Special report: Coming to terms with compliance
Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, September 11. Recent legislation and an epic tragedy have added a new layer of complexity to the function of an enterprise. And since technology is the main mechanism to deliver compliance with stricter government requirements, IT is shouldering much of the load.
Unlike the largely unnecessary Y2K spending spree, investments to meet the demands of government regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley are making it easier for businesses to see why IT matters.
IT managers at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange had extensive experience in meeting government rules and regulations well before SOX and September 11.
It's a given that IT plays a critical role in complying with regulatory mandates. It's a serious mistake for an enterprise to expect IT to do it all.
If your number comes up for a Sarbanes-Oxley audit, don't panic. A compliance expert offers five tips to help IT administrators meet the challenge.
You might be surprised about who's really in charge of making sure that publicly traded companies are complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulations that affect IT.