Shaun Bierweiler, president of Clouderaâ€™s government solutions business, said agencies seeking to adopt artificial intelligence should come up with a data strategy that considers four key elements: data security, openness, interoperability and scalability, GovInsider reported Wednesday.
Bierweiler said a strategy should ensure the security of data since government systems are usually being targeted by threat actors. â€œWithout the forethought of building in the necessary security governance at the onset, itâ€™s really difficult to go back and try to make the system government ready.â€
The element of openness calls for a data strategy that does not limit an agency to one specific hosting service or legacy system.
â€œWe believe very passionately that it needs to be compatible with any cloud, any hardware, any deployment platform,â€ Bierweiler said. â€œHaving a data strategy that is independent and agnostic from where the application resides is key.â€
He also stressed the importance of scalability. â€œScale must be at the heart of their plans so that the system doesnâ€™t discriminate against your data and provides you with flexibility and freedom to innovate.”