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Want a better cloud? Improve your cloud governance

Part of the On Cloud Podcast series

Cloud can improve business outcomes and drive innovation, but only if the cloud ecosystem is managed correctly. Therefore, it's essential to build an effective cloud governance structure.

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Realize the potential of cloud by building a better governance structure around it

Cloud has strong potential to improve business outcomes and foster innovation. However, to realize that potential, organizations must build an effective governance structure around their cloud ecosystem. In this episode, David Linthicum talks with Meredith Stein, co-author of Cloud Governance Basics and Practice, about how enterprises can establish effective governance for cloud, the benefits of good governance, and how cloud governance can affect sustainability efforts.


Cloud governance plays a crucial role moderating extremes of the business ecosystem, striving to achieve the promises of the cloud at the same time as navigating and governing the chaos of the cloud.

Meredith Stein works at the National Institutes of Health. She leads three NIH-wide programs: the NIH Risk Management Program; the NIH Audit Liaison Program for audits performed by the Office of Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office; and the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) Program. She is a Certified Public Accountant.



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David is a top cloud influencer and author of 13 books plus thousands of articles on cloud. Mike is the author of two books, including the recently published Accelerating Cloud Adoption, and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. They know cloud. Listen to the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the information you need to achieve your possible with cloud.

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