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Cloud Computing Expands the Horizon of Information Management

Published: 24 September 2014

ID: G00259785

Analyst(s): Ted Friedman, Lakshmi Randall

Summary

Information management leaders are evaluating how best to leverage the cloud to reduce costs and increase agility. This endeavor requires a new perspective on implementation approach, and a shift in strategies for data integration, data governance and orchestration.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Cloud computing broadens traditional information management capabilities for IM leaders by introducing a hybrid approach that combines the benefits of both on-premises and cloud-based platforms
    • Lift and Shift
    • Cloud-Based Services
    • Hybrid Approach
  • Cloud computing introduces a unique set of data integration challenges for IM leaders, such as data movement between on-premises and cloud data centers
  • IM leaders adopting the cloud must embrace a new perspective on data governance that entails requirements such as federated identity and support for regulatory compliance

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