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Local, vertical laws critical in SaaS adoption

From a regulatory and compliance standpoint, data protection and industry vertical are two essential and interlinked factors when companies in Asia decide to deploy software-as-a-service (SaaS).

Danni Xu, Asia-Pacific research analyst for data center and cloud computing of ICT practice at Frost & Sullivan, said local regulation on data has seen increasing significance across the region with several governments taking "meaningful steps" to adopt the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). Coverage and enforcement, though, vary from country to country, she said.