Plug and Play – The Future for Data

Are we still thinking “Plug and play” is limited to electronic devices only? Not anymore says, Ken O’Connor. Data architects have to think about seamless integration not only within the organization but with the entire business ecosystem.

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What does the future for data and the need for power when travelling have in common? A lot, as Ken O’Connor explains in today’s guest blog post:

Bob Lambert wrote an excellent article recently summarising the New Direction for Data set out at Enterprise Data World 2017 (#EDW17). As Bob points out “Those (organisations) that effectively manage data perform far better than organisations that don’t”. A key theme from #EDW17 is for data management professionals to “be positive” and to focus on the business benefits of treating data as an asset. On a related theme, Henrik on this bloghas been highlighting the emergence and value to be derived from business ecosystems and digital platforms.

Building on Bob and Henrik’s ideas, I believe we need a paradigm shift in the way we think and talk about data. We need to promote the business benefits of data sharing via

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Author: Abhishek Srivastava

Abhishek Srivastava is the Enterprise Architect at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, where he works on defining companywide strategy, governance and architecture with other application, infrastructure and domain architects. He has over 19 years of software development and architecture experience, including serving as lead architect on several major projects. He specialized in data architecture, SOA, integration, and delivery of large distributed systems. Abhishek's professional interests are data management, data governance, cloud computing, integration architecture and Big data. He holds an MBA from Mccombs Business School and an engineering degree from IIT Roorkee. Abhishek blogs about Data and architecture at dataisles.com. He can be reached at abhi@dataisles.com.

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