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Firms struggling to keep pace with increasing IT security risks

Nov 27, 2014 11:00:42 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in FixNix cloud GRC, FixNix GRC, Governance, ISACA, IT governance and risk management, IT security risks, Risk Management, audit management, Blog, cloud computing, compliance, cyber security, cybersecurity, risk

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According to a new global survey, many firms are struggling to keep pace with global IT risks amid quickly changing technology. The fourth annual IT Audit Benchmarking Survey was produced by global consulting firm Protiviti and global IT association ISACA.

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Cloud computing, privacy among top technology challenges for IT audit managers

Nov 19, 2014 11:18:57 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in fixnix, ISACA, IT Audit, audit management, Blog, cloud computing, cloud GRC, Protiviti

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Cybersecurity and privacy was rated as the “top technology challenge” by respondents to a recent survey, while risks from cloud computing and information technology outsourcing made the top 10, yet most respondents do not update their IT audit risk assessments more frequently than once a year, Protiviti Inc. suggested in a recent report.

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IBM bags Industrial Commercial Bank of China's mainframe deal

Aug 27, 2014 11:51:22 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in IBM, mainframe, Blog, china, cloud computing, commercial bank, oracle

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BEIJING: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has deployed a new IBM mainframe computer system, the two companies said on Tuesday, boosting the US technology giant's credentials in the country.

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Amazon's cloud service have opened up new market

Aug 26, 2014 2:06:08 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in US, amazon, AWS, AWS GovCloud, Blog, cloud, cloud computing, cloud service, cloud technology, cloud vendors

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Amazon Web Services' GovCloud (U.S.) received provisional authorization to handle data under levels 3 to 5 from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Thursday. AWS is the first cloud service to win approval at the 3 to 5 levels.

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Why are Indian companies not venturing into next level of tech such as cloud storage, cyber security?

Aug 6, 2014 2:13:00 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in grc, information, security, smb, startups, Blog, cloud, cloud computing, entrepreneur

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 In a country with the requisite expertise, it's surprising that few have ventured into the next level of technology such as cloud storage, cyber security and software-defined networking.

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Microsoft may become first MNC to set up cloud data centre in India

Aug 5, 2014 11:55:05 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in microsoft, microsoft india, Blog, cloud, cloud computing, data centre

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BANGALORE: Microsoft said it is considering setting up its first data centre in India - the fastest growing cloud markfor the software giant. The company will become the first multinational to set up a data centre in the country if the plans fructify.

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How does greater cloud-readiness translate into higher ROI?

Aug 1, 2014 12:07:32 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in grc, ROI, smb, Blog, business, cloud, cloud computing

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Pop Quiz: If your company has conquered North America and Western Europe and is now looking for the next big market, where should you go? The no-thinking, because it's obvious, answer is of course China. But if you want low cost of entry and a rapid return on investment you might want to aim a bit further South - to Australia.

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How different cloud services are competing, pushing up usage

Jul 30, 2014 12:15:06 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in grc, internet, smb, Blog, cloud, cloud based services, cloud computing, consumer

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Consumers are already using the cloud widely, even if a lot of them don't know it. Approximately 90% of global internet users are already on the cloud in some manner, and that number will remain steady as internet usage spreads globally.

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