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  • IM, blogs next target for litigation

    In litigation, email is still the No. 1 target of subpoenas for electronic records. But IMs and blogs are easily targeted, too, and need attention. 

  • E-discovery rules double-edged sword for CIOs

    The new federal e-discovery rules show a growing appreciation for the vastness and value of electronically stored data. But don't expect them to make your job easier. 

  • Greenspan says to dump Sarbanes-Oxley

    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is doing more harm than good and must be overhauled, Alan Greenspan told a technology audience in Boston. 

  • Regulation redundancy: Money down the drain

    A majority of organizations are still taking a costly manual approach to compliance and possibly putting themselves at risk. 

  • Compliance software: Build a technology toolbox

    There's really no one technology answer for regulatory compliance. Companies need a variety of tools to effectively meet the requirements of regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley. 

  • Compliance and BI: Same mission, different approaches

    Both BI and compliance initiatives are used to help manage a company's assets. But they offer completely different approaches to the same goal. In this month's column, BI expert Wayne Eckerson discusses the differences and similarities between BI and... 

  • CIOs wary over data security bill

    Experts say any attempt by Congress to pass a data security bill would be a disaster. But a standard for the disclosure of data breaches is sorely needed. 

  • ITIL: A data warehouse for enterprise IT resources

    Too many companies today don't have an accurate count of their assets, and therefore are underutilizing systems and being unproductive. A CMDB framework, used in support with an ITIL project, can provide databases and analysis tools to help IT organi... 

  • Passing the blame on regulatory compliance

    Miscommunications often cause rifts between security pros and auditors, but an analyst at this year's Burton Group Catalyst Conference said it doesn't have to be that way. 

  • Cut Sarbanes-Oxley costs by limiting what you test

    Technology that could help public companies reduce their compliance activities is being embedded in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance software. But experts say CIOs need their external auditors on board for it to work.