Data governance in the cloud brings a multitude of advantages, since it involves moving from various stores and processes to a cloud integration strategy.
Making the leap to the cloud means delegating certain tasks to third parties. Cloud solutions are based on the virtualization of technical resources. Furthermore, strategies that prioritise the cloud are usually decentralised, allowing for larger business areas (which, if data governance is not applied, would mean an excessive increase in unmanaged data).
It is precisely here that data governance provides much more value. Having a data governance plan is crucial for migrating content to the cloud. Whether an organization moves from a hybrid data model to a full cloud, the process will have all the benefits of a data governance plan.
On the other hand, moving data processes to the cloud adds an extra layer of complexity to security and access. While a fully local data solution still requires a robust data governance strategy, the added value of data governance will be critical as data moves through the cloud.
Data governance is not optional
Nowadays, companies generate daily huge amounts of data about customers, patients, employees, suppliers… All this information can be used to better understand the market and the target audience, improving the company’s results.Data governance will make data reliable, documented and easy to find and access.