Issue OverviewModern Infrastructure - Special CIO Edition, July 2014
Software governance has meant more than the management of company-commissioned applications for quite some time. As the number of online services grows exponentially -- and individual employees feel more comfortable handing over their credit card numbers in order to access them in the workplace -- CIOs are facing down the challenge of overseeing an ever-expanding universe of shadow services, unsanctioned applications and other software as a service (SaaS) offerings.
In this issue of Modern Infrastructure: CIO Edition, executive editor Linda Tucci speaks with IT executives who are facing the governance of a widening landscape of SaaS services head-on. In our second piece, business strategist Harvey Koeppel enumerates the business benefits of SaaS governance in a particularly Dr. Seuss-ian manner. Finally, contributing writer Christine Parizo looks at GRC requirements for cloud applications. Access >>>
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Shadow apps: Turning SaaS risk into CIO strategy
by Linda Tucci
What can businesses' willy-nilly adoption of SaaS apps do for CIOs? Remove the invisibility cloak, and shadow apps become a golden opportunity to enable business goals, beef up security and save money.
Hybrid strategies common as organizations strive for cloud GRC
by Christine Parizo
The lack of a common framework makes cloud security and compliance a difficult proposition. In this tip, learn best practices to ensure cloud GRC.
- Shadow apps: Turning SaaS risk into CIO strategy by Linda Tucci
Is your CEO to blame for shadow apps?
by Linda Tucci
SaaS risk, part two: The C-suite can take part of the blame for shadow apps by encouraging IT to focus on money-making IT systems at the expense of other lines of business. Also, security tools that pay dividends for CIOs.
- Is your CEO to blame for shadow apps? by Linda Tucci
Great software governance means never having to be a 'CI-no'
by Rachel Lebeaux
Software governance means managing myriad as-a-service offerings, and CIOs are in the unique position of weaving formerly rogue or consumer services into the business fold.
SaaS governance breeds better business relationships for CIOs
by Harvey Koeppel
SaaS governance practiced in a holistic context is a means to be a better business partner and to move closer to the seemingly unachievable goal of aligning IT with the business. Harvey Koeppel explains why.
- Great software governance means never having to be a 'CI-no' by Rachel Lebeaux
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