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  • The Cost of Information Misgovernance, and What You Can Do about IT

    Information governance -- historically a bottom-up practice and now the responsibility of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) managers -- has been pushing its way into boardrooms around the world. Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, The Basel II accords and similar regulations have triggered this trend.

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  • SOX Costs More, Says Survey; SOX Costs Less, Say Companies

    The annual Foley & Lardner study on Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and its financial impact reveals that out-of-pocket compliance costs are continuing to climb. This is happening despite an overall decrease in compliance costs. How is this happening? The biggest culprits are rising legal fees and audit expenses.

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  • Google Addresses Compliance Concerns with Postini Acquisition

    This week Google announced the acquisition of Postini, a communications security and compliance company, for US$ 625 million. Google has made inroads into the enterprise and higher education markets with notable additions to their Google Apps offering. But Postini's capabilities are an entirely different value proposition, making the

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  • Bridgedoc Brings SaaS to EU Records Management

    Three isn't an especially big number. But when you've spent EU€ 3 million on an idea that's taken three years to develop, the suddenly takes on a formidable quality. Thus invested in time and money, Bridgedoc, formerly ScanData, just announced the global launch of its online paperless records management offering.

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  • Vignette + HP = ILM Perfection & GRC Pleasures?

    In response to the twin concerns of business process efficiency and business records compliance, HP is teaming up with Vignette to deliver what they are calling the most complete Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution available today.

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  • SMBs May Ease Into Looser SOX

    Come June, the SEC expects to pass some new guidance on how public companies -- particularly small ones -- can better prepare themselves for a SOX sting. In the meantime, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board plans to issue simpler standards for third-party audits of company coffers.Sarbanes-Oxley, which

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  • SOX Still has their Knickers in Nots

    Marched out as the universal solution to what's ailing American business, an issue perhaps too soily for the spin cycle, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) is now characterized by the skyrocketing costs hitting the businesses that work to comply with it. And in 2007 the debate over Sarbanes-Oxley only rages on.Alex J Pollock,

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  • Finding Gold in New E-Discovery Provisions

    After five years in review, the Supreme Court amended a series of federal rules surrounding civil litigation. Included among these are an elaboration of existing rules regarding electronic discovery. Discovery is the process by which both sides of a litigation provide supporting evidence in a trial. The changes have gone

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  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance & Microsoft

    Microsoft is enabling those working to achive compliance. As noted in a previous article, they recently announced the Microsoft Office Solution Accelerator for Sarbanes-Oxley. As a quick overview, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002) dramatically changes corporate governance and reporting obligations of publicly traded companies. It significantly increases personal accountability for organizations' officers,

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  • Microsoft Releases Office Solution Accelerator for Sarbanes-Oxley

    Microsoft, Industry Partners Deliver Tools to Help Simplify Corporate Financial Compliance Starting today, companies seeking to comply with new federal financial reporting regulations have a powerful new tool at their disposal: software and technology-architecture guidance from Microsoft Corp. that will help partners readily build custom solutions to compliance challenges.Microsoft announced the

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