Compliance tops IT leaders' concerns as data spirals ‘out of control’

Compliance is the main concern for a considerable 79% of IT decision makers when it comes to managing data. And 66% are worried that data is spiralling out of control in their organisation. These are amongst the findings of research from Cloudera, whose survey of 850 IT decision makers across EMEA suggests that 63% of organisations are finding that siloed data is making it harder to comply with regulation.

“With data continuing to scale, compliance remains a significant challenge for many organisations. Emerging innovations like AI will add further complexity, and with new regulations on the horizon, remaining compliant will only become more difficult,” said Chris Royles, EMEA field CTO at Cloudera. “Organisations must start to think of data as a product and protect their greatest asset by ensuring that compliance is always-on and everywhere.

“To effectively carry out their roles, engineers need access to data from across the organisation and the ability to self-service. But because of the number of tools organisations deploy for managing data across its lifecycle this isn’t possible. Each solution requires its own specialist skillset, which takes time and money to learn," he added. "Against this backdrop, organisations must look to modernise their data architectures and end their reliance on point solutions as data demands increase. This will help to reduce the cost integration tax, while accelerating data’s time to value.”

Cloudera’s survey was conducted by Coleman Parkes Research between March and April 2023 amongst 850 IT decision makers with responsibility for data analytics and tooling in their organisation across the EMEA region (UK (200), France (200), Germany (200), Spain (100), Italy (100), Middle East (50)). Respondents were from organisations with more than 1,000 employees across finance, banking, insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, retail and e-commerce, healthcare and life sciences, government and public sector, technology and software, energy and utilities.



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