Despite looming deadline, IM audits, archives still missing from SOX compliance efforts

Summary:On November 15th it's going to be Sarbanes-Oxley show time for many organizations. (Public companies with a market capitalization of $75 million of more must meet the Nov.

On November 15th it's going to be Sarbanes-Oxley show time for many organizations. (Public companies with a market capitalization of $75 million of more must meet the Nov. 15 deadline. Companies whose market cap is less have until July 15, 2005.) But as the clock ticks away, most still don't have a plan for auditing and archiving instant messages. According to Giga Information Group, less than one in 10 organizations use enterprise-grade IM capable of encrypting and retaining logs of instant messages. Compliance with the federal act is a costly and frustrating affair for companies, and IM auditing is just one item in a long Sarbanes-Oxley

Topics: Social Enterprise

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