María dolores pérez
María Dolores Pérez, Interfaces and Senior Application Expert at Holcim EMEA Digital Center, shares with us what a Data Connected Backbone is and what its purpose is within our business.
WHAT IS A DATA CONNECTED BACKBONE AND WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE?
"The concept of a "Data Connected Backbone" refers to the idea of moving data out of the operational layer and into the Cloud in order to create digital applications.
One of the key advantages of this approach is that it enables greater flexibility and scalability when it comes to building and deploying digital applications. By keeping data in the Cloud, developers can easily create and test new applications without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure.
A Data Connected Backbone allows us to better leverage our existing data assets. By centralizing data in the Cloud, we can more easily access, process and analyze data, which can lead to more efficient and effective decision-making.
Additionally, this approach can also contribute to ensure improved data security. By keeping data in the Cloud, we can benefit from the security measures that Cloud providers set up to protect data from cyber threats. This can also help avoid data breaches and data loss".
WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS OF THIS APPROACH?
"Better management and utilization of external data. With data stored in the Cloud, we can more easily access and process data from multiple sources, including both structured and unstructured data. This can help us gain new insights and make more formed decisions.
Facilitates greater collaboration and the ability to share data across different teams and departments within an organization. By having data stored in the Cloud, different teams can easily access and work real-time with the same data.
Helps to more easily scale and adapt to changing business needs. With data stored in the cloud, we can more easily add or remove resources as needed, which can help ensure that our digital applications continue to meet the needs of users.
Reduces costs associated with data storage and management. By storing data in the Cloud, we can avoid the need for expensive on-premises storage solutions, which can help reduce costs and improve overall efficiency.
In conclusion; the Data Connected Backbone is a powerful approach that can help us to more effectively leverage data assets in order to build and deploy digital applications. It allows greater flexibility, scalability, security and collaboration, and can benefit to accessing, processing and analyzing data more easily. By using a Data Connected Backbone we can gain new insights, make better decisions and optimize response to changes in the business environment".