Infrastructure as Code (IaC): everything you need to know about the new cornerstone of development

Table of contents Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is gaining in popularity within the DevOps approach. These are mechanisms for managing a virtual infrastructure using code. Since its creation by Amazon in 2006 (with Amazon Web Services), Infrastructure as Code has evolved to become an attractive solution for businesses in many respects. CIOs and CTOs are increasingly convinced of the benefits of this type of IT infrastructure. Infrastructure as Code offers unprecedented opportunities. So, what exactly is it? What are its benefits and risks? Is IaC right for your organization? Infrastructure as Code is now a key concept in the DevOps approach. Not only do developers benefit from it, it's also a godsend for businesses. IaC and how it works are at the heart of many organizations' thinking right now. Also known as SDI (software-defined infrastructure), software-defined infrastructure or programmable infrastructure, IaC is the automation of infrastructure management via a descriptive model: code. This computer code unifies the deployment of "infrastructure" environments and enables the [...]

2024-05-15T16:34:15+02:00June15, 2021|Data, DevOps|0 comments

Cybersecurity: 3 types of cyberattacks your company is exposed to

Cyber attacks are no longer epiphenomena: 4 out of 5 companies claim to have already been victims of cyber attacks. One might also think that cybersecurity issues only concern very large companies. That's not true: in 2019, the average size of organizations victimized by ransomware was 645 employees. Regardless of the size of your organization, cybersecurity is a topic to be taken very seriously as crime is increasing and the consequences of attacks can be catastrophic. "The banking industry is the most exposed sector to cyberattacks: +238% of attacks worldwide since the start of the pandemic between February and April 2020." Source: research firm VMware Carbon Black There are many types of cyberattacks in business. Some are well known, others are more confidential and therefore more devious. Here are the main ones in this article. Malware: Public Enemy No. 1 Malware is by far the most common cyberattack within organizations. In 2020, the cybersecurity company AV Test GmbH counted more than one billion pieces of malware worldwide: The most frequent types of malware in [...]

2024-01-10T09:52:37+01:00May 27, 2021|Data|0 comment

AI and Cloud : the winning combo of tomorrow's companies

The companies of the future are those that will grasp and master the challenges of Cloud and AI. Until now, the combination of artificial intelligence with the technologies of Cloud was reserved for very large companies. However, more and more Cloud providers are enabling the deployment of AI projects adapted to the size and maturity of their customers. At the same time, these two markets are experiencing unprecedented growth: by 2025, the global AI market is expected to reach $60 billion and the Cloud market $1,250 billion (source: Bilan). This expected growth can be explained in particular by the democratization of Cloud "as-a-Service". The trend is therefore clear: AI projects within Cloud architectures are becoming more and more popular, and if your organization has not yet established a project in this direction, it is high time to think about the added value that AI could bring to your Cloud. The Cloud and AI "at the service" of data Data-driven projects are not a fad but an obligation for any organization that wants to survive. Data exploitation is becoming the solution to everything: it allows better management, more effective [...].

2024-03-11T15:37:27+01:00May 11, 2021|Data|0 comment

Cloud as a service: The rise of the model

Increasingly common, the Cloud "As a Service" model is gradually overtaking in-house or older solutions. Service providers Cloud now offer storage services, virtual machines, platforms and software that can be accessed directly online. Cost control, delegated maintenance and upgrades, secure storage... The benefits are numerous. Dive into the new phenomenon of services Cloud. The Cloud "As a Service" model as a lever for digital transformation The As a Service model concerns all products and services offered by a provider and accessible via an Internet browser. As a Service solutions are monetized through a subscription system. The model applies to several services: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, DaaS... In order to make their services work, providers use online storage spaces, based on the Cloud computing system. To understand how it works, you need to know that Cloud computing is the architectural model that implies that the services run on Cloud and the as a service model is the monetization model. The As a Service model is an essential component [...]

2024-01-10T09:19:37+01:001 July2020|Data, Digital|0 comments

Digital transformation of banks: review its IT infrastructure

The banking sector has been undergoing a real digital transformation for a few years now. This phenomenon is not only based on the popularity of neo-banks and the emergence of fintechs. The more traditional banks have also made a 180° turn. The proof: the network banks now offer as many digital tools as the neo-banks. The massive investments of the historical banks have been equal to the stakes on the front office side: new online services, powerful applications and modernized websites. Now it's time to tackle the back office. If banks want to make a complete digital transformation, they need to revamp their IT infrastructure with three immediate goals in mind: to leverage their data, to offer as many services online as in the branch, and to create a new experience for customers as well as employees. 100% digital is not yet a reality Since banks still operate with dated infrastructures, "all digital" does not exist: Not all banks have dematerialized their complex operations such as the choice of a savings contract; Not all products are yet digitalized. Some of the biggest banks do not allow to take out a loan [...]

2024-01-10T09:18:53+01:00June 18, 2020|Digital|0 comment

Risk management in times of health crisis: 5 tips to follow

Risk Management in times of crisis is currently "bulletproof". If there's ever a time when it comes into its own, it's now! Here are 5 tips to follow, whether you're a Risk Management consultant or a business owner. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has gone from a growing medical crisis to a macroeconomic crisis in a matter of days. The potential impact of the virus spooked markets around the world as it spread outside China. While no one is sure of the final impact, it would be unwise for any nation or organization to ignore the rapidly spreading virus itself. Because of its impact, risk managers and internal controllers should now adopt a range of measures. Read also our article on the indispensable role of internal control and risk management for companies. 1. Risk management in times of crisis: setting up an emergency management system is essential Although it is impossible to anticipate all potential risks (certainly in the case of an epidemic like this one), setting up an emergency management system will help [...].

2024-01-10T09:03:34+01:00March 30, 2020|Risk management|0 comment

Should you migrate to cloud ? Steps to a successful migration

Everyone talks about cloud as if it had become a requirement. But is it suitable for all information systems? Migrating to cloud is fine, but why, and what kind of cloud ? 1. The benefits and risks of migrating to cloud 1.1 Benefits Here are some scenarios where moving to cloud is beneficial: Your application is experiencing increased traffic and it is becoming difficult to scale resources on the fly to meet the growing demand. It becomes increasingly difficult and expensive to meet your growing storage needs. Monitoring and updating the underlying server software is a time-consuming but critical process that requires periodic and sometimes immediate updates. Capex to Opex: cloud shifts IT expenses to a pay-per-use model. 1.2 Risks of Migrating to cloud While your specific environment will determine the risks that apply to you, there are some general drawbacks associated with cloud migrations that should be considered: If your application stores and retrieves highly sensitive data, you may not be able to [...]

2024-01-11T10:06:03+01:00January24,2020|DevOps, Digital|0 comment

Job File: Risk Management Consultant, who are you?

The Risk Management Department at Blue Soft offers strategic and effective responses to the various threats facing information systems. Indeed, a Risk Management Consultant must be able to take into account the many changes taking place in the IT world. For more information on this subject, read the story of Aïda, Consultant Risk Manager. So her job is constantly changing! But what is its role? Find out how we define a Risk Management Consultant at Blue Soft, what they do on a daily basis, their qualities and their academic background. The Risk Management consultant supports the client company in risk management, combining sector-specific skills and business expertise to assist them in controlling and managing the continuity of their activities, and in complying with new regulatory obligations. The Risk Management consultant is involved in a number of different areas: management of business continuity plans, management of datacenter projects (audit, relocation, hosting strategy, etc.) or internal control, all of which are essential. The consultant can work in various ways: upstream, through audits and the drafting of action plans, and/or downstream, through [...].

2024-01-10T08:52:16+01:00December10,2019|Human qualities, Risk management|0 comment

SOA, microservices: what are these two essential IS architectures?

SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) and microservices are two different ways of looking at the si and technical architectures of a project. When deploying a technical project, the question of architecture arises right from the start. While some IT managers have a systematic preference for one or other of these si architectures, it's more rational to consider the project as a whole in order to make the right choice. And the answer is hard to come by, since you need to anticipate the scalability of the project, and its evolution in the short, medium and long term. But the question remains crucial: monolithic architecture, SOA or microservices? Discover the similarities and differences between the two systems, so you can make the best decision. See also : How do you automate your infrastructure? SOA, microservices: two styles of architecture if SOA architecture SOA emerged to solve interoperability problems, for example, when two applications running on different technologies (Java and .Net, Windows and Linux, etc.) need to communicate. In an SOA, all applications must connect to an ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) in order to communicate with other applications. The ESB acts as the backbone [...].

2024-05-15T17:40:41+02:00October 12, 2019|Digital|0 comment

Financial risk management in companies: how to implement it

Lesson number one in Financial Risk Management: you have to take risks to win. This seems to be an intangible rule for any entrepreneur. But running a business isn't like playing at a casino! Even if risk is part of the entrepreneur's DNA, he or she must still be able to manage financial risk. Otherwise, the financial viability of the business could be jeopardized. In this article, we'd like to draw up a list of the major risks facing a company, and give you some tips on how to limit them. What is financial risk management? Financial risk management covers a vast field of possibilities, depending on a company's activity and financial operations. Generally speaking, a financial risk refers to the risk of losing money as a result of a financial transaction: the purchase or resale of a financial asset, or the sale of products or services with a financial impact. The nature of risks evolves over time via the emergence of new technologies, such as blockchain, and must be monitored by risk managers. Financial risk management takes several forms: Interest rate risk. This is the [...]

2024-03-11T13:53:11+01:00September 23, 2019|Risk management|0 comment
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