Data Control: The Key to Success in a Multi-cloud Future
Data is a valuable asset and a foundation of an organization’s information. To survive in the modern economy, business leaders should understand the importance of securing and managing data. According to the 2020 IDG State of the CIO report, CEOs’ top priority for IT continues to be to lead digital business transformation. To do that, investing more into big data analytics and business process management is a must.
In 2018, 85% of businesses were already using a multi-cloud plan and 98% of businesses had plans to use multi-hybrid clouds by 2021. As new trends in business and data breaches escalate, the need to focus on data controlling also rises. Since the pandemic, the full-time remote force working remotely went from 5% to 30%. The need for companies to develop a multi-cloud strategy is more urgent than ever. Multi-cloud strategies need to be managed in a way that maintains organization and security. This process can be referred to as data control.
Data control is observing and reporting on how processes are working and managing issues. Functions include inspection, validation, notification, documentation, issue reporting, and issue tracking. It monitors and restricts the transfer of files containing sensitive data to reduce accidental data loss. Many companies find ways in managing data to have effective initiatives that will let them stay on top of the competition. Key elements in expanding data’s potential include data management, focus on users, security management, improving compliance, and data capabilities. Organizations need to determine what data they will keep, where they keep it, and for how long. Data should be used when making organizational decisions, and therefore has extreme value. As the current multi-cloud standard continues to expand, data control will become more and more important. Companies should carefully consider the way they architect their data to provide accessibility and security.