DATA DRIVEN WORLD
Nature & value of assets have changed throughout human history. The battle and ownership of the predominant asset has been the history of mankind. What cattle was for the pastoral economy is data for the present day INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION AGE.
The location of severs and the control of the data stored decides your position and influence, for nation states and business enterprises alike. The capability to alter / delete / wipe / steal / sell / misuse data, illegally, adds a new and scary dimension to our existence which we are battling with from social media pages to banking to critical infrastructure. This is world of hackers / hacking and the endless war of attrition.
The complete loss of data can throw you out of business in a manner no other asset has ever had.
DATA IS THE NEW OIL