Digital transformation is an existential necessity. No CXO needs to be convinced of its importance, as they’re all looking to innovate faster, more securely and with greater efficiency. As such, organizations are turning to cloud infrastructure, platforms and services to evolve and remain competitive. But organizations must keep in mind that the apparent simplicity of adopting the cloud adds complexity through growing sets of data streams, applications and services to manage and secure. This is especially true considering that different parts of an organization can be at varying stages in the journey. If it’s not done thoughtfully and with a data strategy at its core, the adoption of cloud technology fueling digital transformation can become a liability.