'Data is the new gold' - Warning NZ at risk with reliance on foreign firms

An article from RNZ.

An Australian cloud computing trailblazer says New Zealand is in real danger of giving away its capabilities to big foreign firms.

Those firms are doing well from the government’s policy to shift public data to the cloud, and to support them building large data centres here.

Australia is more reluctant to pass its public data in this way, but faces similar pressures – most of its whole-of-government cloud deals are with foreign firms.

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