Description: Cloud computing can save businesses money and make them more productive. But Canadian companies have been slow to adopt this mature technology, partly due to security and privacy concerns.
Source: theglobeandmail .com
Date: Feb 9, 2012
Still, data security and privacy are the two biggest challenges in cloud computing, Mr. Prakash says. Because Canada has strict data privacy laws, many companies are waiting for the federal and provincial governments to finish standardizing policy when it comes to the cloud. “Having clear policies around cloud computing is going to dictate the rate of adoption,” Mr. Prakash says.
Security is as big a concern for companies that keep information in their own data centres as it is for those that use cloud services, he notes. Before moving to the cloud, it’s important to think carefully about what data belongs there and to choose the right provider. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
- Why has Canada been slow to adopt Cloud Technology?
- Do you think Canada is poised to adopt and utilize Cloud Technology in the future? Why? Or Why not?