Top cloud considerations to prevent the perfect information
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
a leading managed service and payments provider to regulated industries,
today announced a new white paper that highlights how using the
appropriate cloud infrastructure can optimize business processes,
deliver competitive agility and address information mismanagement.
Viewpointe commissioned Kahn Consulting to develop the paper, Not
All Clouds Are Created Equal: Creating Your Information Nirvana,
as part of an ongoing initiative to provide guidance to organizations in
regulated industries that are seeking to improve information management
and governance through the use of cloud deployment.
Regulated businesses, including those in the financial services,
healthcare and energy sectors, are under cost and regulatory pressures
to rethink information governance policies, technology and delivery,
according to the white paper. As such, the piece explores the evolution
of the cloud, the various cloud options available today and how
organizations can identify the best cloud solutions that meet business
needs to improve enterprise-wide processes.
“The cloud is inevitable – especially for big business where information
matters and compliance is imperative,” explains author Randolph Kahn,
Esq., president of Kahn Consulting Inc., an information governance
consultancy. “While all clouds are not the same, the right cloud can be
game-changing for an organization in its ability to increase business
agility, improve compliance and reduce costs.”
Recognizing the challenges in selecting the right cloud for a company’s
particular needs, organizations are encouraged to focus on selecting
providers able to address these five areas:
1. Data Sensitivity – The provider should be able to address the
management, security and storage of sensitive information.
2. Compliance – A vendor should show a keen understanding of
regulatory compliance, records management principles, security best
practices and audits.
3. eDiscovery – Organizations should make certain that cloud
providers understand their eDiscovery processes and that data
accessibility is fully addressed.
4. Contracting and Service Levels – When entering into an
agreement, a clear outline of services and measurement to be delivered
should be completed
5. Vendor Expertise and Reputation – Organizations should only do
business with a cloud service provider that has the expertise and
industry knowledge required for success.
“Forward-looking organizations are wisely considering both their
consumers’ and end-users’ rapid adoption of the cloud, while also
addressing the organizations’ regulatory, security and scalability
needs,” said William Shute, Viewpointe executive vice president,
corporate strategy and marketing. “Adopting information governance
infrastructures that enable the efficient management, analysis and
processing of digital business in a secure, compliant and agile fashion
are critical, especially for regulated industries.”
Shute added, “An organization should partner with a cloud service
provider that can deliver system effectiveness, data integrity and rapid
deployment while also assisting with best practice guidance and IG
strategy formulation. Vendor experience and pedigree can make all the
difference in cloud deployment.”
Download a copy of the white paper, here.
Founded in 2000, Viewpointe® is one of the largest service
providers to regulated industries. The New York-based company offers
cloud-based information governance, check archive, end-to-end check
image exchange, clearing and settlement and Automated Clearing House
(ACH) association services. Trusted by major financial institutions,
Viewpointe has been named to the prestigious FinTech 100, representing
the best of the best in financial technology and service providers,
every year since 2006. For more information, please visit http://viewpointe.com/.
ABOUT KAHN CONSULTING, INC.
Kahn Consulting, Inc. (KCI) is a consulting firm specializing in the
legal, compliance, and policy issues of information technology and
information lifecycle management. Through a range of services including
information and records management program development; electronic
records and email policy development; Information Management Compliance
audits; product assessments; legal and compliance research; and
education and training, KCI helps its clients address today’s critical
issues in an ever-changing regulatory and technological environment.
Based in Chicago, KCI provides its services to Fortune 500 companies and
government agencies in North America and around the world. More
information about KCI, its services and its clients can be found online