Financial reporting and compliance data management

  • April 26, 2006 26 Apr'06

    Study: SOX-compliant firms see drop in costs in year 2

    According to a new report, companies following Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act will see a decline in compliance costs in their second year. However, experts say IT spending on SOX compliance in general will continue to grow.

  • April 13, 2006 13 Apr'06

    What to do when you lose your data--and how to recover it

    Understanding how the data recovery process works can help you the next time you lose important data.

  • April 05, 2006 05 Apr'06

    Some things SOX doesn't say: SOX myths

    In this excerpt from Chapter 1 of "Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies," author Jill Gilbert Welytok demystifies four common myths about SOX.

  • April 04, 2006 04 Apr'06

    Defining adequate security controls

    Because of the changing nature of technology, the language in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is purposefully vague. This article explores the meaning of adequate security controls and what is required for SOX compliance.

  • March 01, 2006 01 Mar'06

    Sarbanes-Oxley – Prepare or put off?

    The SOX deadline extension allows small and midsized businesses more time to prepare for compliance, but some are taking more chances.

  • February 23, 2006 23 Feb'06

    Credit union takes top-down approach to compliance

    Regulatory compliance doesn't have to kill your IT staff. This credit union met compliance regulations using a good framework, policies and procedures.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    Shop Talk: Know your compliance priorities

    Commentator Paul Gillin takes a look at what it really means to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley act, and how to put your priorities in place.

  • January 17, 2006 17 Jan'06

    Find the right SOX tool

    SOX spending is shifting to technology, as companies automate compliance processes. Here's what you need to know to spend your technology budget wisely this year.

  • January 13, 2006 13 Jan'06

    By the numbers: The new SOX breakdown

    SOX spending for 2006 is expected to be on par with last year but it's not quite dÉjÀ vu all over again. More dough will go to technology.

  • January 04, 2006 04 Jan'06

    Making the most of the extended SOX deadline

    In this tip, author Dennis C. Brewer explains why the SMBs who benefit from the extended SOX deadline should reevaluate where their compliance efforts stand, and advises how to take advantage of this opportunity to ensure that future SOX compliance ...

  • January 03, 2006 03 Jan'06

    IBM mainframe encryption: The gold standard for security does an upgrade

    While the mainframe is the gold-standard of security, it's not hack proof—and IBM is smart enough to know it.

  • December 21, 2005 21 Dec'05

    By the Numbers: SOX no bargain in

    This week's budget brief estimates SOX will account for 15% of IT spending next year.

  • November 15, 2005 15 Nov'05

    Why companies still struggle with compliance

    A security analyst with a major rental car company has some theories on why companies aren't meeting government mandates for data security.

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    Strategic Storage: Storage takes center stage in compliance efforts

    If you haven't followed compliance as it applies to storage very closely, read on. Learn about the current guidelines and what's coming up on the horizon.

  • October 20, 2005 20 Oct'05

    Competing regulations clog road to compliance

    It's difficult for most organizations to cope with today's multitude of compliance regulations, but an expert at Information Security Decisions said security frameworks may be the answer.