Googling the term “data governance” may lead to more confusion than clarity. Every organization seems to have its own version of what it means – for example, a Lights on Data article lists ten different definitions.ii Some of the confusion may stem from the fact that it is both a business strategy and an IT process for how an organization manages its data. Data is a business asset with value – similar to buildings, employees or supply chains.
It’s time to take on artificial intelligence (AI) in our “How to Speak Like a Data Center Geek” series. Why now? Because even though it’s been around for six decades, AI has rarely been hotter. In Equinix’s 2018 predictions, we forecast an imminent AI breakthrough into the mainstream. Already, AI powers advances like algorithmic trading, autonomous cars, even online shopping. And as digital capabilities advance, so will the capabilities of AI.
Given the potential ubiquity of the IoT, and the frequency with which we toss IoT terms around, we figured it was a natural for our latest “How to Speak Like a Data Center Geek” entry.
We’ve chosen power-related terms for the 11th installment of the “How to Speak Like a Data Center Geek” series, our ongoing effort to make the language we speak a little more understandable to those who don’t yet speak fluent data center.
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We’re picking things back up by focusing on the sometimes opaque terminology used by the people who keep our International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers safe, secure and running.