RSM Technology Monthly Alert - September 2021

IT Insights

Second edition of global RPA industry report reveals 1,000% increase in cloud RPA adoption

A global Robotic Process Automation (RPA) impact report from Automation Anywhere has shown a dramatic increase in Cloud-based Robotic Process Automation. Further research has given statistics of customer preferences between Cloud RPA and on-premises, and also the impressive profitability of RPA.

China passes new personal data privacy law, to take effect Nov. 1

China has officially announced the implementation of the new personal data privacy law that will be effective from 1st November 2021. The law is a significant component in China’s advancing efforts to regulate cyberspace. With the law, much more stringent policies will be in place with regards to user data and privacy.

System Updates

NetSuite 2021 release 2 SuitePeople sneak peek: more automation, performance review improvements

Netsuite’s SuitePeople helps companies automate tedious administrative duties. SuitePeople contains many features that makes itself a fantastic alternative to manual methods, including real-time general ledger visibility into detailed workforce costs, automated filing and depositing of payroll taxes, and also self-service capabilities. SuitePeople also provides an innovative performance management solution to boost work engagement.

From Windows 365 to Q&A in Microsoft Teams meetings—here’s what’s new in Microsoft 365

Microsoft has introduced new apps and features to facilitate hybrid working and eliminate logistical complexity. For example, the Q&A app enables attendees to ask and reply to questions before and during a meeting, while Microsoft Bookings simplifies virtual health workflows for frontline healthcare workers. Features such as pinning important messages at the top of the mailbox and sending reminders for emails that might be missed are added to Outlook.

Cybersecurity News

Managing privileged access for a post-COVID perimeter

Throughout 2020 and 2021, a drastic number of medical organisations and enterprises have switched to cloud. The sudden introduction to cloud-based services has resulted in a lack of conformity to security guidelines. This is best highlighted in the massive breach of privacy that leaks patients’ personal information. Organizations need to implement strategic key components to support a comprehensive approach to managing risk.

Navigating vendor risk management as IT professionals

Many organizations rely on third party vendors to provide technology solutions. The integration of third-party vendor solutions poses cybersecurity risks to the infrastructure of sensitive systems. Vendor Risk Management (VRM) is essential to aid organizations to discover and mitigate the risks associated with third-party vendors.