Moving to the Cloud: 3 Ways to Ensure Data Sovereignty

Moving to the Cloud: 3 Ways to Ensure Data Sovereignty

Navigating the maze of data sovereignty laws can be intimidating, organizations should not let this deter them from making the move if companies do their due diligence. In the beginning, the cloud was somewhat of a mystery.  This seemingly magical technology has transformed the way many organizations operate, and companies around the world are taking advantage of all that the …

Australia's ambitious action plan for open government

Australia’s ambitious action plan for open government

The Australian government will soon be launching a wide-ranging review of its laws and processes for data sharing and public release, with the timetable for setting up a forum to oversee this work and related projects expected to be announced within days. Recent controversies have highlighted problems with how the government currently runs data sharing and publication, or at least …

Managing the privacy and security complexities of open data

Managing the privacy and security complexities of open data

A decade ago, Clive Humby — a data science innovator — made headlines when he declared that “data was the new oil”. It is a great metaphor that has even more relevance today because it underlines the potential value of data, when refined, to unlock innovation and productivity across our economy. Indeed, more technology leaders and governments are labelling data as …

Four paths to your digital transformation

Four paths to your digital transformation

You won’t find too many arguments in C-suites about the need to transform operating models to be more digital and competitive. But the questions you do hear often are “How?” and “How much?” We have found there are four ways to transform to a next-gen operating model. In practice, they function more as a continuum than as discrete and separate …

Don’t Be Intimidated By Data Governance

Don’t Be Intimidated By Data Governance

Data governance, the understanding of the raw data of an organization is an area IT departments have historically viewed as a lose-lose proposition. Not doing anything means organizations run the risk of data loss, data breaches and data anarchy – no control, no oversight – the Wild West with IT is just hoping for the best. On the flipside, opening …

Switch to open data could save companies $10B annually

Switch to open data could save companies $10B annually

A switch to standardized, open federal data formats could save U.S. companies roughly $10 billion in annual compliance costs, according to new research. The practice of replacing document-based reporting with standardized and open data formats, or standard business reporting (SBR), would reduce compliance costs and allow for the implementation of software that could remove much of the current complexity and …

What does the requirement for data privacy mean for data scientists

What does the requirement for data privacy mean for data scientists, business analysts and IT?

Corporate compliance with an increasing number of industry regulations intended to protect personally identifiable information (PII) has made data privacy a frequent and public discussion. An inherent challenge to data privacy is, as Tamara Dull explained, “data, in and of itself, has no country, respects no law, and travels freely across borders. In the digital age, there are no geographical borders. And yet, most …

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place within the year after several aborted attempts, following the passage of legislation through the senate today. The Labor and Liberal parties today united to pass the government’s Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 into law. The passage came despite a last-ditch attempt by the Greens to make changes to …

The 38 security statistics that matter most

The 38 security statistics that matter most

Security by the numbers The 38 cybersecurity stats that matter most Analyst reports, vendor surveys, and research studies offer a wealth of statistics on the current state of cybersecurity within industry and government. They help organizations get a sense of emerging threats and how their security controls and processes compare against industry best practices and trends. But keeping on top …