The number of Australians hosting a website on a cloud hosting service has surged to more than a quarter of the population, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The number of cloud computing jobs grew to 7.4 per cent of the labour force in the June quarter, according the data.
That’s a 2.3 per cent jump from a year ago, the latest available data shows.
The rise in cloud hosting services is largely driven by new technology companies such as Amazon and Microsoft that are using cloud computing to deliver content and services to users, such as video and games.
It is a move that has attracted a range of new companies and businesses into the industry, including big name technology companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook.
However, cloud hosting has been hit hard by the introduction of new legislation that will impose restrictions on how businesses can operate on the internet.
Under the new laws, which were passed in the Australian Capital Territory, any business that provides services or services to consumers that have a “premium or “premised” value will be required to be registered as a “cloud hosting service provider”.
The new legislation also aims to make it illegal for companies to run cloud hosting on premises that are not registered as such.
The new laws also make it unlawful for companies that host content online to be used by the public in Australia.
This will make it harder for people to access and share information from websites that do not have a registered cloud hosting provider, or to access the websites they visit from overseas.”
We are seeing this as a major issue for the Australian cloud hosting industry,” said Paul Copley, a data scientist at the Australian National University.”
The industry is facing an unprecedented level of pressure to stay in business.
“Data from the June data shows the number of Australian businesses hosting a cloud computing site fell by 1.4 million in the year to June.
The decline in business activity was the biggest drop in the number over the past year.
There were a total of 2.9 million Australians with a web hosting site in June, down by nearly 20,000 since January.
The total number of people with web hosting services in Australia fell by a quarter from 1.9 to 1.8 million in that period.
Cloud hosting was also the second most popular business category in terms of employment growth, behind retail, according data from research firm eMarketer.
It accounted for 8.6 per cent (1.3 million) of jobs growth in the month.
The data shows a sharp increase in the use of services from the digital content industry, with 3.5 million people using cloud hosting in the past 12 months, a rise of more than 20,400 over the previous 12 months.”
There are certainly new businesses coming into the cloud hosting space and these are companies that are making an impact, but the industry is still not the fastest growing sector,” said CopleY.