Data management has come full circle.
In the last century, large mainframes were used to process and store data. Then came decentralized computing with its client server technology with promises of low cost computing that empowered users with the information they wanted, when they wanted it. That brought a whole array of problems with security, data availability across users platforms in different locations, backup, etc.
Now we’ve come back to centralized data storage in the ‘cloud’ and easy to use web applications & server access that allows users to be anywhere and work off of a single platform. This allows easier and more secure access, single data sources, single point of data for backup, etc. It allows people to make decisions from different locations and gives them up to date information to make the best decisions possible. <– decentralized decision making