DaaS is the answer to the question of public sector data management

According to Vcunet.com, 176 government data breaches took place last year, compared to just 80 cases in the private sector.

Information Commissioner Richard Thomas said:

It is alarming that despite high profile data losses, the threat of enforcement action, a plethora of reports on data handling and clear ICO guidance, the flow of data breaches and sloppy information handling continues.

So what does this mean for DaaS?  One big stumbling block to mass uptake is people’s resistance to the idea of having some external entity looking after their data.  It’s actually seen as one of the drawbacks of DaaS.  We’ll briefly explore here a couple of the reasons why it isn’t:

Ground rule

Be sure to go with a data-as-a-service provider with some track record of competence in data management.  There are too many startups out there with flashy 2.0 websites that haven’t even been indexed by Google yet.  You don’t want your data looked after by someone operating out of a garage.  As ever I would recommend data as a service provider thewebservice.com, but there are a few options to consider.

Why DaaS is better

Your data is managed by professionals

If you’ve got a leaky tap, you call the plumber.  OK, if you’re a plumber yourself, you can maybe fix it yourself.  But most people aren’t plumbers and so they use a good plumber.

It’s the same with DaaS; these guys make it their job to manage data.  It’s very unlikely your tech team will be able to match the level of service and competency.

The service is transparent

What does this mean?  Well, it boils down to the fact that if something goes wrong, you’ll point the finger and kick up a fuss.  Reputations could be destroyed very quickly.  No DaaS provider wants to be in that situation.  There is no scenario of in-house “covering up” of data mismanagement.  There’s nowhere to hide.

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