Gartner Research

The Gathering Storm: Information Governance in the Cloud

Published: 07 October 2015

ID: G00277742

Analyst(s): Guido De Simoni , Michael Moran, Bill O'Kane


Cloud-based data and applications are being embraced with little awareness of how seriously they can undermine information governance. Information leaders must reinforce and extend this vital discipline to preserve trust in the organization's information assets, or cloud investments will fail.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Expanding use of cloud-based applications and data confronts information leaders with semantically inconsistent business data that can be impossible to trust or reuse
  • The increased use of cloud-based applications and cloud-sourced data in MDM initiatives means that information leaders are no longer fully in control of their master data
  • Greater use of cloud data sources significantly complicates data integration for information leaders, especially for critical needs such as MDM

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