How Analytics Is Aiding Banking Compliance

Regulations are costly and time consuming for banks, and they need to stay on top of their data. Banks struggled to put this information together, highlighting a complacency and malaise that likely exacerbated the problems of the crisis. Lehman Brothers’ collapse heralded the beginning of a new era of regulations, though, with Dodd Frank, which [...]

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Balancing Agility And Risk At US Bank

Balancing Agile and Risk Mitigation As a heavily regulated financial institution, U.S. Bank is rightfully risk-adverse. Nevertheless, it must balance day-to-day operational risk with the strategic risk inherent in not changing quickly enough, and thus losing its competitiveness in today’s turbulent digital environment. Achieving this balance depends in large part on the software development organization, [...]

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The 3 Compliance Questions to Ask

As companies move to cloud, they require more certainty around export compliance. Of the many complexities associated with cloud computing, export compliance laws arguably are some of the thorniest. From a legal and technical perspective, the export compliance laws currently on the books—as they vary from country to country—can make even the savviest and most [...]

Seven points to understand about cloud security

For example, real-time monitoring and enforcement of policies can not only address performance and reliability issues before the problems become serious but they can also detect and mitigate potential compliance issues. Automating in this way reduces... By recognizing and addressing the specific risks associated with use of cloud solutions, companies can overcome their fears and shift from a strategy [...]

Managing IT in a Hybrid Cloud World

Managing IT End-user monitoring ensures appropriate levels of service are being met; application  layer monitoring tests service levels for each separate application; and infrastructure monitoring helps organizations avoid large-scale outages due to infrastructure...   Read the source article at

IDG Enterprise editors predict IT trends for 2016

As 2015 winds down and we start to focus on 2016, one thing can be predicted quite easily. Analysts, editors and others will start making their own predictions about what we can expect in the upcoming year. We’re no different here at IDG Enterprise – we asked some of the top editors from the IDG [...]

Healthcare security and HIPAA: Why compliance and security are still lacking

A number of healthcare data breaches have made the news of late, particularly involving large insurance companies and data clearinghouses. As the media portrays the situation, our private health information is leaking to the outside world at an alarming rate. Based on Bitsite's recently-released Third Annual Industry Benchmark Report, we should not be surprised. Based [...]

7 Intriguing Technology Disruptions In Financial Services

While the financial services giant has been around for decades operating primarily in the asset management space, it has always been a technology company at heart, with 10,000 technologists across the globe comprising a full quarter of the firm’s workforce. "Innovation has given us an advantage in terms of greater speed, lower costs and higher [...]

Contractually Obligated: Service-Level Agreements and Savvy IT

Service-level agreements (SLAs) are the go-to document in the event of a conflict between the provider and client. It determines who bears responsibility and which specific actions must be taken to ensure compliance. However, as noted in a recent MSPmentor article, some managed service providers (MSPs) still choose to act without an SLA. Part of [...]

HIPAA Compliance Standards: What MSPs Should Know

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets forth strict guidelines for the privacy and security of patient information. Those managed service providers (MSPs) serving the health care field may want to learn and review HIPAA compliance standards to attract more business. However, this is not enough; MSPs will also need to have proven [...]

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