Data should be a first-class citizen in the cloud

“It’s all about the data!” has been the battle cry for traditional systems architects as they fumble through building complex systems—specifically, how they will generate and process data as a core capability.

It’s all about the data, from customer behavior analysis to predictive modeling. However, the cloud ecosystems, including the push into the clouds, often take this asset for granted. Should they? How does data affect the usefulness of these systems? 

Let’s cover a few common problems and how you can improve the business value of your data. 

Inadequate data governance

Data governance is often overlooked and needs to be understood within enterprise IT. Please don’t take my word for it; ask somebody what data governance systems are in place and stand back to watch the confused looks. 

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