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  • Instant messaging and compliance issues: What you need to know

    Instant messaging is breaking into almost every corporation in same shape or form. This can lead to serious issues for companies subject to federal compliance. 

  • Meta: Outsourcing laws still a long way off

    Offshore outsourcing is a moving target for both state and federal lawmakers. So far, none of the bills have become laws, and right now CIOs shouldn't dwell on the legal rhetoric. There are plenty of other offshore risks to worry about. 

  • 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. 

  • 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... 

  • GLB Act: Protecting customers and challenging CIOs

    While the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act helps protect customer information, compliance is proving to be a challenge for some CIOs, especially those who work for smaller firms. 

  • The FAQs about SB-1386

    This guide will help you learn the basics of SB-1386 and what you should do to be in compliance. 

  • 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... 

  • 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. 

  • The next wave in IT won't come from technology

    Thanks to the aftershocks of the Enron earthquake, your job could fall through the cracks. The corporate accountability required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act will highlight waste and poor management of IT infrastructure. 

  • New forum addresses corporate accountability

    If you're an exec, you're probably more accountable for more things than you ever have been. A new, nonprofit organization aims to help you meet these new responsibilities head-on.