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  • New regulations spur IT spending, headaches

    A number of new laws may promote good business practices and fuel spending. But a few IT pros find them aggravating and, sometimes, downright unnecessary. 

  • Reading between the HIPAA guidelines

    Through extensive documentation and multiple deadlines, HIPAA legislation spells out exactly 'what' needs to be accomplished to achieve compliance; but they fail to spell out 'how'. Find out more about the 'hows' of staying HIPAA compliant when send... 

  • A holistic approach to compliance

    What is the best way to tackle multiple compliance issues? One expert suggests a holistic approach. Tackling compliance one piece at a time will set you up for failure, but looking at the big compliance picture can save you time, money and headaches... 

  • Wachovia compliance chief 'joined at hip' with CIO

    The title of chief compliance officer (CCO) is a relatively new one at Wachovia Corp., the Charlotte, N.C.-based banking giant and the fifth-largest bank holding company in the United States based on assets ($389 billion). But in this day and age, it... 

  • Seven steps to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

    Sarbanes Oxley compliance is giving many a CIO a headache. Seven steps -- and maybe a couple of Tylenol gelcaps -- may help ease the pain. 

  • Regulatory compliance deadlines aren't spurring purchases, report says

    Vendors using the threat of compliance deadlines to sell products are wasting their time. A new report says chief execs aren't driven by fear and are not buying into the hype. 

  • IBM pushes compliance offerings as deadlines loom

    Analysts say IBM is playing off the regulatory compliance fears of firms and believe this offering is likely to be met gleefully by CEOs with open wallets. 

  • Security and Sarbanes-Oxley

    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was passed to restore public confidence in corporate governance. Quietly, however, the law may open channels of communication between CSOs and upper-level management concerned with the level of security controls in place. 

  • Letter of the law -- more firms hawking compliance tools

    The market for policy compliance software, though not yet mature, is definitely not sleepy. More and more software makers are offering products they say will keep your firm in Uncle Sam's good graces. 

  • Case study: Fed auditors visit CTO

    A CTO hosted several Federal Reserve Bank auditors for an annual inspection. Here's how it went and what you can expect when Uncle Sam drops in for a visit.