News & Commentary
Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in January 2006
More Guidance On Regulations
Commentary  |  1/31/2006  | 
We can all use a little guidance when it comes to identifying how regulations will affect our business processes and IT environments. The hard part is figuring out how compliance requirements change based on geographic variables and vertical markets. And such guidance is starting to emerge. Two directories/guides were recently announced; both are free after registration, but only one is currently available. The Object Management Group (OMG) and the OMG Regulat
Keep The Knives Away From Storage
Commentary  |  1/26/2006  | 
Will storage concerns outweigh security this year? It seems like a stretch but that's what a recent survey by Glass House Technologies indicates. According to Glass House's "2006 Storage Budget Survey", 2006 will be a year for holding down costs and that means IT will be wringing out more efficiency from storage architectures. Now, Glass House is a provider of independent services that help organizations solve enterprise storage problems and focuses on in
If Compliance Costs Are Still Rising, Something Is Wrong
Commentary  |  1/24/2006  | 
Analysts and vendors have been telling us Sarbanes-Oxley compliance costs should go down each year, but in a recent reader poll, more than half of our respondents claimed they are expecting just the opposite. A third of respondents did, however, expect their compliance costs will go down this year. That tells me one of three things is happening: Either the promised return on investment from tools already applied to the p
Vendor Partnerships Mean Added Functionality
Commentary  |  1/17/2006  | 
Market dynamics often mean good news for users when it comes to technology products, especially when competition drives prices down, but there are other dynamics that work to your benefit; for instance, when vendors partner to deliver more features and services to round out their offerings. The market for compliance-related software and services is still young, and you've probably heard me warn here before not to expect these products to meet all your requirements. Not to say that all complianc
A Universe Of SOX Assistance
Commentary  |  1/6/2006  | 
Two years into the regulation, the issues of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, technical and otherwise, are so diverse and complex that an entire sub-industry has emerged to assist companies looking for resources, technology or just good old advice. Most of those resources have a Web presence, so from time to time I'll point you to some of the more useful Web content. Here's three sites to check out: The Sarba

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