More and more businesses are moving their IT and data science functions to the cloud. Cloud computing holds many promises to organizations at a time when cost efficiencies and expediency are high priorities. Low-cost storage, real-time computing, managed services, and automated analytics and business intelligence services have caught the eyes of businesses looking to relieve their own workload and focus on domain expertise. DATAVERSITY brought this topic to us in their article, “Data Governance in the Cloud.”

Playing with the big boys in the cloud requires some consistency and standards. In other words, some data governance. Data governance is the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity,  and security of data used in an enterprise. A sound data governance program includes a governing body or council, a defined set of procedures and a plan to execute those procedures.

As businesses continue to move data to the public cloud, there are growing concerns about the best method for migrating and managing the data.

Melody K. Smith

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