Believe it not, security
may not be the chief concern for businesses considering cloud.
A report by Forrester Consulting
showed data privacy concerns had overtaken security as the No. 1 barrier to cloud adoption among Australian organisations. The Longhaus Cloud Pulse research reveals the same trend, with Australian privacy law compliance listed as the top issue among CIOs considering cloud adoption.
Datacom gets it. We’ve provided Infrastructure as a Service for businesses and government agencies, requiring the utmost in data privacy. We store your data in one of the countries with the best information privacy regulations in the world – Australia was recently ranked No.2 in cloud readiness
out of 24 nations by the BSA Cloud Computing Scorecard
in part because of its strict Privacy Act, which governs the gathering, hosting and use of personal data. By storing highly-sensitive information in onshore data centres instead of overseas, we ensure adherence to these local privacy standards in addition to data sovereignty.
Australian privacy laws require compliance wherever data resides, even if it’s in another country. Recent changes to the Australian Privacy Act have ignited a shift from public to private cloud among Australian businesses, according to the Longhaus Cloud Pulse report. This means choosing an Australian-based cloud services provider can alleviate some of the concern around data privacy and sovereignty, because you always know where your information is located. Datacom’s proven experience managing robust, enterprise-level clouds at the local level is one reason Datacom was selected as one of two IaaS providers to handle the entire New Zealand government’s cloud-based IaaS in 2011 and why we were ranked as the #1 Local Cloud Provider in the Longhaus Cloud Pulse® report.