Canberra does its bit to get SMBs excited about the cloud

The Coalition government is doing its bit to get small businesses excited about the cloud, with the release of a series of guides designed to help them embrace the trend with confidence.

The guides are designed to provide advice on the choice of cloud vendor, the legal issues involved and how Australian Privacy Laws apply to the use of cloud services.

According to the Department of Communications, the guides have been developed on the back of the detailed Cloud Computing Regulatory Stock Take, which provides an overview of regulation affecting the Australian cloud market and its impact on take up.

KPMG estimates the increased adoption of cloud services in Australian firms could boost the Australian economy by $3.32 billion a year.

The Government is asking for additional comment by industry, consumer stakeholders or the public at large, especially with regards to whether regulation in this space is proving to be a detriment to adoption.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/latest/canberra-does-its-bit-to-get-smbs-excited-about-the-cloud/story-e6frg90f-1226925256970

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