How Secure is My ERP?

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With recent news of data breaches capturing headlines around the globe, it’s easy to see why information security is more important than ever before. The same holds true for your enterprise resource planning system. Putting your IT team in charge of securing ERP software running on in-house servers might seem like a good idea at first glance, but it comes with some major risks. So how can you be sure your ERP system remains secure?

The Perils of Internal Management of ERP Systems

If your business is like most others, your IT team stays pretty busy. With security threats on the rise, a lot of their time is devoted to preventing data breaches, the spread of viruses, and other critical technology problems. If traveling employees work on unsecured WiFi networks in hotel rooms, coffee shops, home, or elsewhere, your company’s data could be at risk. Your team’s use of mobile devices is another security concern. And what if your business is faced with a catastrophic event like a fire or flood?

Cloud-Based ERP Systems and Security

The good news is that, with a cloud-based ERP solution like Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations, you can rest assured that your important business data remains secure. Dynamics 365 is built on dependable Microsoft Azure cloud technology that complies with WW security standards. With your ERP system hosted in a secure, off-site data center, you don’t have to worry about losing data in the event of a fire, earthquake, or another catastrophic event. And your IT department has more time to focus on other pressing matters.

Learn More About Microsoft Dynamics 365 from I.B.I.S., Inc.

If you are concerned about the security of your ERP software, or you are considering a cloud-based ERP system like Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations, contact I.B.I.S., Inc., a Sonata Software Company. Call (770) 368-4000 today.

Dominic Telaro

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CFPIM, CIRM | Vice President Industry Solutions | APICS Fellow and Certified in Integrated Resource Management Over 35 years of Manufacturing, Distribution, Supply Chain Operational, Software and Consulting experience. His professional career has been in Manufacturing and Distribution from shop floor roles through to implementing ERP, DRP and Supply Chain solutions and on to leveraging this rich experience to consulting, product management, product development and software sales. He has held positions as VP of Industry Solutions, VP of Product Development, VP of Sales and Marketing and Global Practice Leader for companies like IBIS Inc., IBM, Janis Group, Metamor, Marcam Corp. and more. Presently he is responsible for the Supply Chain Industry vertical at Sonata Software with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations as a core technology solution expertise. Dominic publishes many blogs and articles for the industry and has been a guest speaker for multiple industry events

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