Grc News & Analysis
| Thursday Dec 5, 2013
All the studies show an increasing pace of change in and around technology. It’s not just that we run the back-office with enterprise software, it is also invading the front office and the products and services offered by organizations around the world.
| Thursday Nov 21, 2013
HP Autonomy (HPA) has just announced Data Protector v8.1 will be available in January. While it comes with a bunch of new features, the real significance of this release will be the introduction of an entirely new way of looking at and implementing data recovery.
| Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
Accenture’s 2013 Global Risk Management Study starts with a great subtitle: “Risk management for an era of greater uncertainty.” I love this play on words: we live in uncertain times, and risk management is all about addressing the uncertainty between us and our objectives (as the esteemed Felix Kloman says, risk management helps us “pierce the fog of uncertainty”).
| Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
Last week we saw in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (EGRC) that the rise of social computing and the use of the enormous datasets that it throws up, means that big data and the ability to take meaning from big data is set to transform the market over the next 3 years. It also shows that there are a large number of vendors that are ready for the challenges that this poses.
| Thursday Oct 3, 2013
Now in its 9th year, the Garter MQ for Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms is one of the most dynamic there is. While enterprises always expected a wide range of capabilities across these platforms to monitor risk and business performance, the rise of social computing and the datasets that this throws up, means that big data is also entering the mix and is set to transform the market over the next 3 years.
| Tuesday Sep 24, 2013
One vendor touts its latest solution’s ability to afford organizations the freedoms and flexibility to keep the flow of archived emails going to, well, wherever they want without any stranglehold.
Another’s solution powers users to quickly back up Office 365 SharePoint and restore content while retaining version history and metadata.
| Tuesday Sep 3, 2013
When you look at many of the organizational disasters of recent years (such as the Deepwater Horizon explosion, fire and oil spill that embroiled BP, Halliburton and Transocean in billions of dollars in cost even before reputational damage and business disruption), people ask where top management and the board were.
| Wednesday Aug 28, 2013
As we predicted, the competition for increased storage in the cloud is on. We just didn’t know it would happen this fast.
| Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
Internal auditors love fraud: detecting it and investigating it. The majority of boards and top management expect internal auditors to dedicate a fair portion of their time to auditing for fraud and performing investigations as needed.
| Wednesday Aug 7, 2013
HP RM 8.0 Search View
Today’s release of HP Records Manager 8.0 pulls together three existing technologies in the HP-Autonomy portfolio. But the vision it is offering is much wider than simple technology integration. With HP RM 8.0, HP is offering a new product that makes records management more about information governance than records, and offers enterprises a way to manage entire information lifecycles.
| Tuesday Aug 6, 2013
Forget, for a minute, the politics around surveillance whistle blower Edward Snowden and consider instead why the NSA didn't know that he might one day cause trouble for them. "The data points might have been there,” says Amad Fida, CEO of Brinqa, a Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Platform, “but without context and correlation they might not have identified risk."
| Wednesday Jul 31, 2013
Every business has Information security concerns. To ease those concerns however, AvePoint has released its Compliance Guardian Service Pack 1 (SP1), offering upgraded data protection and security.
| Wednesday Jul 24, 2013
As chat apps overtake SMS text messaging as the mobile messaging method of choice, what dangers does this hold for information governance and security?
| Monday Jul 8, 2013
In today’s fast-paced business environment, companies are increasingly permitting their employees to use their own devices, such as smart phones and iPads, to perform business functions. Known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), this trend has revolutionized employee work habits.
| Wednesday Jul 3, 2013
Boards have generally identified experience and insight into risk management as areas where they need to improve. As risk management is integral to any organization’s success, helping it to identify and address risks to the achievement of its objectives, regulators and others expect boards to beef up their ability to provide effective oversight.