On regulatory compliance, he said: "Within the Asia Pacific region, new legislation has been passed in Singapore, and is being debated in Australia right now, to bring these countries in line with existing regulations already in place in countries including Hong Kong and New Zealand, and that are being adopted as standard across the rest of the world."
"These laws address the access to individuals' personal data being held by private enterprises and ensuring that this is not used in a way outside of the wishes of those individuals," he said. "Essentially this means that CIOs need to re-engineer IT infrastructures and review their utilisation of global shared services models across all IT environments, to ensure that they can get a single, accessible and protectable content store with documented and process driven accessibility."
He added: "No longer can CIOs in Asia simple do their job by delivering functionality at the best price points – they need to consider the business implications of their storage processes and ensure that they are transparent, secure and searchable from a compliance perspective."
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