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Cloud computing guidance

View our guidance on cloud computing.

How to audit the cloud

Cloud computing is transforming business IT services, increasing its operational efficiencies and reducing its costs. But the use of cloud computing services also poses significant risks that need to be planned for by audit committees, boards and management if they are to be handled effectively.

How to audit the cloud

Audit and Assurance Faculty November 2018

Cloud computing is transforming business IT services, but it also poses significant risks that need to be planned for. This practical guide for internal audits outlines how they should assess risk management.

The Cloud and Financial Services

Use of Cloud services continues to grow rapidly.

Finance business partnering - a guide

Rick Payne 2014, Reprinted 2018

This report provides practical advice for those considering business partnering initiatives and those looking to improve their approach.

Tech essentials - 10 steps to cyber security for smaller firms

IT Faculty September 2017

While the fundamentals on how to protect yourself, your business and your clients remain essentially unchanged, the context in which we write about them continues to shift. Cyber criminals are always finding new means of attack and we all need to keep up to keep them out.

Cloud adoption: a risk-based approach to choosing a cloud platform

This guide takes you through the decision-making process and outsourcing options for IT platform procurement.

Cloud computing contract checklist

A summary of the key contractual issues that can arise in contracts with service providers for cloud computing services.

Legal considerations and implications for cloud adoption

There are a number of legal implications that should be considered by both accounting practices and small businesses in the UK before adopting cloud computing services.

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