Cloud Governance

GDPR – The five questions you should ask your SaaS software vendor

Security-Camera-iconI have seen a lot of FUD on GDPR and Compliance recently, and a lot of non European firms paying lip service to offering GDPR compliance solutions, and when you take a deeper look, those claims fall down pretty easily.

To that end I pulled together the five questions I think you should be asking your existing, or proposed, SaaS software vendor with regards to GDPR Compliance:

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The Data Revolution – Digital Transformation and Big Data

objects-iconAlthough it is hard to be aware of it in the eye of the storm, we are currently undergoing a fourth industrial revolution, centred around data. The last industrial revolution from the 1970’s brought us many of the things that we are familiar with today.  Efficiency improvements in the storage, access and analysis of data is what is fuelling the fourth industrial revolution and includes industry changing technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IOT).

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If I say Information Governance you ignore it – if I say Cloud Data Governance you listen

An interesting chat with David Horrigan from the 451 Research Group confirmed what I had suspected for a while, that for most companies, large and small, Information Governance, as an IT initiative it still does not feature very highly on their agenda.

Although information governance is a pre-requisite for certain industry vertical such as legal and medical, companies tend to try and  solve specific point issues rather than implementing an information governance framework. Examples of these are Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or Mobile Device Management (MDM) policies that whilst in some cases needed, is only one example of the disciplines around information that is required.

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