We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So what are we reading? This week, a solid data strategy may be the key to better financial performance.

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: ITProPortal, StorageSwiss, CIO Insight, and more.

1. 5 Ways DBAs are Poised to Play a Key Role in Digitally Focused Business

 “According to Gartner’s 2016 CIO Agenda Survey, CIOs are moving from a systems-focused view to a platform-focused view in 2016, with digital revenue expected to more than double over the next year. Digitization will bring...

From Database Trends and Applications

2. Nearly Half of All Corporate Data is Out of IT Department’s Control

"Many organizations are not responding to the continuing spread of “Shadow IT” and cloud use with appropriate governance and security measures, and more than half do not have a proactive...

From Data Center Knowledge