Unilever puts risk software in the cloud

Unilever has migrated its risk and compliance management software to a cloud-based...

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Unilever has migrated its risk and compliance management software to a cloud-based service from Citicus.

Unilever, a global manufacturer of household goods, was already using Citicus One software, but will now move to a cloud version for monitoring and managing critical enterprise applications and supporting IT infrastructure. Hosted on Citicus servers, users can access the system via a virtual private network linking to Unilever's corporate intranet.

Victoria Guilloit, Unilever's information security manager, said, "We have migrated our Citicus One implementation to Citicus' hosted service to ensure that our risk software is always up-to-date, properly protected and fully managed to a 'best practice' standard. By not having to run and manage the application and its infrastructure internally, we can free our risk team to focus on core tasks - and reduce our IT support costs.

"The migration was achieved painlessly."

Unilever also recently extended its €1bn outsourcing contract with BT Global Services in a technology refresh deal worth an extra €173m (£144m).

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