Cloud Needs A Modern Data Foundation, Modern Data Needs A Cloud Foundation
ZDNet, September 2nd, 2019
September 2, 2019,
Volume 258, Issue 1

Survey shows that cloud helps accelerate data modernization and transformation efforts. But it needs to be undertaken gradually, with an eye to security and performance

"It's almost a chicken-or-egg conundrum: going to cloud requires a modern data foundation, going to modern data requires a cloud foundation. The good news is both can be advanced along at the same time.

That's the word from a recent survey of 504 IT executives by Deloitte, authored by a team which included Tom Davenport, Ashish Verma and David Linthicum. Both cloud computing and data modernization efforts are simultaneously reinforcing one another, the researchers report. More than nine in 10 organizations surveyed now primarily keep their data on cloud platforms, with 55% of respondents seeing data modernization as a key reason for cloud migration, second only to security and data protection..."

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