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“Acer Aspire” laptops on display. The company is slowly developing its cloud computing operations, under the control of its founder Stan Shih’s son, Maverick Shih. Photo: Reuters

2017 to be ‘important time for takeoff’ for Acer cloud unit

Four years ago, Taiwan PC vendor Acer began to do what everyone else was doing and build a cloud services businesses complementary to its hardware.

The trouble was, it was late, and the company admits it still hasn’t made much money out of the move.