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Sarbanes Oxley led to a new wave of IT solutions to shore up the information and business intelligence deficit of corporate boards. But almost ten years after the Worldcom-Enron-Tyco shocks the specter of dysfunction still hovers and its become clear that the model of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is likely more part of the problem than the solution.
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Keep your eye on this one: the US Supreme Court has just decided to review the constitutionality of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.According to today's news, the Supremes said they would consider a legal challenge to the law, on the basis that it "violates the constitutionally mandated separation of powers.
Dave Linthicum recently offered a somewhat dour assessment of the SOA market, determining that there at least five things killing SOA as we know it these days:Venture capitalists (by micromanaging SOA vendors);Sarbanes-Oxley (by scaring away SOA vendors);Big consulting firms (by mismanaging SOA projects);SOA skill shortages; andVendors that still promote "SOA in a box.
Interview with OpenPages executive Gordon BurnesA couple of weeks ago, I ran a blog post concerning the recent Wall Street crisis and the role that compliance legislation like Sarbanes-Oxley had to play in preventing it. I contended that Sarbanes-Oxley failed and that the problem could be laid at the feet of other culprits including the use of special purpose entities.
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America's stringent corporate governance legislation was signed into law five years ago causing administrative burdens on directors and IT professionals alike
The Securities and Exchange Commission tweaked its Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and that could be bad news for the technology companies, consultants and accountants on the Sarbox gravy train. The SEC said Wednesday that it was making changes to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, known in some quarters as the accountant and consultant employment act, to reduce the regulatory burden on companies.
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Eric Savitz in a Barron's Online blog reports that on Wednesday the SEC approved new guidance on how to implement Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act. Section 404 is the portion of SarbOx that required CEOs to sign off on the documentation and effectiveness of internal controls and processes that affect significant transactions.
Splunk continues to ramp up what it calls an "IT search engine," which captures log data and other kinds of information that can help identify problems and provide proof of compliance with various regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Payment Card Industry standard.
New models of efficient computing are being held back by accountancy and financial rules. Now what's needed are new ways of thought
If Sarbanes-Oxley can make randomly stupid rules for IT such as 'all updates must be charged for', then so can I. Here are ten to be getting on with.
Jim Clark's exit from the board at Shutterfly raises questions about running start-ups in the shadow of Sarbanes-Oxley.
Sponsored: To comply with federal regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, enterprises need to make sure their financial data is reliable, and thus secure. Paul Needham, Oracle's director of product management for database security, says organizations should focus on five key areas to improve data security.The content for this video was sponsored and provided by Oracle.
Sponsored: Identity management not only enhances security, but it can improve compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Rohit Gupta, the director of Oracle'sID management & security products, explains how this is achieved.The content for this video was sponsored and provided by Oracle.
Now the 15 July milestone has passed, companies will soon have to comply with the regulations or meet the consequences
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has kicked in for non-U.S. companies, and those that prepared early may breathe easier when the time is up.
Sarbanes Oxley requires transparency and agility -- isn't that what SOA is all about?
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has had the "single greatest impact" in making companies focused and disciplined around the area of IT controls, says a Deloitte & Touche consultant.
Gartner expects an increase of between 10% and 15% in IT budgets in 2006, up from about 5% in 2004. Companies are diverting large amounts of discretionary resources to support compliance with the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and similar regulatory measures in other countries.
Compliance is about more than Sarbanes Oxley these days but the phrase "SOX in a Box" still speaks to the software business' tendency towards hype and promises that can't be kept. In his audio interview with Dan Farber, Trent Henry puts forward a good way to view technology.
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