Everyone knows that Canadian organizations aren’t embracing cloud services as eagerly as their counterparts in some countries. That’s partly because of our conservative adoption of technology, and partly because of concerns that data held outside of Canada is seen by many customers as less secure than if it is held within our borders.
Data caps may be inhibiting cloud computing for business-to-consumer applications, but it shouldn’t be an obstacle to B2B efforts. However, security and meeting the obligations of privacy legislation are legitimate concerns. The cloud industry does itself and Canadian businessness no favours by slighting these worries.
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com
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