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RELEVANT FEATURES
06/30/2008 Monday Was the PCI 6.6 Deadline: Are You Compliant?  
June 30th marked a new PCI DSS compliance deadline for companies that handle customers' most sensitive information. Did you let this important deadline slip by?
06/20/2006 The Joy of SOX  
Why Sarbanes-Oxley and SOA may be the best thing that ever happened to you.
01/29/2006 SOX Compliance for SMBs  
Is it the IT equivalent of an apocalypse?
12/18/2005 How Innovation Can Save You from Overdosing on Sarbanes-Oxley  
Building preventive controls and rules directly into financial applications.
11/13/2005 Using Business Intelligence to Optimize SOX Compliance Gold Club Protected
RFG says enterprises are turning to BI solutions to facilitate compliance with regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
10/02/2005 SOX Compliance Partnering Gold Club Protected
AMR Research's take on the hot Sarbanes-Oxley compliance market.
07/31/2005 Compliance Software Sector Heats Up Gold Club Protected
Compliance comes in many flavors, and software products that address specific business requirements within the compliance arena are as varied as well.
07/17/2005 Sarbanes-Oxley: A Business Blessing in Disguise  
Compliance is a great business yardstick to employ in uncovering and improving upon your Enterprise Resource Planning.
05/08/2005 Can Compliance Create ROI?  
Understanding the difference between a tactical compliance solution and a strategic business process solution may contribute significantly to a company’s long-term success.
04/17/2005 Sarbanes-Oxley: Setting a Better Organization in Motion  
By embracing rather than merely complying with Sarbox, organizations of all sizes will reap rewards that extend far beyond meeting the conditions required by the law, says Sean Chou of Fieldglass.
01/24/2005 Software IP Indemnification—Do You Need a Plan?  
ebizQ analyst Dave Kelly must have been a Boy Scout, because his motto is to always be prepared, especially when in comes to reducing risks associated with the intellectual property on the software your company is using.
01/10/2005 Your Software Intellectual Property Rights Gold Club Protected
How and when should organizations worry about intellectual property rights and their software? More specifically, when should companies worry about (if ever!) the risk of legal action against them based on claims of IP infringement? ebizQ analyst Dave Kelly shares his view.
11/28/2004 Building Software for Sarbanes-Oxley Gold Club Protected
What kind of value can IT companies add in this new world of compliance development? In this third in a special ebizQ series with our association partner, the Integration Consortium, author Rob Smith provides five suggestions for what you should include and what you need to think about when building tools for compliance.
11/22/2004 There's No 'I' in SOX Team  
Is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act a rigged game in which you play against the regulators, and will your failure in the game result in very personal repercussions? In this second in a special ebizQ series with our association partner, the Integration Consortium, Rob Smith, chair of the association's Industry Solutions/SOX committee, answers this questions and many others, focusing on the importance of IT involvement in SOX compliance.
11/15/2004 Seven Things You Need to Know About SOX IT Controls Gold Club Protected
Groups that have been performing the internal compliance work in organizations adhering to the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 have quickly realized that failures in the underlying processes within organizations provide the biggest risks for corporate catastrophe. In this first of a special ebizQ series with our association partner, the Integration Consortium, Rob Smith, chair of the association's Industry Solutions/SOX committee, addresses seven of the most important things you need to know about IT Controls and SOX.
08/30/2004 Does Your Company Know What It Knows? Gold Club Protected
Having complete, reliable, real-time information from and on all areas of the enterprise and its partners, adding up to the “big picture,” is critical for businesses. But they’re still not there, according to ebizQ columnist Dr. Chris Harding, of The Open Group. He says the obstacles are formidable but being tackled, in the hope of reaching information Nirvana, what The Open Group dubs “Boundaryless Information Flow”:
08/23/2004 Choosing A Document Management Solution For A Compliant Environment Gold Club Protected
Before your organization can comply with the myriad of new and approaching laws and government regulations, it needs to select a document management system that enables, rather than hinders compliance. And Laserfiche�s Jeffrey Green is at the ready, to help you separate the compliance-supporting software wheat from the chaff:
08/16/2004 SOA Meets Compliance: Compliance Oriented Architectures  
Compliance requirements are increasingly driving business agendas, to the point of dominating many information technology budgets. Leveraging IT to enhance business processes with transactional transparency is a necessary response to corporate governance needs. Building the �real-time enterprise� is fast becoming the preferred method for reducing fraud and, in more and more cases, a mandated one. In this report, research and advisory services firm RedMonk delves into the implications for enterprises of the current compliance landscape, as it relates to the hot SOA trend:
07/19/2004 Compliance Challenges Put Integration Heat On Bank CIOs  
Basel II and Sarbanes-Oxley are just two of the stressors prompting them to seek increasingly agile and cost-effective integration platforms. How are they coping, and how might their approaches apply to other sectors? PolarLake CEO Ronan Bradley and Nigel Thomas of Lynton Research fill us in:
05/10/2004 Will Your Next Appointment Be A CPO? Gold Club Protected
As businesses become more process-oriented, and managing those processes becomes more critical, the need is arising for a new C-level executive, the Chief Process Officer. Here, Chris Phillips of Staffware argues that creating such a role makes compelling business sense.
04/19/2004 The Future Of BPM  
It�s quite rosy, to hear Rod Perry of venture capital firm 3i tell it. Perry makes the case that compliance is just the latest example of a business need pushing adoption of BPM systems. He contends that BPM�s place in the business/IT mix in general will stand it in good stead, and says BPM�s compatibility with legacy software will also help BPM�s standing in the enterprise:
03/15/2004 SOX Fits As Part Of Larger Compliance Efforts Gold Club Protected
For all the buzz around Sarbanes-Oxley, a recent Aberdeen Group survey found business managers more concerned about the bigger compliance picture. And Aberdeen has specific recommendations about making SOX a component of overall enterprise cost compliance initiatives:
02/23/2004 Integration Architectures: Foundations For Growth  
To invest, or not to invest? In an integration architecture, that is. That's not even a question, assert ebizQ's Beth Gold-Bernstein and Candle's Peter Rhys Jenkins in a recent ebizQ webinar. The resounding answer? Yes! They also offer a look at ebizQ's Business Integration Roadmap:
01/26/2004 Global Trade Compliance: Complicating the Supply Chain Gold Club Protected
Complying with the multiplying rules and regulations involved in global trade can be perplexing on its best days. And RFG�s Sara Braunstein cautions that there�s no quick-fix: None of the solutions from ERP, supply chain management, and niche vendors do it all in the realm of trade logistics:
09/29/2003 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Calls for BPM Gold Club Protected
And that, explains AMR Research’s Eric Austvold, isn’t just for known regulations related to “passive” process documentation, but for future “active compliance,” as AMR calls it. Austvold also suggests three ready sources of BPM software:
09/22/2003 Get A Grip, With Enterprise Nervous Systems  
What’s an Integration Competency Center, what’s it got to do with an “enterprise nervous system,” how can it help your organization’s integration efforts, and what benefits would result? Gartner’s Roy Schulte gave valuable insight on that and more in a recent ebizQ webinar, summarized here:
09/22/2003 CPOs and Black Belts: Process Improvement Missing Links?  
AMR Research’s Eric Austvold would likely answer, “Yes.” In a recent ebizQ webinar, outlined here, Austvold explained why he thinks Chief Process Officers and “black belts” are among the emerging trends companies can get in on to extend their ERP systems and become process-oriented and agile:
09/16/2003 Defining Business Integration Requirements  
You can’t get the answer right if you’re not clear on the question. ebizQ’s Beth Gold-Bernstein and integration guru Bill Ruh are writing a book on integration best practices, and early on they examine the prime movers for integration projects, how to define business requirements, and how to measure success.
09/15/2003 Ten Critical Steps Toward a Real-Time Enterprise  
The benefits of becoming a real-time enterprise are many, and are becoming more and more apparent and widely acknowledged. In a recent ebizQ webinar, our own Beth Gold-Bernstein and CommerceQuest President and COO Lee White discussed a bunch of them:
09/08/2003 Integrated CRM Analytics: An Emerging Compliance Tool Gold Club Protected
In a new report highlighted here, analysis firm the451 finds four vendor segments competing to dominate the CRM analytics market. And the451 says the stakes could also be high for their customers, who may need reliable, integrated CRM analytics to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and similar laws:
09/01/2003 BPM: Way More Than Just Compliance Benefits  
Using BPM to stay in line with Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and other statutes can not only keep you on the right side of the law, it can give a significant boost to your bottom line. Viewers of a recent ebizQ webinar got the lowdown:
08/04/2003 Going Overboard On Sarbanes-Oxley? Gold Club Protected
The Robert Frances Group says vendor hype surrounding Sarbanes-Oxley is “almost deafening.” Yet, an RFG survey finds IT execs “hear more noise than see products” that truly help with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Indeed, RFG asserts that existing technologies can probably do most of the compliance trick, provided an enterprise is truly “elastic”:
07/07/2003 Sarbanes-Oxley: Transform as You Conform, With BPMS  
Publicly traded companies are dishing out significant dollars to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s strict reporting requirements. But complying with the new law could reap benefits for companies far beyond the Sarbanes-Oxley arena, as this ebizQ webinar summary illustrates:
05/20/2003 Real-Time Or Hard Time: Using BPM To Reduce Enterprise Risk  
BPM and other solutions developed to address Sarbanes-Oxley compliance can have unexpected rewards, such as helping a company’s bottom line. Former SEC attorney Michael Cronin and CommerceQuest CEO Ulysses Knotts discuss the regulation and its byproducts in a recent ebizQ webinar, summarized here:
 

RELEVANT WEBINARS
07/15/2008 Changing Tires on a Moving Car
Case studies and solutions for governing the continuous evolution of complex SOA systems
Gold Club Protected
As organizations increasingly turn to SOA, they face inevitable complexities and new challenges for governance. Join this Webinar to hear healthcare and SOA industry leaders discuss innovative ways to integrate governance, ensure compliance, streamline business system deployment and improve business outcomes.
11/16/2005 Compliance Gold Club Protected
Learn the tools and techniques that can turn your compliance solution into a business success story.
10/20/2004 Examples of Compliance and Industry Solutions Gold Club Protected
Learn how your compliance or industry solution can help your enterprise's overall integration architecture, and vice versa, and best practices for getting the most out of your implementations.
05/29/2003 Reaping Rewards Through Compliance Gold Club Protected
Compliance usually implies cost to an organization. It has no choice but to invest in changing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with such federal mandates as HIPAA or Sarbanes-Oxley. However, by implementing a BPM solution to achieve compliance, companies can actually achieve ROI and gain competitive advantage. Tune into this webinar to find out how you can realize ROI through your compliance solutions.
04/29/2003 Using BPM To Limit Exposure Under Sarbanes-Oxley Gold Club Protected
This webinar will teach you how Supervisory Control Applications implemented through a Business Process Management platform can help reduce your exposure under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
03/27/2003 Using BPM to Reduce Enterprise Risk Gold Club Protected
Recent legislative requirements laid out by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act mean that CFOs, CEOs, and Boards will come under significant pressure, including the threat of fines and criminal penalties to certify the accuracy of their financial reporting, regulatory compliance, and operational processes. This webinar explains how BPM technologies can help you reduce your exposure to these new regulations.
 

RELEVANT WHITE PAPERS
02/09/2004 Content Management Best Practices in Insurance Gold Club Protected
A "secret to success" for enterprises in general, and insurance companies in particular, is "managing all of the information (that comes in the door) and optimizing complex processes that often cross departments and system platforms to enable ... employees to make better decisions faster," according to Enterprise Content Management software provider FileNet. In this white paper, FileNet serves up content management best practices, and explains how its ECM offering gets that job done for the heavily paper-laden insurance industry.
11/06/2003 Contract Management: Control Value and Minimize Risks Gold Club Protected
Business contracts play a pivotal role in how your business is conducted and in the results it achieves. You cannot claim to be in control of your business if you are not in control of the contracts it depends on. Contrat Management should therefore be a priority.
 

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