Expert tips for managing your cloud data

When oncologists at Carolinas HealthCare System go before a tumor board review to discuss patient cases, they are looking for feedback on treatment plans and clinical trials. During their presentations, the doctors show their peers genetic data, pathology reports, lab results and physicians’ notes—all of which is at their fingertips because it is stored in a Hadoop cloud on Microsoft Azure.

Cloud security governance processes must also be considered, as well as aligning corporate security requirements with compliance and privacy laws, especially when it comes to personal information, says Forrester’s Shey.

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