Silos, silos everywhere. No, I’m not talking about grain silos. Or missile silos. Or even organizational silos. I’m talking about data silos. You know, those pockets of data that exist in an enterprise that only one group has access to and ownership of, and that most of the rest of the organization has no idea even exists.
Silos are a remnant of a time when business units or teams had control of their own data and infrastructure and produced or collected the data that they needed to accomplish their tasks and achieve their goals. However, as organizations changed, teams retained their fiefdoms and have never relinquished the data that they control.
Chief Data Officer - Global Healthcare and Life Sciences at NetApp