Information Governance In The Clouds

In the rush to adopt public and hybrid cloud computing services organizations appear to be ignoring the emerging risks to information governance – policy compliance and enforcement – according to a new
report from EMC’s Leadership Council for Information Advantage, a blue-chip panel of IT execs. Using IDC data, EMC says 75 percent of IT organizations are running or plan to deploy applications in a private cloud environment, but only 34 percent have a governance policy for cloud-based information. Over half — 57 percent — believe their
organizations need to do more, and almost a third report they are not confident in their preparedness.

The new EMC report, Creating Information Advantage in a Cloudy World: Intelligent Governance Strategies for Cloud Agility
[registration required] , says there are four emerging conditions that can complicate the flow and value of information in hybrid and public clouds. The council say these include: unchecked proliferation of incompatible cloud platforms and services; fragmentation of an enterprise’s information architecture through isolated data and content within the clouds; escalating potential for vendor lock-in; and complex chains of custody for information management and security.

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