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.
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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).