Data management in the cloud - an important topic for the CIO - also in the public sectorThe digitization not only covers more and more different economic sectors, but also increasingly the public sector. This means that the decision-makers within the offices must develop a strategy on how to deal with it. The well-known American market research institute Gartner has now devoted itself to this topic. It conducted a survey of more than 3,000 CIOs from 98 countries. Since around 15 percent of the respondents come from the public sector, the results also allow interesting conclusions to be drawn in this area.

 

Data management: most important investment area in the public sector

The results of the survey clearly show that digitisation plays an important role in the public sector. 18 percent of respondents said digital transformation was the most important challenge for their agency. The share is higher than in the free economy. A further question was in which technology the relevant decision-makers invest the most. Cloud services took first place with 19 percent - followed by business intelligence and infrastructure and data centers. All these areas are to be classified in the Data Management category. This clearly demonstrates the importance of efficient and simple data management for public authorities.

 

Good data management for a more efficient way of working

Public offices have to process large amounts of data. It is therefore obvious that meaningful data management makes working much more efficient. The digitization of the documents reduces the workload considerably. It is therefore important to have access to a meaningful infrastructure. Some agencies rely on their own servers for this, but data storage in the cloud is becoming increasingly popular. Both alternatives require easy access to the data. For this you need suitable interfaces, which facilitate the integration into your daily work. The data is not only important for internal processes. Often they should also be made available to citizens for information purposes. This, too, is easily possible with sensible structures for digital data management and ensures a high degree of user-friendliness in this area.