excellence" for cloud services is being made daily. IDA Ireland, the state agency that is soliciting cloud providers, touts the country's youthful, well-educated and skilled labor force, attractive tax policy, business-friendly climate and access to markets throughout the European Union.
"It's the four T's -- tax, technology, talent, and track record," says Denis Curran, vice president for ICT at IDA Ireland.
And an S -- for security.