Amazon cloud pays barely $1m tax on $391m revenues

The Government has set in place a new “cloud first” policy requiring all its agencies to store their information on the cloud. “Do not invest in on-premise ICT infrastructure unless information meets specific criteria,” chief executives are told.

Ideally, it says, information classified as “restricted” should be hosted in a New Zealand-based data centre, where a suitable onshore service exists.

Yet for now, restricted information about New Zealand departments, businesses and residents is all being shipped offshore. Read more

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