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CloudLock – Unstructured Data Governance

By Subraya Mallya

Note: Aprigo has since changed its name to CloudLock. So any reference to Aprigo is just for history. If Data Overload, Fileshare sprawl, Data Breach, Regulatory Compliance are part of your day-to-day jargon at work then this should interest you. In this age of exponential growth of information, dynamic global workforce, companies have had to […]

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Graduating Cloud to the Enterprise: Infrastructure-as-a-Service

By Subraya Mallya

Companies large and small added Cloud Computing as an agenda item to every key decision they made around IT last year. As companies continued to combat the budget pressures stemming from the financial downturn the cost-efficiencies delivered by SaaS, PaaS, IaaS are becoming increasing irresistible. These topics are no longer fancy acronyms that are restricted […]

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Audit Certification Accountability

By Subraya Mallya

Compliance audits have become a part of life for most companies these days. Companies have relied on certifications to establish and declare the conformance of the related business processes and internal controls to the various regulatory mandates like Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI-DSS, HIPAA. But incidents of data breach that have occurred, time and again prove that just […]

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Oracle EBS Controls: Security Best Practices

By Subraya Mallya

Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) enacted in 2002 created a watershed moment for companies forcing them to take a critical look at their internal controls and  processes. Executives operating unfettered until then abusing company resources and shareholder money were now asked to account for their actions. Although the mandates under the SOX Act started out murky […]

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SaaS: Data Security – Should I be concerned?

By Subraya Mallya

One of the key concerns associated with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is and will be data security. The fact that your business data goes out of your network and resides in the software vendor’s data center should warrant concern. But with upfront due diligence and ongoing oversight, you should be able to get you past your inhibitions […]

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SaaS Buyer’s Guide: Governance Controls

By Subraya Mallya

In the last two posts, I covered considerations to be made in Choosing a SaaS vendor and Technology Considerations. In this post I will go into the governance controls you should include in your evaluation checklist of a SaaS vendor. In this day and age of increasing governance and regulatory compliance mandates, the evaluation of […]

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SaaS Buyer’s Guide – Choosing the Right Vendor

By Subraya Mallya

As SaaS model becomes more mature and moves beyond Sales Automation into the more involved functional domains of Human Resources Management, Project Management, Supply Chain and Financial Analysis,  IT executives in companies now have to define the right process to procure SaaS offerings. While it is still a software that you are buying, the dynamics […]

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Data Scrambling in Business Applications

By Subraya Mallya

If you are customer having a business application like Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft or SAP in production I am sure you have constantly run into this need to clone/replicate Production database. Why would someone need a copy of production instance? Some of the most common reasons are to create a test environment with representative production […]

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