Where is your data? It’s never been an easy question to answer, even a decade ago. Back then, your enterprise data was stored on disparate systems scattered across your on-premises network. Teams also required localized data, such as Access databases and Excel, to make business decisions. Fast forward to the present and the data landscape has become exponentially more complicated. Now, you have data stored in the cloud via DropBox, Box, and Office OneDrive, and on cloud services such as SQL Server on Microsoft Azure and MongoDB on AWS. Meanwhile, the private cloud is bridging the gap between on-premises storage (still vital to business execution) and the elastic benefits of cloud storage.
The challenge for many IT organizations is that the ability to activate a cloud service is effortless. For this reason, the emergence of shadow IT—the purchase of traditional IT services by teams outside of IT—has grown exponentially throughout corporate IT. The goal is to become a data-driven company. Data is the new currency that powers profits by validating business decisions with hard evidence. Data can also expose new opportunities that were previously hidden by the massive amount of data. Download this eBook to know more about applications of data, it’s security and compliance, and how to leverage AI tools and algorithms to successfully mine data, and make a winning data strategy for your organization.