Unilever has successfully migrated its Citicus ONE risk and compliance management software to a cloud-based, software-as-a-service provided by Citicus Limited. By outsourcing its operation and maintenance, Unilever has reduced the burden of running and maintaining its risk software - whilst ensuring it is securely managed by Citicus team of experts.
Unilever's Citicus ONE software now runs on high performance servers housed in one of the UK's most secure web hosting facilities. Users from all over the world access the system over a virtual private network (VPN) that links the system to Unilever's corporate Intranet. This combination ensures that Unilever's risk data is always securely protected, up to date and accessible - since changes are made and alerts handled by dedicated staff who are expert in managing Citicus ONE implementations.
Unilever's Victoria Guilloit who spearheads Unilever's use of Citicus ONE says:
"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. We can now take full advantage of the power of Citicus ONE's latest software and the company's outstanding support service."
Citicus account director Marco Kapp adds:
"Running and supporting Citicus ONE are core activities for Citicus so it makes good sense for Unilever to outsource these tasks to us. Taking these tasks on keeps us close to our customers so we're delighted to be supporting Unilever's continuing use of our software to measure and manage a key area of risk across their global activities."
Why is managing information risk important?
In the 'information age', it is vital that business managers understand the risks posed by information systems and keep them under control. Doing so is a requirement of good governance - which demands powerful processes for managing risk and for verifying compliance with good practice. It is also a matter of self-interest, given there's a high chance of business-critical systems 'going wrong' each year. This can be slashed by developing, using and running systems in line with good practice. Implementing Citicus ONE helps businesses motivate and equip people to achieve this goal.
About Citicus (www.citicus.com)
iticus Limited was formed in 2000 by Simon Oxley, Sian Alcock and Marco Kapp - the chief architect of the FIRM methodology. The company develops and markets world-class automated risk management tools that emerge from Citicus' collaborative development programmes and provides education and training to help customers implement them successfully.
About Unilever (www.unilever.com)
Unilever is one of the world's most successful consumer goods companies. Its food, home care and personal care products are sold in 170 countries. The company employs over 150,000 people around the world and has been sector leader of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 11 years.
For more information, contact:
Simon Oxley, Citicus Ltd, Tel: +44 (0)20 7203 8405
Nick Hall, Citicus media relations: Tel: + 44 (0)7949 111174