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IT Project Risk Assessment
Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems

risk avoidance  Project Risk Assessment IT Project Risk Assessment J. Dowling - August 22, 2002 Introduction   Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success. We automate problems This department slogan was posted on my office door (the inside) for several months while I and other managers in the department struggled to break out of a string of Read More
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Options for Data Encryption: Making the Right Choice for the Enterprise
In this new era of corporate governance, risk avoidance, and responsibility, organizations are more than ever held accountable if their data is not properly

risk avoidance  era of corporate governance, risk avoidance, and responsibility, organizations are more than ever held accountable if their data is not properly protected. As such, many are finding new ways to address security risks, by developing multiple layers of defense to reduce points of weakness. Deploying data encryption technology is a good place to start—but the key is making the right choice. Read More
The Challenges of Defining and Managing Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
A broader, more structured approach is needed to effectively manage governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC). Enterprises will then be better able to

risk avoidance  balance the costs of risk avoidance against new business opportunities. They should also be able to alert management when high-impact and high-probability risks exceed company-specific thresholds, and to prioritize corrective action using role-based dashboards and alerts. … To Ensure Compliance at the End of the Day Last but not least, compliance entails the actual, tactical actions to mitigate risk. In other words, compliance is the execution of these objectives based on established risk tolerance for Read More
Critical Business Functions: Misunderstood, Underutilized, and Undervalued Part One: Credit and A/R Management
The credit and collection function is the most misunderstood, underutilized, and undervalued area of business. When allied with the sales function, controlled A

risk avoidance  (via performance measurements) that risk avoidance is the goal, it's surprising that any customer gets approved for credit. Avoiding the Wrong Message A substantial investment is made in getting customers to the point where they want to buy. It's such a waste to then look for reasons to reject the sale and to alienate the customer to the point where they may reject you in the future. There are three key factors that must be considered during the credit approval process. They need to be considered not Read More
Resilient Supply Chains: The Next Frontier
Advances in leaner and faster supply chains have, in many cases, come at the price of increased brittleness. It is time to make supply chains more resilient

risk avoidance  Wiser use of limited risk management resources. Rapid response when things go wrong. Developing and monitoring early warning indicators and systems for disruptions of all sorts. Rapid response. Crisis avoidance or reduction. Market intelligence, forward-looking, predictive analytics Flexible, pre-emptive strategies. Proactive execution. Forecasting and Design Practices Range forecasts, consensus planning Better preparedness for upside and downside demand risks Design using common parts, SKU Read More
The CEO’s Guide to Succession Planning: Managing Risk & Ensuring Business Continuity
To effectively transform succession planning from a manual, paper-based process to one that is systematic and technology-enabled, CEOs must focus on laying a

risk avoidance  to Succession Planning: Managing Risk & Ensuring Business Continuity To effectively transform succession planning from a manual, paper-based process to one that is systematic and technology-enabled, CEOs must focus on laying a solid foundation supported by strong executive leadership. Read this CEO guide to get five key tips to jump-start your succession planning efforts to better manage risk and ensure business continuity and to know how a strong succession strategy can impact your company. Read More
Reduce IT Procurement Time And Risk
All one has to do to get with the best product at the best price is to identify every requirement, find a product that meets all of the criteria, negotiate the

risk avoidance  IT Procurement Time And Risk Reduce IT Procurement Time And Risk J. Dowling - March 12, 2001 Introduction   All one has to do to get the best product at the best price is to identify every requirement, find a product that meets all of the criteria, negotiate the best price and get it all done before the product becomes obsolete or the supplier goes out of business. Many successful and not so successful selections have been made. Learn from those efforts and remove time and risk from your next selection. Read More
One Vendor's Dedicated Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Unit
SAP's governance, risk management, and compliance roadmap is still in its beginning stages. Only time will prove the vendor's delivery of true, tangible

risk avoidance  Vendor's Dedicated Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Unit SAP , a leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor, has recognized the need for enterprise systems that will help companies meet the increasing number of challenges inherent with corporate compliance and other risks. Recently, the vendor has launched its latest product suite, which places compliance at its core. For more information, please see part one of this series How a Leading Vendor Embraces Governance, Risk Management, Read More
Managing Risk through Financial Processes: Embedding Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Initiatives to automate and streamline financial processes often focus more on reducing costs than adding value. Adding the kind of value you should have in

risk avoidance  Risk through Financial Processes: Embedding Governance, Risk, and Compliance Managing Risk through Financial Processes: Embedding Governance, Risk, and Compliance If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP Americas is a subsidiary of SAP AG, the world's largest business software company and the third-largest software supplier overall. SAP Americas' corporate headquarters is located in Newtown Square, PA, a suburb of Read More
From Burden to Benefit: Making the Most of Regulatory Risk Management
The paradoxical view that regulation is both a blessing and a curse continues to be widely held among senior executives. While they recognize the need for

risk avoidance  the Most of Regulatory Risk Management Stakeholders are demanding effective governance, including enterprise risk management, transparency, accountability, and optimized performance. At the same time, globally integrated markets are imposing increasing volumes of regulations. Successful companies address these challenges by proactively managing performance across the enterprise with risk-balanced strategy management, and risk-based controls embedded in business process areas ranging from financial to Read More
The Age of Compliance: Preparing for a Riskier and More Regulated World
The three themes of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) have been central to the management agenda for a decade. But whereas years ago it was the “C” in GRC

risk avoidance  efficient approach to managing risk and compliance. Read More
Chargeback Avoidance
For many suppliers, keeping up with their retail customers’ compliance guides is a challenge, driven by the fast pace of the retail supply chain and complex

risk avoidance  Avoidance For many suppliers, keeping up with their retail customers’ compliance guides is a challenge, driven by the fast pace of the retail supply chain and complex trading partner systems. But even when retailers and vendors work together, data errors can slow down the supply chain and trigger deductions for compliance errors. Discover a solution that can help you eliminate preventable chargebacks in your supply chain. Read More
Risk in Content Management Implementations: Examining Software Services
Every decision you make factors some kind of risk. When making the decision to implement a content management system (CMS), it’s important to be aware of all

risk avoidance  How high is your risk of data loss? What can you do to mitigate the risk of security breach? And which is riskier for your company, a hosted or an installed CMS? Learn more about these and other risks. Read More
Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk
As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is

risk avoidance  and Managing Supply Chain Risk Understanding And Managing Supply Chain Risk If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The current economic downturn, combined with an increasingly complex global business and regulatory environment, has left international businesses more vulnerable than ever to supply chain risk , and it is imperative that they find better ways to manage that risk. Source : SAP Resources Related to Understanding Read More
Eating Dessert First: Maximize Software Value and Minimize Project Risk
In order to achieve success, all business software projects have to surmount requirements risk, technical risk, and planning risk. Many software developers have

risk avoidance  Value and Minimize Project Risk In order to achieve success, all business software projects have to surmount requirements risk, technical risk, and planning risk. Many software developers have thus adopted an iterative delivery methodology, finishing first the essential features, and then those additional features which deliver the most value. Some fundamental insights will provide a better understanding of how to set up iterative delivery projects. Read More

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