Following Global Access Partners’ successful workshop on Cloud Computing, we are putting the Cloud under the microscope.
In June 2011, 100 business leaders gathered together to build on the findings of the GAP Task Force on Cloud Computing.
The GAP Task Force had identified the enormous potential of the Cloud to reduce the costs of establishing and operating computer and communications systems and highlighted the opportunity for the Cloud, in combination with the National Broadband Network (NBN), to be a force for transformational change of the Australian economy and society.
However there are also a number potential issues and challenges, including constraints on international connectivity, the multitude of industry standards, shortcomings in Cloud contractual terms and conditions, as well as the unresolved risks that have long existed for online privacy, data protection and authentication, which might be intensified by the Cloud.
If you’d like to share your point of view, ideas on how it should be legislated, controlled and developed, contact us or upload your blog today!