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September 12, 2011 | Volume 6 Issue 17


TOP STORY: What CFOs Need to Know About the Cloud
FEATURED ARTICLE: Five Shortcuts to Sensible Operational Security
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: RJS Software Focuses on Document Management Security with High-level Appointment
WHITE PAPER: 5 Shortcuts to Sensible Operational Security
FORUM: Analyzing the MI Instruction Stream of an OPM Program
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Feature Article - Virtualization
What CFOs Need to Know About the Cloud

Let's examine financial software's role in maximizing IT investments in the cloud era.

steve_pughWritten by Steve Pugh

Organizations are steadily increasing their adoption of cloud applications, using both public (multi-tenant) and private clouds. The cloud can offer a variety of compelling advantages over the traditional on-premise computing model, including the following:


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Feature Article - Security
Five Shortcuts to Sensible Operational Security

Here are some recommendations for managing users on IBM Power Systems when time is of the essence.

martin_normanWritten by Martin Norman

Editor's Note: This article is an extract of the white paper "Five Shortcuts to Sensible Operational Security" available free from the MC White Paper Center.


The last 10 years have seen drastic changes in the importance and relevance of security and audit issues. I am sure we all recall at least one incident in which a software or hardware product had been rebadged or maybe just remarketed for whatever that year's hot security subject was. Many vendors were claiming to provide the only path to total compliance with the security standards of the day, and if you did not buy their products, you would find yourself in jail.


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