Compliance 101: All You Need to Know



Feature articles, profiles, columns and how-tos on understanding and complying with requirements involving corporate IT. From CIO magazine, and sister publications.

Customs Rattles the Supply Chain
The government wants you to secure your supply chain. Right now, its program is voluntary. It won't stay that way for long. And the responsibility for collecting the data Uncle Sam wants is going to fall on—you guessed it—the CIO.

Patchwork of Privacy Regulations
The growing number of discrete privacy regs makes for confusion. We need to define our terms and create a framework all of U.S. industry can adopt. (From

Compliance Spending on the Rise
Despite current uptake of regulatory compliance programs being low, a MarketShare survey commissioned by Serena Software, covering 148 CIOs across Asia and Australia, showed that 75 percent of them ranked compliance as one of the top objectives for 2006. (From CIO New Zealand.)

Compliance: 10 Questions Your CEO Should Be Able to Answer
And you're the one who has to make sure they can.

Building the Compliance Infrastructure
Service-oriented architectures have found their way to the network.

Surviving the IT Audit
A blog post and readersâ¬" comments on their experiences with IT audits.

What Companies Have Learned from Early Compliance Approaches
In today's regulatory environment, Forsythe says that lessons learned today will have big payoffs down the line. Here are some tips for aligning business with security risk.

Riding the California Privacy Wave
Wherever your business is headquartered, you have to deal with the new tide of legislation swelling out of the Golden State.

Message Therapy
Federal regulations require an entirely new approach to story and searching e-mails. Noncompliance is not an option.

Ask the Expert: Federal IT Regulations
Deborah Birnbach, partner in the litigation practice group with Boston, Mass., law firm Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, answered reader questions about navigating federal IT regulations.

The Bitter Pill
Regulation has come to town, and IT will never be the same.

The Bitter Pill
Regulation has come to town, and IT will never be the same.

The Auditors Are Coming
Know your company's weaknesses before they do.


Our collected works on this influential act of Congress to regulate corporate governance.

How to Dig Out from Under Sarbanes-Oxley
Unless CIOs do Sarbanes-Oxley differently this time, it will cost even more money and cause even more pain. Here's how to avoid all (or at least most) of that.
July 1, 2005

Sox Compliance Now Business as Usual
The effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on IT budgets is receding, as compliance becomes just another cost of doing business, according to reports from AMR Research.
July 1, 2005

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