Posts Tagged ‘IaaS’

Is It Time to Consider Oracle Lift-and-Shift?

Are you one of those Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) customers who are not quite ready to go to Oracle ERP Cloud, but your servers are long since out of warranty? Have you lost the desire or expertise to continue buying and maintaining your own hardware, but you don’t want to give up control or take […]

Integrating Data in the Cloud For Better Care

The following is the thirteenth blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. Throughout this series, we have discussed the many benefits of cloud, including increased velocity for innovation, enhanced security, and the opportunity for ROI. Now we want to discuss how the cloud can […]

The Overall Benefits of Cloud Adoption

The following is the tenth blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. In this series, we have highlighted the major benefits the cloud brings, including in areas such as innovation, security, and disaster recovery, among others. In this blog, we’re going to summarize those […]

Reducing App Development Build Time by 75% with Cloud

The following is the fifth blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. Thus far in this series, we’ve examined the state of cloud and how cloud enables innovation, including with a case study in cloud automation, with speed and agility. In this blog, we’ll […]

DevOps: Terms to Know

If you’re not a developer or IT specialist, technical lingo can be very confusing. Business decision-makers know the outcomes the technology can provide, but they don’t always know what DevOps means, or why CI/CD is important. Here’s a list of key DevOps terms that you can refer back to during your enterprise’s digital transformation.  Containers: […]

Understanding Cloud Models: Build or Buy

Cloud platforms and applications that are built on these platforms are proliferating across all enterprises. The year 2019 will see a similar trend where cloud consumption is anticipated to grow significantly, driving new digital businesses. Cloud provides the fundamental Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) layer for your applications. Scale, speed, security, and resiliency are some […]

Cloud Lingo in 2019: Cracking the Code

It’s an issue for people researching every type of technology: jargon. While businesses have widely embraced cloud, questions remain surrounding the specifics. Cloud can be daunting for any newcomers due to its range of words and phrases that you don’t see elsewhere. Here’s a look at some of these words and phrases and what they […]

Key Takeaways About Compliant IT Systems In The Cloud

This is the final post in our series on maintaining regulatory-compliant IT systems in the cloud. In this post, we’ll go over the key takeaways from the series and then we’ll send you on your way! Regardless of how much control you have over your IT systems, if you are using them for regulatory purposes, […]

Tips And Best Practices For Compliance In The Cloud

As we’ve learned in the previous posts in this series, having a thoughtful, thorough cloud vendor qualification process and intelligent SLAs in your cloud vendor contracts will help you maximize the value of the cloud while maintaining regulatory compliance. In addition, here are some tips and best practices to help you knock it out of […]

How To Use Contracts For Regulatory Compliance Of Cloud Systems

In my previous post in this series, we discussed how to qualify cloud vendors. Once that process is complete, the second step to maintaining compliance is to document your specific regulatory requirements in a contract with the cloud vendor, usually in the form of service-level agreements (SLAs). In this blog post, I include a range […]

How To Qualify Cloud Vendors

We recently completed a 21 CFR Part 11 gap analysis engagement for a client that was largely using SaaS applications, but had no cloud vendor qualification process in place. They had just been allowing each business unit to select the applications that met its user requirements, accept whatever validation documentation the cloud vendor supplied (if […]

Who Is Responsible For The Compliance Of Cloud Systems?

Any time you take advantage of a cloud service – infrastructure, platform, or software – for a regulated purpose, you are ultimately responsible for its regulatory compliance, not the cloud vendor. This is critical for you to remember. So, how can you ensure regulatory compliance of a software system you did not build, you do […]

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