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Records Management Becoming More Important Due to Compliance Regulations
Electronic media and corporate governance have complicated records management for enterprises. Properly defining information as corporate records and using a

sec regulations  meets legal compliance. The second part involves technical documentation describing what procedures personnel should follow to ensure compliance. Organizations implementing this standard must be aware that ISO is only one approach. They must also take local and national compliance and regulations into consideration, which have been put in place because organizations increasingly rely on electronic documentation, yet, lack solid processes to manage these documents as corporate records. Organizations must

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Regulatory and Compliance

Regulatory compliance covers the requirements for ensuring products and their associated materials comply with both external and internal rules and regulations. It covers regulatory and requirements needs, as well as product related components of environmental health and safety (EH&S). 

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Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips


An earlier article, Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations, included a brief discussion of the use of computer-based tool sets and repositories to facilitate compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Here we examine this issue in more detail. Of particular interest are the key characteristics that you should look for when selecting such tool sets. Read on to see how these tool sets can assist your company in meeting the new audit challenges facing corporate America.

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Processing Complex Events (During These, oh well, Complex Times) - Part II


Part I of this blog series introduced the concept of complex event processing (CEP) and possible needs for CEP software applications. One such broad CEP platform, Progress Apama, has been offered by Progress Software Coporation after acquiring the formerly independent Apama LTD in 2005. It is worth analyzing what has happened with the Apama product since being acquired by Progress Software

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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 easily by using software tools developed to simplify the processes for compliance with this law.

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Smooth Transition: Preparing for IFRS


International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are the reporting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). IFRS is now required or permitted in nearly 100 countries, while others plan to adopt or align with IFRS soon. In the US, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) will soon be aligned with IFRS. Find out how this will affect your company, and what you can do about it.

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Automating Document-intensive Tasks with Workflow Software


In today’s business world, heightened privacy concerns and tightened regulations such as the US Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act have forced organizations to improve their workflow and archival and records management processes. That's why many results-oriented organizations are now using workflow software—bringing together people, processes, and documents to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and meet compliance requirements.

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Meiosis, Mitosis: Cap Gemini's Mating with Ernst & Young


Ernst & Young is on the verge of splitting its consultancy heritage (meiosis) and mating it with France's Cap Gemini's (mitosis). It is a leap of faith that these two genetically different beings can combine genes to create a new international behemoth of 60,000. What's the common DNA? You guessed it – e-business.

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Introduction to Regulatory Compliance for Learning Management Systems


Companies dealing with industry or government regulations are often required to meet specific standards for system security, audit trails, and verification of electronic documents. With electronic data increasingly replacing printed documentation, new strategies are needed for dealing with regulatory compliance. Discover how these regulations can affect the use of learning management systems (LMSs) for employee training.

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What's Really Driving Business Intelligence?


Typical explanations given for increased spending in business intelligence include, meeting government regulations, managing information overload, tracking corporate goals, and improving competitive response. However, a deeper drive for BI stems from the need to quantify the intangibles that underlie the market value of a business.

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Case Study: World’s Largest Building Society


Based in London, this company is a major financial institution. As such, it must comply with the Basel II Capital Accord, a set of regulations governing data consolidation and risk management. To comply, it constructed a new data warehouse, but badly needed a single view of all data, as well as the ability to analyze risk data relating to millions of customers. Learn how a business intelligence (BI) solution helped.

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Implications and Attitudes As the Andersen's Split under the ICC Ruling: Consulting To Go for a Name Change


Andersen Consulting has had a running battle with Arthur Andersen and Andersen Worldwide over Arthur Andersen's encroachment on the management and technology consulting firm's space. The win on August 7 releases Andersen Consulting from all its obligations, turning it into an independent company, with the slight stipulation of a name change.

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