Cetrification & compliance

IRAP: You’re in Safe Hands

Discover how OrbusInfinity can help you upgrade your business transformation while securing data and mitigating risks



Standards like the Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) play a critical role in safeguarding data

According to Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, 45% of all data breaches in the country in the second half of 2022 resulted from cybersecurity incidents. Robust and secure data management practices are no longer just a luxury but a necessity. 

Securing Public Data: The Importance of IRAP Assessment for Cloud Services

What is IRAP?

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  • A security assessment program launched by the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
  • Assesses whether cloud services and products meet the strict rules of Australia's Government Information Security Manual.

Why does IRAP matter?

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  • IRAP has significant potential to protect public data by holding assessed vendors to high-security standards.  
  • Mitigates risk of catastrophic data leaks in the public sector and government organizations.

What does our IRAP status mean to us and our customers?

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Our SaaS platform OrbusInfinity is IRAP assessed to PROTECTED level. The program’s highest standard for use of the cloud in a commercial environment.

We are committed to providing a secure and reliable platform for all our customers. By meeting IRAP's rigorous standards, we can ensure that our clients can trust us with their data, helping to drive operational transformation, cloud migration, and system modernization securely. 


Our customers have spoken

"One of the best features of OrbusInfinity is the solutions HUB. This provides a lot of additional features such as integrations with CMDBs, access to reporting and analytics which ensures we can achieve so many areas that are of interest to us."

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Orbus Software’s Transform Day Makes a Splash in NYC

NYC Transform Day - February 2022

Orbus Software had its first Transform Day in London last December, and it was an amazing success (we’re modest here at Orbus). So, as you can imagine we couldn’t wait to host our next one, which took place in New York City on 24th February. And, with a day full of intense discussion and networking, followed by a few post-event drinks…we can safely say that it didn’t disappoint!  

Our Transform Days are about two things. Firstly, sharing our own insights into enterprise architecture (EA) and the challenges of digital transformation. Secondly, and more importantly, providing a space to talk with our customers and learn more about their digital transformation journeys. Ultimately, this customer feedback helps inform our development decisions. So it was great to catch up with our North American customers and hear first-hand accounts of their experiences over the past year.

These conversations took the form of roundtable discussions where attendees debated a wide range of different topics – often leaving Orbus leaders unable to get a word in…but don’t worry, that’s the way we like it! This time around, conversations focused on the position of EA within organizations and the ability to influence long-term strategic goals. In addition to wider discussions around the topics of Governance and Data Management.

We’ve taken a deep dive into the event below, discussing the main topics and key insights from the day.

EA Still Needs to Find the Right Place 

EA is here to stay – but it still needs to find the right place. Of the challenges discussed amongst attendees, the issue of how to position the EA practice effectively within an organization and ensure that data is relevant and up to date, was ever-present.  

We found that few currently see themselves as being in a position to influence strategy or even decision-making. Customers acknowledged the trend but don’t yet view themselves as having that seat at the table. So why is this? Issues with EA maturity for one. Many attendees were under the belief that their EA practices are not yet fully mature enough to achieve this.  

There were also some contrasting viewpoints, with one customer (who has a more established EA practice) pushing back against the status quo, arguing that EA should not be directly involved in decision making – stating that they’ve positioned themselves as advisors, not leaders. Albeit raising eyebrows, these are the kinds of conversations that make Transform Days great. Opening dialogue and sparking debate between Orbus and our customers, discussing the things that matter and helping us all stay ahead of the game.  

Governance is Increasingly Relevant 

What are you trying to do and what value do you provide? This was the underlying question that cropped up amongst some of our more mature customers – who discussed the importance of determining the value of the EA practice.  

So how is this achieved? Well to put it bluntly, keep it simple. This might sound rudimentary but choosing one objective and making it black and white for all was the overwhelming response from customers. Following on from this, customers also put together a semi-automated governance process to help accelerate it and process more demands.  

For most, governance meant an Architecture Review Board (ARB) - running regularly with business and technology representatives involved in decisions for change.  

With that in mind, here’s a few suggestions on how to support effective governance (courtesy of our customers of course):  

  1. Easily give context and impact analysis of a change across the organization

  2. Help EAs define clear controls and rules new designs must comply with

  3. Think of Design/ EA as a self-service: give solution teams the ability to create new designs with clear rules and automatic steps when possible

Architects Call for Aid 

Learning and sharing ideas at a roundtable event, who’d have thought? Jokes aside, one aspect that received unanimous approval from attendees was the desire to learn and share with other architects.  

Everyone was keen to share their issues and help out their fellow architects – generally trying to advance the cause of EA, no matter the organization. More than anything else, this illustrates why Transform Days are so important and why we’ll have more events coming up in other regions over the next 12 months. 

For all the subtleties and intricacies of digital transformation, there is a core community that wants to help organizations thrive and deliver better digital experiences for everyone. And that’s what we’re all about here at Orbus Software.


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