Dave Tucker, Director of Product Development, WebFilings

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Dave Tucker, Director of Product Development, WebFilings

  1. 1. A Revolution in SEC Reporting is here.Dave Tucker<br />
  2. 2. The WebFilings Solution<br />Accounting / <br />Reporting Dept.<br /><ul><li>Single Integrated Solution for SEC Reporting
  3. 3. Collaborate on the Cloud and monitor your financial reports from period close to SEC filing
  4. 4. Respond confidently to last-minute changes
  5. 5. Collaborate, Monitor, Control</li></ul>Audit<br />Committee<br />Controller<br />Disclosure<br />Committee<br />Auditors<br />SEC <br />Reporting<br />Director<br />General<br />Counsel<br />Outside<br />Counsels<br />Tax <br />Advisors<br />CFO<br />Sub-certifiers<br />CEO<br />Investor<br />Relations<br />
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  7. 7. Built on a Cloud Platform<br />
  8. 8. Our Challenge<br />We have some custom application code that cannot run in the Google AppEngine Environment<br />Must have the same scalability characteristics<br />We don’t have a large sys-admin staff (1 person) but need to manage large server arrays<br />
  9. 9. Leveraging RightScale<br />Start with RightScale pre-built script packages<br />Tweak to include our application components<br />Configure scaling parameters<br />Production servers are now “disposable”<br />Amazon ELB<br />Apache<br />Tomcat<br />
  10. 10. Enabling Agility<br /><ul><li>Problem:
  11. 11. New security vulnerabilities published for underlying components
  12. 12. Need to respond quickly</li></ul>Before RightScale:<br />Update each machine image manually<br />Different OS bases and tweaks for different servers<br />Lots of manual effort to update and redeploy images<br />Now:<br />Check out new RightScaleUbuntu image<br />Tweak scripts for new image<br />Rebuild and redeploy entire datacenter in under 12 hours<br />
  13. 13. Impact of Cloud for financial reporting teams<br />
  14. 14. Thank You<br />

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