Snoopers (sic) Paradise (Photo credit: the justified sinner)
Fear of governments snooping deters companies from using the cloud
ECM Plus +++ Almost half of IT experts are deterred from keeping sensitive data in the cloud because of fear of government intervention and possible legal action, according to a new survey from Lieberman Software which was released today. Continue reading
Filed under Analysis, Cloud Computing, Collaboration, Compliance, Corporate Governance, Data centres, Data Governance, Data mining, Data privacy, Data protection, Enterprise Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Information Management, Information security, Internal Controls, Policy Management, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Risk Analysis, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Trusted Cloud, VPS Cloud
Meetings: Corporate Narcissism? (Photo credit: lhl)
by Mats Eriksson
You have probably already heard this ancient wisdom tale: There was once a king who wanted to marry off his daughter. Naturally he wanted to find a smart and wise son-in-law. So he arranged a test for all her suitors. They had to go into a dark room and determine what was in it. Continue reading
Filed under Analytics & Metrics, Balanced Scorecard, Business Intelligence (BI), Business process analytics, Business Process Management, Business Process Re-engineering (BPR), Collaboration, Consultancy/Consulting/Systems Integration, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Internal Controls, Management, Management Science, Planning & Forecasting, Policy Management, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM)
Nigel Farage with Members of the University of York Freedom Association Society (Photo credit: The Freedom Association)
Currency crisis to bring ‘creeping European dictatorship’
ECM Plus /London/ +++ Businesses trying to plan investment for the future and commerce with increasing mountains of bureaucratic ‘jobsworth’ red tape, compliance, regulations and directives from across the sea had a wake up call this week.
Responding to the ‘State of the Union’ speech by Eurocrat Manuel Barroso, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said Barroso had “totally underestimated the complete fanaticism, Mr Barroso of you, your college of commissioners and the European central bank.” Continue reading
Filed under Business Risk, Collaboration, Compliance, Finance, GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Industry News, Policy Management, Risk Analysis, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Trade & Investment
Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF says government ‘withholding information’ about ‘unconstitutional spying’
Washington, D.C. – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) today, demanding answers about illegal email and telephone call surveillance at the National Security Agency (NSA). Continue reading
Filed under Collaboration, Compliance, Content Governance, Content Protection, Content Security, Corporate Civic Responsibility (CCR), Corporate Governance, Customer Relations Management (CRM), Data Governance, Data mining, Data privacy, Data protection, Data storage, GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Industry News, Information Governance, Information Management, Information security, Internal Controls, Policy Management, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, Security Content Management (SCM), Segregation of Duties (SoD), Software, Telecommunications, Web governance
DocAve 6 now proffers governance features. Image: Jens Gyldenkærne Clausen
AvePoint intros DocAve 6 enterprise-class management platform for SharePoint governance
By ECM Plus
ECM Plus +++ AvePoint has just released a public beta of its new DocAve 6, which it claims is now an enterprise-class management platform for SharePoint governance.
According to the company, this sixth version of DocAve enables security and compliance for enterprise content. Continue reading
Filed under Compliance, Content Governance, Corporate Governance, Enterprise Content Management, Governance Automation, GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Policy Management, Regulatory Compliance, SharePoint, Vendor News
Riot Act protection extended to the max
Building and content insurance scheme extended to take into account businesses and communities
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ According to reports, the Riot Act police compensation schemes will operate as normal and the insurance industry said it had promised to use its expertise to help the government and police implement the scheme.
ABI said they will be supporting the extension to the maximum of 42 days the amount of time claims can be made under the scheme.
ABI said it was revising its estimated figure of claims likely to be paid out by the insurance industry to be over £200 million. Continue reading
Call for independent overhaul of jobsworth training
£275 million a year ‘wasted’ on ineffectual training, is “the tip of the iceberg”
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ A new report has exposed that £275 million is being wasted on ineffectual training courses by the British Civil Service which has been described as ‘the tip of the iceberg of Britain’s culture of poorly-targeted staff development’. Continue reading
SME sector - the engine of economies
47 percent of Britain’s small business owners inject personal cash into their companies to stay afloat
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ Rising business costs are adversely affecting the private lives and personal finances of many SME owners, according to a new study by Make It Cheaper and the Centre for Economic and Business Research. Continue reading
Filed under Analysis, Asset management, Business Process Management, Compliance, Corporate Governance, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Planning & Forecasting, Policy Management, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management
ICM says Maude’ ‘name and shame’ plans ‘unworkable’
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ Government plans to ‘name and shame’ late payers is impractical, unworkable and yet another missed opportunity, according to the Institute of Credit Management.
ICM said that such a ruse appeared to be to ‘chase a headline’ rather than address the fundamental issue that should be focused around up-skilling businesses and giving them the tools to better understand the value and importance of best credit management practice, it said in a statement.
GRC solutions - helping to weed out internal corporatist corruption and expose tacit collusion
Fortune 500 auto retailer goes for governance, risk and compliance solution
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ Enterprise governance, risk and compliance specialist MetricStream has announced a new deal with Sonic Automotive for a new Internal Audit Management and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOx) Compliance system.
According to the GRC provider, the new system will be used to automate and centralise its internal audit system and processes. Continue reading
Filed under Business Risk, Compliance, Corporate Governance, GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Internal Controls, Policy Management, Regulatory Compliance, Reporting, Risk Management, Segregation of Duties (SoD), Vendor News