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Australian economy ?not big enough? to be cloud hub

The Australian economy may not be large enough to warrant international vendors launching dedicated data centres to provide cloud services to the local and Asia Pacific markets, a senior federal government bureaucrat has warned.

 

The chair of the Australian Government’s cyber security department, Mike Rothery, speaking at the recent World Computing Congress in Brisbane, said domestic businesses would need to get used to the idea of their data being hosted outside of Australia. “There are issues in the cloud that have been not mentioned before, and this is the international element of it,” he said. “The industry is telling me that the Australian economy is probably not big enough to be a centre for cloud warehousing in itself."

 

Source: CIO

 

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