News Slideshow: Information Governance Strategies in the Cloud

By Susan Nunziata  |  Posted 11-22-2010
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Organizations that extend strong information governance practices into the cloud will maximize their ability to leverage information for business advantage

A November report from the Leadership Council for Information Advantage identifies four emerging conditions that can complicate the flow and value of information in hybrid (private/public) and public clouds. The report, titled "Creating Information Advantage in a Cloudy World: Intelligent Governance Strategies for Cloud Agility," provides seven governance best practices for organizations looking to offset some of the risks in enterprise cloud computing. 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. The Leadership Council for Information Advantage is an advisory group convened in January 2010 by EMC, a developer and provider of information infrastructure and technology solutions. Council members include: William Awad Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, The Hartford Financial Services Group; Dave Blue Senior Manager, Enterprise Data Services, The Boeing Company; Guy Chiarello CIO, JPMorgan Chase; John Chickering Vice President, Fidelity Investments; Dimitris Mavroyiannis General Manager - Group CIO, Eurobank EFG Group; Sanjay Mirchandani Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, EMC Corporation; Joe Solimando Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Technology, CIO, Disney Consumer Products; and Deirdre Woods Associate Dean and CIO, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Here are the highlights of their recommendations for sound information governance practices in cloud environments.

Susan Nunziata is editor in chief of CIO Insight.


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