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Making the Business Case for SOC 2 Reports

The idea of the “extended enterprise” has become the norm in the corporate world. That is, your typical company now has dozens, if not hundreds, of external partners connected to the corporate network: suppliers, distributors, customers, etc. These partners may have access to the firm’s most critical financial data which, of course, can pose a [...]

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DCK: New Service Organization Control Standards Turn Two

Recently, our Hassan Sultan of Reckenen shared some  insights about Service Organization Control Standards on Data Center Knowledge (DCK) is a leading online source of daily news and analysis about the data center industry. They cover the latest developments and trends driving the powerful growth in demand for mission-critical facilities, the challenges and opportunities presented by high-density [...]

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Celebrating SOC’s 2nd Birthday (Infographic)

SOC reports are part of a relatively new reporting framework issued by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The new framework became effective on June 15, 2011. Today we are celebrating the 2nd birthday of the new SOC reporting framework. To celebrate SOC’s 2 years, Reckenen conducted a survey on data centers and other service organizations to [...]

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3 Reasons to get SOC1/ SSAE16 Certification

Under the new AICPA reporting standards, an audit that is conducted under SSAE 16 will result in a Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 report. These reports are focused on controls relevant to internal control over financial reporting. In essence, a SOC 1 report will be the form of reporting once the SSAE 16 audit is [...]

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