Democratising financial projections for the age of SaaS

Stacks of money.

More than 650,000 companies in the United States use Excel to create financial projections. While Excel is surely a versatile tool, it forces manual processes onto finance departments and essentially hinders collaboration.

Companies were locked into Excel in the past because cloud-based budget management and financial reporting software were only targeted at enterprises. These days, however, advanced SaaS solutions that automate financial processes are available for companies of...

Italy unveils plans for cybersecurity agency to aid its cloud strategy

Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy.

Italy plans to set up a national agency tasked with combating cyber attacks as it continues work on its unified cloud infrastructure.

The country is one of many European nations attempting to enhance their cybersecurity capabilities.

Many aspects of Italy’s digital security, which are dispersed among various Ministers and state bodies, are to be brought together under the authority of the Prime Minister.

The general director and his deputy will be appointed...

81% of firms have accelerated their cloud computing plans due to COVID-19

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The global pandemic, and associated surge in remote work, has accelerated a massive move to cloud with cloud-first organisations now outnumbering on premise organizations by a ratio of three-to-one.

This was highlighted in a study by Devo Technology, a cloud-native logging and security analytics company, which assessed the current state and pace of change with regards to enterprise cloud transformation initiatives and the ramifications on teams running a Security

As many...

Cognizant creates Google Business Group to deliver cloud modernisation

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Professional services firm Cognizant has developed a dedicated Google Business Group (GBG) to help accelerate shared customers' cloud modernisation journeys. 

The GBG is an expansion of Cognizant's long-standing relationship with Google Cloud, extending combined service capabilities and joint solutions development to accelerate client cloud transformation and meet the evolving needs of today's businesses.   

With a specialised team of Google...

Cloud-native architectures break traditional approaches to app security

An architect's plan..

The rising adoption of cloud-native architectures, DevOps and agile methodologies has broken traditional approaches to application security.

This is according to an independent global survey of 700 CISOs commissioned by Software intelligence firm Dynatrace.

As organisations shift more responsibility 'left' to developers to accelerate innovation, increasingly complex IT ecosystems and outdated security tooling can slow releases by leaving blind spots and forcing teams to...

EU privacy body investigates use of American cloud services

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The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has launched an investigation into the use of cloud services provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft under Cloud II contracts by European Union (EU) institutions, bodies and agencies (EUIs).

It has also begun looking at the use of Microsoft Office 365 by the European Commission.

These investigations are part of the EDPS’ strategy for EU institutions to comply with the “Schrems II” Judgement so that ongoing...

41% of risk and compliance pros adopting cloud tech in pandemic recovery

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There has been a strong post-pandemic push toward the adoption of cloud-based technology, according to a study by Galvanize, an SaaS governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software provider.

The survey of GRC professionals revealed the critical value they bring to the C-suite, as well as the top concerns from, and the evolving role of, GRC professionals. 

The report, which assessed the views of GRC professionals and non-GRC professionals in related fields, found...

Harmont & Blaine selects IBM Cloud to support its growth in the global markets

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Italian clothing brand Harmont & Blaine has chosen IBM Cloud to modernise its IT infrastructure and support its expansion into international markets, responding more quickly and effectively to its increasingly attentive and demanding clients.

The fashion producer and supplier needed to migrate its technological infrastructure from a traditional IT Managed Services environment to IBM Cloud to modernise its key business processes, such as supply chain, retail management and...

Deloitte and Teradata partner to help customers leverage the cloud

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Professional services network Deloitte and software firm Teradata have teamed up to help mutual customers migrate their on-premise data management and analytics environments to the Teradata Vantage multi-cloud data platform. 

Deloitte, a preferred systems integrator for Vantage, will collaborate with Teradata to take the complexity out of data migration and equip organisations with the advanced capabilities of the future on cloud. 

Ashish Verma, managing director,...

Accenture: Hyperscaling the cloud: How to choose the right partner

The cloud computing market has surged since the outbreak of the pandemic which saw years of digital transformation efforts compressed into months, and in some cases even weeks, as the world moved online.

As business confidence in the UK hits a five year high and economies start to reopen, this growth shows no sign of slowing down. Gartner predicts that the public cloud computing market will be worth $397 billion by 2022 and could be as high as nearly $700 billion by...