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Cloud service providers and regulatory frameworks

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2019

Cloud computing offers many advantages such as scalability and cost reduction, but brings with it new challenges such as availability and data privacy risks. To minimise these, a number of governance models exist.

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The critical role of cyber security audits

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2019

Cyber security audits have a critical role in helping organisations in the ongoing battle of managing cyber threats, both by providing an independent assessment of existing and needed controls, and helping the audit committee and board understand and address the diverse risks of the digital world.

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The value of cloud advisory services

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

While every organisation has unique needs, and these need to be reflected in the cloud strategy, there are a number of similarities to be found across business cases, industries, and sectors. Successful cloud adoption relies on a solid business case, and cloud advisory services can assist companies in establishing the correct business case and getting the benefits from it. A cloud partner increases the potential success of cloud migrations by identifying potential pitfalls and bringing experience which will increase the chance of a successful cloud strategy.

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The importance of visibility before moving to the cloud

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

One of the current challenges IT teams are dealing with is getting the most out of their move to the cloud, and the lack of understanding and visibility of what is in their current platform and what should move to the cloud. Whether companies are considering moving to public or hybrid cloud environments, they require the right tools to help them accurately assess their environments and make more effective decisions to decide when, how and what to move to the cloud.

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Little known facts about Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

PaaS is emerging as a key technology in the move toward next-generation enterprise IT, allowing companies to better integrate, manage, and maintain services and applications on premises and in the cloud. As businesses move towards improved agility and scalability, while also improving cost effectiveness and analytics, they inevitably confront the need for a system-wide integration approach that lets them connect on-premises systems with each other and with their growing stock of cloud-based applications and services.

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Agility from the app down

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2018

As a result, good cloud providers are finding themselves working from the application down, helping customers integrate all of the elements vital to business success. From basic infrastructure, to the services run by apps, the cloud is becoming the heart of modern operations. Those companies that understand the value of a cloud-native approach are fast moving ahead of their competitors and discovering untold benefits – not least of which is the agility that this approach brings.

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How to bridge the gaps in your multi-cloud

Posted on Friday, August 31, 2018

Cloud isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition. Bridging the gap between on-premise, hosted, and public cloud resources is the best way to achieve the value that cloud should be bringing to your business.

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How secure is your cloud?

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018

When it comes to the cloud, security is a moving target. Many companies jump into their cloud journeys with the expectation that security will be managed by the cloud provider. Others have delayed their cloud migrations because of security concerns. And yet others dive into their cloud journeys and only consider security as an afterthought.,

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How to take the pain out of enterprise mitigation

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018

How can the cloud can help optimise the overall organisational governance, risk and compliance (GRC) activities and take the pain out of enterprise mitigation?

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Cloud risk mitigation tactics

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Cloud services are here to stay, and they are taking over more enterprise functions every year. With a broad array of essential services increasingly shifting to the cloud, businesses must keep an eye on the risks inherent in today’s cloud environment and take preventative steps to mitigate them

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