Did You Make The Transition Yet?

No more sitting on the fence. It is time to transition from Software as a product to Software as  a  Service with Cloud. It’s no business secret anymore that cloud computing is the way forward.  Already the big corporate brands have shifted their marketing strategies and are trying to ride the Cloud wave where they…

GRC is DEAD or is it

Great ideas are often not populist. Take for instance what Confidence Governance® Founder and Emerging Technologies Investor and Evangelist Mr Bhavesh Bhagat (Twitter: @bbhagat) stated in a recently concluded IIA/ISACA conference. During his keynote, one of the most controversial statements, well for some who still believe that the old ways of Governance, auditing and assessing…

Are You “Smart” Enough

Technology is slowly invading our lives and taking over every aspect. Currently, spearheading this are the homes of the future – smart homes. “Smart” homes are going to make our lives more convenient than ever. However, while enjoying the perks of living in a smart home, there will also be a lot of questions raised…

Keep your Eye on the Ball

As a business grows, different problems and opportunities require different solutions. In this constantly evolving environment, what worked a year ago might now be not the best approach anymore and who but the entrepreneur to bear such risks. Every entrepreneur encounters challenges while trying to get their business off the ground. We are amongst a…

When Slip Ups Cost You Credibility

The latest company that became a victim to hackers is none other than a leading software giant! These cyber-attacks are similar to those faced recently by two other very big names. A simple oversight of failing to renew their online security certificate created havoc as it prevented customers from accessing files kept in its data centers.…

What Makes a Good Leader

“Leadership is like beauty; it’s hard to define, but you know it when you see it” – Warren Bennis. Leadership is a process by which an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Leadership is not merely about making tough decisions but about inspiring people. It is about resolving paradoxes and…

Techniques to evaluate Cloud and Outsourced service models using AICPA and ISACA guidance

Recently, a user guide titled SOC 2SM User Guide for Report on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality or Privacy was released by ISACA, a global IT association with 100,000 members in 180 countries and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The guide is available at http://www.isaca.org/SOC2. In May 2011,…

ConfidentGovernance.com Delivers Cloud Governance on World’s Largest Commercial and Government Business Applications Platform the NEW AppExchange.com

ConfidentGovernance.com delivers patent pending innovative Cloud Security, Governance and Risk management compliance product portfolio on the world’s largest cloud computing marketplace, www.AppExchange.com developed and hosted by salesforce.com.  The brand new and revamped AppExchange acts as a transformational platform for companies to build, develop, customize and market their business driven applications and share with the rest of the world.…

Governance and Risk Management Failures at the Highest Levels in Society and its Impact on Daily Lives

India plunged into darkness due to the massive blackout in July due to a grid failure. The failure of the Northern, Eastern and North-Eastern grids forced more than 600 million people to be without electricity for hours. The largest single blackout in history of mankind. Many people ask is Governance and Risk management important for…

Sunshine of TRUST

There was a recent study that claimed to have figured a way that could create a more virtuous society. The decade long research suggested why some people give freely of themselves while others are cold-hearted louts, why some people cheat and steal while others you can trust with your life, why women tend to be nicer…

Principles for Effective Cloud Computing

Recently ISACA came up with the six principles of effective cloud computing to help enterprises manage the potential pressure points that begin to surface when cloud computing strategies diverge from internally provided IT services or traditional outsourced arrangements. Cloud computing if used effectively can deliver positive results. The problem arises when most enterprises have little…

2012’s Top 3 Cloud Trends

It has been fascinating past five years for innovations and evolution of Cloud Computing.  The old methods of virtualizations and outsourcing and network optimization packaged and delivered as mature Cloud offerings are reaching new heights. Cloud Computing certainly is NOT in its infancy if anyone was mistaken. 2012 promises to be an exciting year with…

White House and US CIO pave the way for Cloud Computing via FedRAMP

HOT off the PRESS from FedScoop.com The White House released a memorandum on Thursday outlining the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), a day short of the one-year anniversary of the release of the Office of Management and Budget’s 25-Point Plan. FedRAMP will create a platform for federal agencies to secure cloud-computing solutions when it…

President Obama declares November as National Entrepreneurship Month

Last week, President Obama declared November as National Entrepreneurship Month. The presidential proclamation makes it the second straight year that the White House recognized the efforts of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Entrepreneurs play a significant role in the economic development of a country and now this Proclamation allows us to acknowledge and recognize the efforts of…

What does “Democratizing Governance” have to do with top 50 ideas in the world?

In a world full of uncertainties, transparency and trust are the need of the day yet these ideas are either not practiced effectively by most individuals and enterprises globally or many are prized out of these fundamental issues due to legacy expensive tools and techniques. This is why at intersection of Cloud Computing, Big Data…