cloud computingAdvancements in private and public cloud computing have dispersed the data underlying business applications to locations across the planet, lowering IT infrastructure costs. But that coin has a flip side as well: Using that data to gain business insights and support decision-making has become much more difficult. Technology now is emerging that the CIO can utilize for cloud-level data integration for a range of migration and replication needs and also to ensure data quality. In data terms, it’s a whole new ball game, and organizations must focus on this new utilization of data integration across and within private and public clouds as well as within and outside of the enterprise. In this session, Mark Smith, CEO & EVP Research at business research and advisory services firm Ventana Research, will lead a tour of the technologies and deployment scenarios that can advance every organization’s cloud computing information maturity.