Integration

  • Cloud Security Essentials

    In this whitepaper from Technology & Business Solutions LLC, TBS Founders Jay Ethridge and Joe Jezior provide a comprehensive overview of the many layers of Cloud Security — Access, Infrastructure, Hosted Products, Data, Compliance, Personnel, Integrations and Technology. Importantly, a Cloud Provider’s infrastructure model defines the breadth and rigor of its security regime. It also determines whether the provider is delivering “The Promise of The Cloud” with secure, mobile, capable and interconnected technologies.

  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Savings: Automation Secrets Your Consultants May Not Want You To Know.

    Increasingly, corporate software is becoming more automated, turn-key and configurable, with powerful enterprise systems like Salesforce.com, Google Docs and Alfresco Document Management capable of installation, business-rule matching and deployment in literally a matter of weeks, even days. These agile, scalable systems leverage The Cloud for delivery and upgrades, and their ability to save significant IT resources and time over traditional “on-premise” software is generally well understood.

  • Integrating Your Corporate Software: Build vs. Buy

    An organization that wishes to integrate disparate computing resources can either build an integration solution in-house or buy a packaged integration software application. While building a custom application may seem the most cost-effective route, this approach is fraught with problems. Bloor Research notes, “There are clear downsides to Custom Code: can you easily integrate data cleansing, is documentation automatically generated, and can you prove the lineage of your data for compliance purposes?” Packaged integration software applications now offer a compelling alternative to the expensive, time-consuming quagmire of in-house development. Learn more, in this comprehensive whitepaper from Pervasive Software.

  • AICPA Tightens Internal Controls for Cloud SOC2s.

    The AICPA recently announced even tighter internal controls for its new service organization audit program -- SOC2. Because the old SAS70 standard was discontinued in June 2011 as "organizations became increasingly concerned about risks beyond financial reporting, and SAS 70 often was misused as a means to obtain assurance," the AICPA is determined to ensure that the SOC2 audit for Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service providers is administered properly and delivers meaningful assurance.

  • SSAE16-SOC2 Basics and Cloud Computing.

    Because its application was misused and ambiguous, the AICPA replaced the old SAS 70 assurance program for service providers with the new SSAE16 standard in 2011. The AICPA further designated an SOC2 (Service Organization Control) audit report for Cloud Providers, instituting important “Trust Services Principles” for Cloud Data.

  • Talented Imitators – Custom Deltek Integrations Create Vulnerabilities.

    In this whitepaper series Jay Ethridge and Joe Jezior of Technology & Business Solutions (TBS) review the vulnerabilities associated with traditional custom software integrations, explore the facets of the integration lifecycle and how ETL technology delivers dramatic efficiencies, and itemize the benefits of today’s cloud- and platform-based integrators for organizations looking to connect their Accounting systems with their corporate HR, CRM or other systems.

  • Borrowed Genius – Cloud Integration Platforms Deliver Dramatic Benefits.

    In this whitepaper series Jay Ethridge and Joe Jezior of Technology & Business Solutions (TBS) review the vulnerabilities associated with traditional custom software integrations, explore the facets of the integration lifecycle and how ETL technology delivers dramatic efficiencies, and itemize the benefits of today’s cloud- and platform-based integrators for organizations looking to connect their Accounting systems with their corporate HR, CRM or other systems.

  • Standardized Customizations – The Integration Lifecycle in The Cloud.

    In this whitepaper series Jay Ethridge and Joe Jezior of Technology & Business Solutions (TBS) review the vulnerabilities associated with traditional custom software integrations, explore the facets of the integration lifecycle and how ETL technology delivers dramatic efficiencies, and itemize the benefits of today’s cloud- and platform-based integrators for organizations looking to connect their Accounting systems with their corporate HR, CRM or other systems.

  • New Software Integration model is “Genius.”

    In this whitepaper series Jay Ethridge and Joe Jezior of Technology & Business Solutions (TBS) review the vulnerabilities associated with traditional custom software integrations, explore the facets of the integration lifecycle and how ETL technology delivers dramatic efficiencies, and itemize the benefits of today’s cloud- and platform-based integrators for organizations looking to connect their Accounting systems with their corporate HR, CRM or other systems.