September 2011- Insurers using an Integrated by Design investment portfolio reporting system delivered as an outsourced Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution realize advantages unmatched by disparate, on-premise systems reliant on middleware and manual processes. This demand for timely, accurate, actionable portfolio information delivered in an easy-to-consume manner has exposed the shortcomings of installed, legacy systems and the manual processes that accompany them. Turmoil in the financial markets in the wake of the sub-prime mortgage crisis has intensified the need ...
The complexity and uncertainty of today's financial markets have put tremendous pressure on the teams responsible for managing investment portfolios and the functions associated with them. At the same time, Boards must be briefed and they expect all portfolio data to be accurate - at their convenience. With growing investment balances across the industry, it's imperative that the relevant stakeholders have access to automated, consolidated investment information that is actionable and timely.
For manufacturers, getting smarter is a complex undertaking. Not only do they have to know their customers better, but they must better understand their suppliers and their competitors, as well as remain innovative, cost-efficient and agile in the ever-changing world of globalization.
During the past two years, major global manufacturers have suffered from their inability to foresee and react to sudden economic downturns. The winners in the economic recovery will be the ones ...
December 2010- The challenge with free and open-source software (FOSS) is creating a balance between management controls and leveraging the high quality, secure, free and open-source code. Discover 10 tips to manage the use of free and open source software (FOSS) as part of your code strategy to drive innovation and lower costs.
Get this 12-page research report from the Aberdeen Group on how companies like yours address web application security threats, including:
• Current practices in web application security
• Market trends and adoption of enabling technologies
• Analysis of users adopting the find and fix approach to application security
• PCI compliance and application scanning
• Summary and recommendations
ObserveIT auditing software acts like a security camera on your servers. It provides bulletproof video evidence of user sessions, significantly shortening investigation time. Every action performed by remote vendors, developers, sysadmins, business users or privileged users is recorded. Video recordings include mouse click, app usage and keystrokes. Each time a security event is unclear, simply replay the video, just as if you were looking over the user’s shoulder.
ObserveIT is the perfect ...
November 2010- This article shows how intelligent application of electronic document management, information systems integration, and automation of routine processes leads to easier, faster, and more cost-effective audits. It demonstrates how technology systems can collaborate to enable lower costs, fewer risks, and better results.
November 2010- This white paper on PCI compliance explains why compliance for compliance's sake is not a best practice in protecting cardholder data. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has been evolving for many years and will continue to be enhanced to address new security threats and protection measures. With maturity of the DSS, many security auditors are beginning to press companies that accept payment cards to demonstrate more than just 'forward progress' toward ...
October 2010- This white paper is authored by Michael Rasmussen of Corporate Integrity and examines how the distributed nature of working with confidential documents in any kind of collaborative setting, whether inside or outside the organization between employees, auditors, or vendor suppliers, poses a serious security risk. Traditional IT security tools cannot protect documents outside the firewall. Intellectual property, trade secrets, financial, and legal papers, customer lists and other highly sensitive data must be managed under a ...
October 2010- Many have talked about the gap between legal and IT, or the importance of records management to enabling more rigorous discovery or information disposal, but no one has measured how big the gap is or assessed what stakeholders on all sides believe is necessary or possible to do in order to close the gap. CGOC, in concert with EDRM and the new Information Management Reference Model project, decided to assess the gap and how companies ...
August 2010- Penetration testing is much more than a necessary process to satisfy compliance obligations: It is a critical first step in the information and network security lifecycle and an important component of a full IT Security Compliance program. This white paper defines the different types of penetration tests and clearly explains the reasons why an organization should perform the tests. Readers will not only find out the benefits penetration tests can provide, but also where they ...
September 2010- Most companies don't realize that an archive delivers measurable value when an electronic discovery request involves data that's distributed across the organization. This whitepaper from ESG shows describes the benefits an archive can provide in the initial phases of the electronic discovery process.
September 2010- Selecting an archiving solution for email and other vital business data can seem like a daunting task. This fact sheet covers five factors to consider when choosing an archiving technology.
September 2010- Too Much Data, Not Enough Value It's commonly understood that data not subject to legal or regulatory requirement and without any business value should be disposed, and doing so is getting more important every day: • 40 percent or more of corporate data is not subject »»to a specific legal duty and has no business value • Corporate data volume grew by about 50 percent »»last year, while budgets grew by 0 percent • IT spend averages 3.5 percent of revenues – data »»...
September 2010- EasyVista characterizes the next generation of SaaS, which encompasses a codeless approach to software customization to maximize a company's total cost of ownership for its IT service management environment. This white paper explains the time and cost benefits associated with implementing a codeless SaaS IT service management solution.
December 1990- As an organization that serves financial institutions worldwide, we adhere to the security policies demanded by the industry and the regulators. We perform annual security audits to verify that our staff is following the procedures required to assure the privacy of all confidential data. We also have a SAS 70 Level II audit performed annually.
Corporate and regulatory compliance policies have forced companies to ensure that information flows are documented, auditable, and highly secure. Yet in order to conduct their business, companies must share sensitive information outside the firewall, introducing serious potential information risk. How can companies enforce security policy and cost-effectively meet compliance objectives when documents must be shared with partners, investors, board members, and others outside the enterprise?
This white paper by Cheryl Klein, CPA, CISA, ...
You can succeed in gaining control of open Source in your company and still
enjoy the benefits. You can also gain significant management control over open source software use in your development organization.
Today, many IT executives, enterprise architects, and development managers in leading companies have gained management control over the externally-sourced software used by their application development groups. They are ensuring compliance and promoting standardization throughout their development teams. And they’ve ...
August 2010- Learn how to develop a multi-phased information security and risk management (ISRM) strategy from John P. Pironti, CISA,CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, president of IP Architects LLC and security conference track chair at Interop. an ISRM provides a road map for information and information infrastructure protection with goals and objectives that ensure capabilities provided are aligned to business goals and the organization’s risk profile. Traditionally, ISRM has been treated as an IT function ...
August 2010- In an era of increasing regulation for the financial and healthcare industry, companies are under increasing pressure to provide security for their data and to comply with regulations. They are adding complexity to already complex IT organizations and in doing so they are spending more money for diminishing returns. If your organization is in this situation, cloud computing will likely offer you the best solution to securing your data and to feel secure in knowing ...
June 2010- The key to continuous quality improvement is to ensure that the organization's culture and procedures are focused on continually reducing and controlling variability in its operational processes. When defects occur or non-conformances are discovered, a consistent quality improvement cycle should be used, including: discovering and reporting events and issues; responding to and diagnosing these items and determining their root causes; implementing, closing, and validating action items to correct the problems at the source and prevent ...
June 2010- Migrating from a paper-based business environment to electronic documents is common for most businesses these days. However, it can be a complex process without the proper planning. In this white paper, S4i Systems reviews these processes and best practices.
There are not “regulated” industries that must preserve records and “unregulated” industries that can discard their records with impunity. Rather, there are heavily regulated industries and less heavily regulated industries. So, all organizations must be compliant to some degree.
This paper examines the current state of regulatory compliance, the impact of non-compliance, the current political environment and the shift in the compliance landscape and compliance enforcement. Also discussed are best practices that can ...
March 2010- This white paper from Softscape describes how talent-based learning provides a framework to truly track effectiveness of learning management across an organization and integrate those findings to improve workforce performance and productivity.
February 2010- The over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives industry is in flux as regulators and other industry participants try to create a market structure that reduces the systemic risks associated with this product. The changes will be manifested in many ways, affecting such broad areas as liquidity and balance sheet management, but also lines of business and individual functions, particularly as these pertain to technology and operations. Missing from the current OTC derivatives life cycle of trading and processing ...
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