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  • SEC to small companies on SOX: Not off the hook

    The SEC rejected proposals to exempt small public companies from the most onerous of SOX rules, promising instead better guidance and a short reprieve for the littlest guys. 

  • Email archiving benefits compliance and IT management

    Compliance regulations are driving increased spending on email archiving solutions. But enterprise CIOs should take more proactive measures to realize the additional business benefits of email management. 

  • Benefits of regulatory self-assessments

    Why should you pay for a nonbinding audit when you can prove steps of due care and due diligence on your own? Security expert Gary Miliefsky discusses the many benefits of regulatory self-assessments vs. external audits. 

  • Survey results highlight the importance of HIPAA compliance training

    The Vice President of Policy and Government Relations for the American Health Information Management Association speaks out on the importance of compliance training. 

  • Study: SOX-compliant firms see drop in costs in year 2

    According to a new report, companies following Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act will see a decline in compliance costs in their second year. However, experts say IT spending on SOX compliance in general will continue to grow. 

  • Going paperless offers perks, perils for CIOs

    There are many benefits -- in addition to saving trees -- to moving toward a paperless environment. In his monthly column, James Champy offers advice on how to achieve a fully paperless atmosphere and take advantage of the many efficiencies technolog... 

  • Lake Forest Hospital's Rx for HIPAA compliance

    In this case study, learn how merging networks helped one medical facility with HIPAA compliance requirements. 

  • Compliance costs too high, says SIA report

    According to a study released Monday by the Securities Industry Association (SIA), the cost of compliance has nearly doubled in the past three years. The good news: SIA says you don't have to be spending so much. 

  • Credit union takes top-down approach to compliance

    Regulatory compliance doesn't have to kill your IT staff. This credit union met regulations using a good framework, policies and procedures. 

  • One SMB follows Oracle down Sarbanes-Oxley path

    Symmetricom might be a pip-squeak by some standards, but it has to pay full freight on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. The surprise solution? A giant vendor.