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 ...
May 2010- This article discusses personnel-related issues that are vital to address if an organization wants to maximize the success of its electronic document management implementations. Getting stakeholders involved, asking the right questions, overcoming longstanding habits, training and education, and envisioning the future you are working toward are some of the points that are explored.
May 2010- This article addresses commonly misunderstood topics in document management, including the total cost, what constitutes ease of use, and the commonly held (but incorrect) perception that going paperless is the end goal of document management. Capture, business process management, automation, and other topics are discussed.
April 2010- With so much discussion about cloud computing today, many questions arise. This white paper from Open Group introduces the main factors affecting ROI from cloud computing, and compares the business development of cloud computing with that of other innovative technologies; describes the main approaches to building ROI by taking advantage of the benefits that cloud computing provides; and describes approaches to measuring this ROI, absolutely and in comparison with traditional approaches to IT, by giving ...
April 2010- In a vendor evaluation project, clients or buyers typically invite the short-listed vendors to demonstrate their product or solution through an in-person presentation. This is referred as “vendor demonstration” in this article. Vendor demonstration is an important step in vendor selection process. The purpose of this article is to share guidelines and best practices for the vendor demonstration process from client’s or buyer’s perspective.
April 2010- A business is greener when it is more efficient and utilizes fewer resources. That's as true for the IT department as it is for any other area of a company. Analysts provide insight into why the most effective approach to green IT is the one that considers an organization's energy consumption and its cost objectives, and what steps leaders can take to expend less energy and save money in IT environments.
April 2010- Employees are critical to a company’s competitive progress. This whitepaper offers today’s manager practical strategies for fostering continued employee morale, engagement, and growth for times good and bad.
April 2010- Leadership is hard even in good times. In tough times, the challenges of motivating employees who've seen their colleagues laid off and are worried about their own jobs can seem almost impossible. But managers can develop the skills they need to deal with this crisis and help the organization and its employees emerge stronger from it.
April 2010- This ExecBlueprint discusses how today’s CTO/CIO can utilize the varying skills, backgrounds, and work habits that a multigenerational team brings to the table to build a high-performing IT department that continues to effectively service the overarching technology needs of the organization.
April 2010- Looking for more people to perform better quickly and cost-effectively? Today, many companies are using online learning platforms to teach large organizational groups everything from compliance procedures to the principles of project management. Discover the successful methodology to on-demand learning in this whitepaper.
April 2010- An effective enterprise learning system must be structured and implemented with much forethought so that it not only supports organizational learning, but also the vision and objectives of that company. This whitepaper discusses benchmarking, ROI, and how to increase the chances of success before training even begins.
April 2010- Three top innovators from Pizza Hut, Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp., and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, reveal 5 internal success strategies and action points that have made their organizations more resilient, productive and positioned for long term success.
April 2009- Some proponents have insisted that for agile to work, it must be adopted by the whole company simultaneously. For many organizations, this is not a practical approach. Our experience shows that it is possible to bridge the gap between agile teams and traditional "waterfrall" organizations. This paper examines one approach.
September 2008- Operational risk exists everywhere in the business environment. It is the oldest risk facing any commercial institution and in particular banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions. Any financial institution will face operational risk long before it decides on its first market trade or credit transaction. Of all the different types of risks financial institutions face, operational risk can be the most devastating and at the same time, the most difficult to anticipate. Its appearance ...
January 2009- Although a challenging economy is pressuring IT budgets, CIOs can’t wait for better times to build a strong framework for managing Governance, Risk and Compliance requirements (GRC). It’ an always-on priority. Open your eyes to how top CIOs are maximizing the value of Governance, Risk and Compliance initiatives. Read the whitepaper!
December 2009- When CEOs, CFOs and CIOs of mid-sized companies face the prospect of transitioning to a top-tier enterprise application system, one of the most problematic issues they must address is maintaining and upgrading the system after it's in place. This white paper will discuss the impact of Tier 1 systems on IT departments in terms of ongoing maintenance, demonstrating that Tier 1 systems make many IT tasks easier, ranging from new-report generation to user training to upgrade management.
November 2009- The archiving capabilities in Exchange 2010 are a good start, but they are more or less a first-generation offering that will not satisfy the needs of many organizations, particularly those in mixed environments. As a result, most organizations will still need the varied capabilities provided in third-party archiving solutions that will support Exchange 2010 and earlier versions of Exchange, as well as other mail and collaboration systems. This white paper has three primary goals: educate decision-makers about ...
September 2009- As mainframe technical skills become increasingly hard to find, many organizations are struggling with their mainframe-related problems and projects. In particular, high-caliber senior systems-related skills are exceptionally rare, and for some organizations unattainable. This white paper discusses how consultants can be a viable, cost-effective way of accessing mainframe systems skills. It examines mainframe consultants, how they can be a good or bad choice, how to find the best consultants, and how to get the most ...
December 2010- The ability to formally define, effectively retain, and successfully archive email and other electronic business records is one of the most important jobs facing US and Canadian organizations. Learn how to quickly and cost-effectively preserve, protect, and produce legally compliant email and other electronically stored information (ESI) in anticipation of litigation and regulatory audits in this MessageLabs white paper
November 2009- This article discusses six vital steps to effective change management to help staff transition to an enterprise content management system successfully. Readiness and reasons for change, planning, the importance of providing a unified front, and how to manage resistance are discussed, as well as ways change affects employees and what to do to manage uncertainty.
November 2009- A Swiss surveying and geographic measurements product company outsourced design and test for an ASIC, reducing time to market by half and increasing fabrication house chip yield. Find out how.
November 2009- IT or the Engineering department can find ways to reduce not only operating costs, but also capital investment while maintaining and even improving service levels. Obtain and implement proven methodologies found in this whitepaper to transform your business.
October 2009- The future of enterprise networks is IP convergence where signal transmission for networking, A/V, and building management and security systems are merged over one common infrastructure using common protocols rather than deploying separate closed, proprietary solutions.
September 2009- Compliance with PCI DSS requires controls to protect cardholder data, both from external hackers and privileged insiders. This solution brief discusses how Database Activity Monitoring can help organizations meet the latest specification, and easily demonstrate compliance to auditors.
September 2009- Is there a gaping hole in your SARBOX strategy? Your most sensitive information is stored in your databases, and yet your DBA’s are likely able to access any of this data undetected to perform their jobs. This paper discusses alternatives for detecting and preventing unauthorized access.
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