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Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 2: Applying Controls and Audit Emphasis
Whether audit expertise is provided by an internal staff or an independent, outside agency, calling in an audit specialist is as normal as calling in a kicking

internal auditor  is provided by an internal staff or an independent, outside agency, calling in an audit specialist is as normal as calling in a kicking specialist in a penalty or field goal situation in football. Particularly when you consider the majority of an enterprise software implementation is all about testing, the presence of an auditor as a functioning member of the project team makes perfect and logical sense. About the Author Joseph J. Strub has extensive experience as a manager and senior consultant in Read More

PPM for Internal Departments
A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM...
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Now Andersen, Tomorrow Accenture, They’ve got a lot of Selling to do
In compliance with the August arbitrator’s report on the conflict between Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting, the consulting firm has announced its new

internal auditor  have been separated by internal disputes and family feuding since the protocols were signed in 1989, a division that was sharpened to the point of divorce several years ago. The name change is intended to give AC a genuine new look and feel in the marketplace, and show what (it wants you to believe) it truly is. According to Andersen's publicity, Our brand consists of many elements including our marketplace positioning, signature, imagery, typography, knowledge capital, intellectual property and mostly Read More
Congress Acknowledges Outdated Banking Laws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

internal auditor  a bank manages its internal information technology systems, including the security of them. Currently, the FDIC does not have any procedures on how to assign URSIT ratings, and URSIT ratings are only made available to the banks board of directors. Market Impact The October 22nd announcement is a clear admission that today's banking laws do little to take internet banking, and internet banking security into consideration. When Stephen White, an information review examiner for the FDIC was asked, Due to Read More
Heads Roll at Consulting Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation
Recent findings by the SEC prompted global management consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to dismiss a number of its consultants, including five partners

internal auditor  1999, who supervised an internal review by PwC. PwC agreed to conduct the review after it was censured by the SEC in January 1999 for similar violations. According to the 122-page report, PwC partners were the primary offenders of the independence rules, though other employees also contributed to the problem. PwC acknowledged the SEC findings reveal widespread independence non-compliance that reflected serious structural and cultural problems in the firm. Market Impact The findings of its ongoing PwC Read More
Local Cloud ERP for Balkan Mining Operations
Local enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors are often disadvantaged (sometimes fatally) when large ERP vendors enter their turfs with all their marketing

internal auditor  want to maintain an internal IT staff but needed to handle distributed operations over three countries. Apollo G4 reportedly offers complete functionality—not even common add-ons such as Microsoft Excel reports and business intelligence (BI) are needed.   Tekomining needs a multitenant cloud solution that will enable automatic financial consolidation from its three divisions in three Balkan countries (with different financial regulatory systems) in addition to Austrian reporting standards (given that Read More
MCI WorldCom and Critical Path Power into Outsourced Messaging
MCI WorldCom and Critical Path plan to offer the following services: Web mail service, starting at $2 per user, per month, POP3 mail service starting at $3.50

internal auditor  the increasing costs of internal support and associated technical headaches. As most now know, the Information Technology department, for the majority of organizations has turned into a revolving door, making employee retention close to impossible. Messaging professionals are not inexpensive; claiming salaries into the 100s of thousands of dollars. Couple this with the usual upfront headhunter's fee of 15-20% and Internal support for many organizations becomes out of reach. The ASP market is in its Read More
Project Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations
There are two types of project portfolio management (PPM) solutions for professional services organizations (PSO). For smaller PSOs, best-of-breed vendors

internal auditor  servicing PSOs Vendors servicing internal information technology (IT) departments This article will examine PPM for PSOs and the vendors that service this market segment. The Operations Side of PPM The PPM industry's mixed messages are due in large part to the idiosyncrasies that separate PSOs from internal IT departments. Although most PPM vendors offer functionality for both types of organizations, most PPM solutions do not address both sets of needs in their entirety. Consequently, a number of vendors Read More
Competitive Differentiation Through Innovation in Business Intelligence
In many organizations, the gap is widening between the data that is available to business professionals—both from internal and external sources—and their

internal auditor  to business professionals—both from internal and external sources—and their ability to transform that raw data into information and use and analyze it to support business decisions. In this paper, you will learn what separates the leading companies from the rest when it comes to exploiting innovative technologies in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, and what steps you can take to either stay a leader or join their ranks. Read More
Important Sarbanes-Oxley Act Mandates and What They Mean for Supply Chain Management
Two sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) have major implications for supply chain management. Yet enterprises can meet the challenges created by SOX more

internal auditor  failure to adhere to internal controls with regards to commitment of company funds and in accordance with company policies and procedures. All this accentuates the importance of instituting the so-called segregation-of-duties (SOD) for possible conflict-of-interest practices in the procure-to-pay processes, which include receiving, order placement, invoice processing, and establishing vendor (supplier) master data and setups. Section 404 is all about ensuring that companies have adequate approval Read More
Tempest Creates a Secure Teapot
Tempest Software has announced the release of TMS (Tempest Messenger System) version 3.1.1. The product allows suppliers and customers to query corporate

internal auditor  prevents access to the internal corporate network completely. Using TSWEG, the Web server(s) can be placed behind a firewall that allows no incoming connections whatsoever, securing all database connections, passwords, HTML and scripts. At the same time TSWEG allows developers and administrators to distribute incoming traffic across multiple copies of the Web server, which can run on different machines as needed. This leads to the question If the firewall allows no incoming traffic from the TMS server Read More
Joining the Sarbanes-Oxley Bandwagon; Meeting the Needs of Small and Medium Businesses
To meet tough government compliance, more vendors are offering compliance solutions. CODA's collaborative task modeling tool takes an enterprise's best

internal auditor  404 (Management Assessment of Internal Controls) requires management to assess, on a yearly basis, the effectiveness of its own internal controls and procedures for financial reporting. Section 409 (Real Time Disclosure) requires companies to disclose material changes in their financial condition or operations on a rapid and current basis. These two sections have prompted many predictions regarding how much must be spent on information technology (IT) in order to meet compliance needs (albeit, this may Read More
Supply Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks
Optimizing supply chain management processes to work more closely with trading partners, requires enterprises to act together as interdependent supply networks.

internal auditor  dramatically. Enterprises will blend internal production and supply chain processes with those of their external trading partners. Supply chain champions and channel masters like Walmart will drive partners toward a common set of business processes. We are also witnessing the rising adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) as a supply chain tool and technology in virtually every industry. Over time, participating organizations will focus more on fulfilling the requirements of the customer Read More
How to Start and Finish a No-fail Project, Part 1: Fighting Internal Resistance
According to a major IT research firm, less than 20 percent of IT projects are completed on time and on budget. Project management (PM) experts agree that

internal auditor  Project, Part 1: Fighting Internal Resistance According to a major IT research firm, less than 20 percent of IT projects are completed on time and on budget. Project management (PM) experts agree that internal resistance is one of the factors that can ruin a project. What does it take to get your people to say “yea” instead of “nay”? Find out other common causes of project failure, and how to encourage your team members to embrace change and communicate better. Read More
The 2007 Application Security Trends Report
The Internet continues to be a powerful force for driving business activity, and is increasingly being used by organizations to manage internal corporate data

internal auditor  by organizations to manage internal corporate data and operational activities. Indeed, the online presence of a business or organization depends on the use of Web applications to store, transmit, and manage confidential information. So do you know where your top Web application vulnerabilities are? Read More

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