The big event in the GRC space this week was the release of Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant for e-Discovery. Otherwise, RSA and SOA have integrated to provide cloud security, OpenLogic offers new collaboration capabilities for compliance, Iron Mountain shows that enterprises are still struggling to find files, while companies worried about GRC can learn it from ARC Logics.

E-Discovery Magic Quadrant

If you missed it earlier on, Gartner (news, site) has released its first Magic Quadrant for e-Discovery. You don’t need Gartner to tell you that the e-Discovery marketplace is volatile and overcrowded, with new vendors entering as others merge. But it did anyway. In this report, Gartner apprises us of the challenges, trends and prospects for the e-Discovery industry.

In sum, it says there are two key factors inspiring growth within e-Discovery: An increase in civil litigation, criminal prosecutions and regulatory oversight; and the need for associated communications to be preserved for discovery.

Combined, these two drivers lead Gartner to forecast a five-year compound annual growth rate of approximately 14%, which means the total should reach $1.5 billion in 2013. Interested in more?

RSA, SOA Announce Integration

RSA (news, site) and cloud service governance provider SOA Software (news, site) announced this week that they have integrated SOA’s Policy Manager and Service Manager products with RSA’s Access Manager 6.1.

The integration enables customers to use existing investments in RSA Access Manager to authenticate and authorize web and cloud services transactions.

As a result, users will be able to ensure consistent authentication and authorization policy enforcement across web-based and Web services applications and systems.

RSA Access Manager enables enterprises to centrally manage authentication and authorization policies for a large number of users, online web portals and application resources. This is designed to enable enterprises  to deploy applications faster, while at the same time providing user portal access with single sign-on (SSO) and preserving identity context for greater security.

OpenLogic Offers Compliance Collaboration

OpenLogic (news, site), which provides enterprise open source software support, scanning and governance software, has announced that its OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) now also enables collaboration on open source compliance across the enterprise and the software supply chain.

The new collaborative compliance solution provides ways to track activities and share information among developers, legal and business staff within the enterprise. In addition, enterprises will be able to collaborate with supply chain partners on compliance activities. New collaboration functionality includes:

  • Audit History, providing a history of each action in the compliance process
  • Audit Notes, so users can share real-time comments and notes to communicate issues and document decisions made during the compliance process
  • Collaborative Workflows, where enterprises can create custom approval workflows for approving internal uses of open source or approving incoming code from vendors

And there’s a lot more. OLEX delivers free access to information and downloads for over 330,000 open source software packages, including hundreds that have been certified by OpenLogic for use in the enterprise, and is available in a free edition as well as three editions for the enterprise and one edition for app stores.

Enterprises Still Struggling to Find Files

While Iron Mountain (news, site) has been in the news a lot recently after it decided to sell its digital archiving assets, it’s still in the storage game, identifying areas where its products may be of some use.

In a recently released survey in the UK, for example, it found that over half (58%) of British office workers have struggled to find important files or documents they thought they had saved on their work computer.

The study, which was conducted by YouGov on behalf of Iron Mountain, highlighted that over 60% of all company information is now being carried on PCs and laptops.

It also shows that 23% of office workers are unaware, or not very aware, of their organization’s data management policies, leaving the company vulnerable to data breaches and security infringements.

The YouGov research also showed that well-intentioned company policies on how to store and manage company information are not always getting through to the workforce, Richard Ellis, sales director, Iron Mountain Digital, said.

The research doesn’t really reveal anything that many enterprises are not aware of already, but it’s good to have the problem quantified."

Learning GRC with ARC Logics

ARC Logics has announced that it has enhanced the learning management tools within its Axentis Enterprise GRC software.

The move allows ARC Logics to provide organizations with a more comprehensive learning management system through Axentis that offers greater flexibility in creating, delivering and managing compliance education programs.

The aim is to increase accountability in helping employees and third parties learn, understand and ultimately comply with regulatory requirements.

The enhanced Axentis solution now offers organizations updated features and functionalities in three key learning management areas to achieve this:

  • Self-Service Training
  • Classroom Learning Management:
  • Program Management

Each Axentis component can operate independently or integrate seamlessly with existing applications.