Questionmark enables Australian customers to store assessment data securely

TRUMBULL, CT — March 3, 2021 — Questionmark, the online assessment provider, has bolstered its global capacity with a new Australian data centre offer.  The centre makes it possible for customers to keep critical assessment data within Australia to comply with data protection regulations.

Measuring the existing skills of the workforce through online assessments gives employers the information they need to make better decisions about training, recruitment, compliance and career development.  Online tests and exams help education institutions and credentialing organisations measure the progress of learners. 

Lars Pedersen, CEO of Questionmark, said: “Cloud-based assessments are the most efficient way for organisations to get crucial data from online tests.  Employers can use that information to make better decisions.  But they must make sure that data is stored safely and lawfully.

“Our new data centre will give Australian organisations peace of mind that all data stored from assessments with Questionmark will be held securely and legally.”

The increase in demand behind the launch of the new data centre is part of a global increase in online assessments.  Use of Questionmark’s enterprise-grade assessment platform, which is at the heart of much training, certification, and development, rose by almost a third (31%) in 2020.  Proctoring services, which guard against cheating, soared by 115%.

Because of data sovereignty rules contained in the Australian Privacy Principles (APP), it is easier for Australian organizations to store their data within the country.  Doing so can reduce bureaucracy and increase compliance.  It ensures that the data will not be subject to laws from another territory. 

The Questionmark platform is a one-stop shop that enables each aspect of delivering an assessment – including content authoring, proctoring or invigilation, and e-commerce – to be managed through one platform. 

The new data centre will make it easier for Australian organizations to manage their data compliance.  They will be able to operate cloud-based assessments, safe in the knowledge that the data is being stored safely and legally. 

About Questionmark

Questionmark unlocks performance through reliable and secure online assessments.

Questionmark provides a secure enterprise-grade assessment platform and professional services to leading organizations around the world, delivered with care and unequalled expertise.  Its full-service online assessment tool and professional services help customers to improve their performance and meet their compliance requirements.  Questionmark enables organizations to unlock their potential by delivering assessments which are valid, reliable, fair and defensible.

Questionmark offers secure powerful integration with other LMS, LRS and proctoring services making it easy to bring everything together in one place.  Questionmark’s cloud-based assessment management platform offers rapid deployment, scalability for high-volume test delivery, 24/7 support, and the peace-of-mind of secure, audited U.S., Australian and European-based data centers.