News & Commentary
Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in February 2006
It's Not Wise To Neglect Certain SOX Requirements
Commentary  |  2/27/2006  | 
If you're still harboring doubts about meeting your SOX deadlines, you might want to check out a webinar tomorrow (Feb. 28) that features Michael Horowitz, commissioner of the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC). The event, titled, "Upward Mobility: Leveraging Your Sarbanes-Oxley Investment for Broader Risk Management," will take place 1 p.m. EST. Co-hosted by compliance vendor Axentis and Business Finance Magazine, speakers will also include
Small Companies Could Get Permanent SOX Breaks
Commentary  |  2/20/2006  | 
So how many of you are surprised that the Securities and Exchange Commission is looking to possibly withdraw the Section 404 requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley for small businesses? It seems to be one of those controversies that won't go away. We learned that an advisory panel is expected tomorrow to urge the SEC to eliminate Section 404 compliance for smaller companies. The agency has twice extended the SOX comp
Don't Kid Yourself, Automation Is Hard
Commentary  |  2/7/2006  | 
Listen to technology vendors and automating compliance processes seems like a snap. Listen to the companies trying the reach the level where they can even think about automating their processes and you come away with a more realistic picture. No one is patting their CIOs on the head for waving the magic automation wand yet. At first, I was a little alarmed to read the surveys that showed a majority of organizations felt they would be approaching 2006 with few, if any, more compliance processes


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