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MPS in European and US Enterprises
The printing environment is now an integral part of the IT infrastructure. Organizations that use managed print services (MPSs) are seeing reduced cost and

audit programmes  tender process to compare audit findings and recommendations. 20% of respondents used an independent third party consultant for the assessment process. Such consultants offer an independent assessment of an enterprise print environment that is not tied to an MPS deal, but serves more as a pre-sales assessment service. MPS assessments can vary in scope and there may be inconsistency between the types of assessment offered by different vendors. Buyers should certainly consider all options carefully and

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Compliance Exposures in ERP Systems Part 1


This paper examines key issues for CFOs and CEOs in managing ERP systems in the new world of SOX, IFRS, Basle II. While most IT management attention seems to be on document retention, reporting quality, and security, there are broader issues to be considered toward ensuring good governance and compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, IFRS and Basle II.

audit programmes  poorly documented and lack audit approval. Cross-functional processes are rarely understood and monitored because IT organisations and skills are commonly focused on vertical applications e.g. manufacturing, finance, sales. This is a key compliance issue. As soon as an enterprise introduces custom code either in place of or in addition to vendor code, there is an internal control risk at the point of interface. Documentation is an issue. The vendor documentation should be reliable; the custom code itself Read More

Co-sourcing Helps Companies to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiencies


In the ever-changing economy, organizations looking to cut costs and drive innovation are turning to co-sourcing as a cost-effective and less risky alternative to outsourcing or offshoring. This white paper explores the primary business benefits of the co-sourcing model and provides key information for evaluation.

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Sure, anyone observing the enterprise applications market and still naysaying the bright future of the software as a service (SaaS) on-demand deployment model and closely-related Web 2.0 technologies, is in serious denial or similarly delusional. He/she would sound similar to those lost souls that deny even a remote possibility of a global warming and climate changes, but, oops, this is not a

audit programmes  (SAS 70) Type II audit by Ernst & Young . Centive is now the first and only on-demand SPM vendor to be recognized as a SAS-70 Type II service provider. The SAS 70 Type II report is internationally recognized as the authoritative benchmark of the AICPA against which service providers report control activities and processes to customers and their auditors. The Type II form of SAS 70 examination is the most stringent form; it not only includes the service organization's description of controls related to Read More

Bootcamp for the Pros; Why Ernst & Young Will Lead Security Auditing Standards


Original News & Educational Review Course Summary Ernst & Young, has put together the quintessential course for security engineers looking to improve their ability to protect their organization's website, systems, and network. Dubbed eXtreme Hacking, and carrying a price tag of $5,000 a slot, this course is for anyone but hacks. With an impressive course book that fills a two-inch thick binder, leading Ernst & Young security engineers take you step-by-step through all the ways that bad guys try to subvert your mission critical servers and network configurations. Using dual-bootable NT-Linux laptops, and an accompanying network setup for practicing subversive attacks and exploits, attendees will leave the course with an entire new bag of tools and tricks that help them understand how bad guys identify target IP addresses, collect information about the systems they plan on compromising, and exploit weaknesses without being noticed. The idea is to learn how to figure out what the weaknesses are in your organization's network before the bad guys do.

audit programmes  course on how to audit the security of an information technology network by not only learning what tools to use, but taking into consideration hacking strategies, and how hackers think. Company Background Ernst & Young LLP, best-known for its traditional tax and audit services, has with extreme Hacking, taken auditing to a new level. Figure 1: Ernst & Young Corporate Information Headquarters 787 7th Avenue New York, NY 10019 Trading None. Privately held. Ranked #10 in Forbes Magazine Private 500 1995 Read More

Will Your HACCP Foundation Crumble?


Complying with current good manufacturing processes (GMPs) is no easy task for food manufacturers. Companies that don t have a solid foundation to help with quality control procedures, audit trails, and product traceability and recall are at an even greater disadvantage. Find out how an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can help with food safety compliance—so it's your cookie that crumbles, not your foundation.

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Congress Acknowledges Outdated Banking Laws


Following a previous TEC News Analysis on the security of financial transactions, Congress and the White House have agreed to put into place new legislation for monitoring banking, including on-line banking. New banking laws that are more current than today's Depression Era banking laws need to be crafted to protect consumers, as well as the health of today's financial community. Today's financial institutions risk a host of internet attacks since today's hackers are more knowledgeable about information security than law makers.

audit programmes  The FDIC's information security audit should be standardized, and presented to various private sector security forums for review. User Recommendations Take precautions when doing internet banking or any financial transactions over the internet. Ask your bank to see a copy of its Information Security Policy. If they won't let you see it, there is high probability that they don't have an Information Security Policy. If they don't have an Information Security Policy, you can bet that information security, Read More

Managing Transaction Tax Audit Risk: How to Protect Precious Cash Flow by Proactively Addressing Audits


Even in the best economic times, businesses must be vigilant against unnecessary costs and risks. But not just businesses need to be vigilant—states and other tax authorities are feeling the same economic pinch, and are ready to seek out non-compliers with tax reporting. Get tips on how to survive sales and use tax audits, starting with understanding your exposure to audits and how to avoid them right from the start.

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The Whys and Hows of a Security Vulnerability Assessment


TEC outlines the reasons for having a Security Vulnerability Assessment done, how a security vulnerability assessment is performed, what can be gained by enlisting the Security Vulnerability Assessment process, and what you should expect to see in a Security Vulnerability Assessment report. After all, the most important reason for having a Security Vulnerability Assessment performed is to enable corrective action. How can you know what to secure if you don't know what is insecure?

audit programmes  has an outside consultancy audit the report for objectivity, due diligence, final inspection, and legal ramifications. Similarly, a Security Vulnerability Assessment process needs to be undertaken with your information infrastructure, website, and e-commerce systems. Whoever is performing the Security Vulnerability Assessment should use a reputable security-industry scanning product such as Cybercop, or Internet Security Scanner. If an outside consultancy is performing a Security Vulnerability Assessment Read More

5 Building Block Scenarios for Understanding the Challenge of GS1 Barcode Label Printing in Your Global Supply Chain


Beyond the operational efficiencies and cost savings of an improved product audit trail, standardized GS1 barcode labels contribute to greater supply chain security by protecting against the entry of counterfeit products into a legitimate supply chain. There are many complications to having fully conforming GS1 barcode labels, however. Find out how to address these issues with five strategies for the global supply chain.

audit programmes  of an improved product audit trail, standardized GS1 barcode labels contribute to greater supply chain security by protecting against the entry of counterfeit products into a legitimate supply chain. There are many complications to having fully conforming GS1 barcode labels, however. Find out how to address these issues with five strategies for the global supply chain. Read More

Compliance: Is Remote Office Data Your Achilles Heel?


Would spending millions of dollars and countless hours securing your data center be enough for it to pass a compliance audit? While many businesses work hard at securing their data centers, they often forget to secure remote office data. With the consequences of non-compliance ranging from financial penalties to job loss and worse, it could mean the end of your business. Don’t let compliance become your Achilles heel.

audit programmes  to pass a compliance audit? While many businesses work hard at securing their data centers, they often forget to secure remote office data. With the consequences of non-compliance ranging from financial penalties to job loss and worse, it could mean the end of your business. Don’t let compliance become your Achilles heel. Read More

What Small Businesses Need to Know in Today’s Regulatory Environment


Today, entrepreneurs running small-to-medium sized businesses face daunting tasks that just a few years ago were not existent. The complexities of the business world have created new risks, a myriad of regulations, and complex reporting requirements that can overwhelm any organization. Owners and managers of all enterprises, even smaller private businesses, need to be cognizant of both the spirit and the letter of the law. How does a smaller organization, with limited resources, cope with all of this? How do they stay abreast of the additional changes that are on the way? In this guide, Pete Russo of the Entrepreneurial Management Institute at the Boston University School of Management outlines the pitfalls and steps, but also looks at effective solutions for private companies.

audit programmes  independence and create independent audit and compensation committees, if they haven't already done so. Perhaps the best reason of all for a private company of any size to be interested in Sarbanes-Oxley is that SOX has significantly raised the bar or corporate governance and internal control. Any company that strives for excellence by benchmarking should view SOX as a unique opportunity to earn from public companies who are defining best practices to mitigate risk, improve processes, and raise Read More

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audit programmes  provide data transparency and audit ability achieve greater regulatory compliance In the Forrester survey report Data Quality Trends and Adoptions , learn how companies in the US and UK are approaching DQ best practices and technologies. And how they are leveraging DQ beyond its traditional boundaries into operational and competitive advantages. Learn all the ways DQ can make your organization stronger and more efficient. Download your PDF copy of Data Quality Trends and Adoptions today.   For Read More

Segregation of Duties and Its Role in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Issues


The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requires publicly traded firms to demonstrate that their accounting and reporting practices are in compliance with regulatory standards. Section 404 of SOX addresses the concept and practice of segregation of duties—a key aspect of this legislation, and the focus of this article.

audit programmes  tighten and streamline their audit and control practices on an ongoing basis. Traditional Audit and Compliance Standards Prior to SOX Pre-SOX standards were designed to ensure a modicum of corporate governance by focusing on the areas outlined by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) and on an IT system process framework. This framework was provided by the Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) IT process standard, which was developed in 1992 by the Information Read More

SysTrust Certified Backup


SysTrust is an assurance service developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). SysTrust Certification is critical for any CPA, bank, lender, or financial institution subject to a data security system audit. Failure to meet industry standards can result in fines of up to $1,000 (USD) per infraction. Learn how you can protect yourself.

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