Organisations have traditionally responded to regulatory compliance on a law-by-law, or department-by-department basis. Whilst that may have been a perfectly adequate strategy a decade ago, today's increasingly complex regulatory environment is very different. A systematic and strategic approach to regulatory compliance is now as fundamental to long-term business success as is a co-ordinated approach to your business strategy. The following articles will give you an insight into data protection, the Freedom of Information Act, the monitoring of staff regarding internet and email usage, disability rights, commercial IT contracts and many other items, suggesting ways in which legal risks can be managed to enhance corporate reputation, improve business processes and ultimately give your customers greater confidence.
From Information Age Not one UK business out of 506 surveyed by the Information Commissioner's Office was able to describe accurately the European Commission's 10 proposed data protection reforms. The European Commission proposed the reforms to its data protection regime in January last year. They include an obligation to notify authorities of ... read more..
From ComputerWeekly.com IT consultancy Purple Frog Systems believes its gold certification to the IASME information assurance standard for small to medium enterprises gives it a competitive edge. Many of the firm's customers are large corporations looking for help in data warehousing, data mining and building business intelligence dashboards. But clients such as ... read more..
Results of NCC Member's Question: Issued 20 March 2013 NCC Members can ask relevant questions of the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them, then publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider Membership. Can you help with this question ... read more..
NCC Members can ask relevant questions of the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them, then publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider Membership. Can you help with this question from a serving police officer and NCC member? I ... read more..
From ComputerworldUK Social media data is increasingly becoming an invaluable asset for marketing teams, and businesses are regularly coming up with new and exciting ways to make use of this data. But London-based law firm Kemp Little warns that restrictions on use of social media data are becoming an 'elephant in the ... read more..
From ComputerworldUK Over 40% of data centre IT professionals are unaware of the recent EU 20-20-20 Renewable Energy Directive, although their firms still seem to be blindly working towards complying with it. EU climate and energy targets aim to transform Europe into an energy-efficient, low carbon economy. The Directive supports targets that ... read more..
NCC Members can ask relevant questions of the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them, then publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider Membership. Can you help with this question from a learning and skills agency? Below is an ... read more..
First-Mover Advantage in Big Data Awaits Asia-Pacific BanksBig data in banking continues to raise more strategy questions than there are technology answers, but it is emerging as a critical cog in the machinery that banks need to put in place in order to compete in the digital economy. First-mover competitive ... read more..
Results of NCC Member's Question: Issued 28 March 2012 NCC Members can ask relevant questions of the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them, then publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider Membership. Can you help with this question ... read more..
NCC Members can ask relevant questions of the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them, then publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider Membership. Can you help with this question from a local government organisation? We are using and ... read more..
Cloud Services Business Trends Survey: Summary ResultsThis presentation summarises results from our recent Cloud Services Business Trends Survey of 200 CIOs/IT decision makers across the US, the UK, France and Germany. Download PDF articleEnterprises Refine their Tablet Adoption StrategiesEnterprises are moving from reactive, fashion-led deployment of tablets to mature, role-based, ... read more..
e-Privacy DirectiveTracking consumer behaviour to support targeted advertising has dramatically increased over recent years. This has been driven by the move of advertising spend away from traditional media towards online channels, and advertisers and marketers seeking to collect and exploit consumers online shopping and browsing habits to improve the success ... read more..
A collection of recent NCC research, thought leadership articles, events and videos, to help those interested in professional development get up to speed with the key management issues relating to IT governance and compliance.IT governance is a board-led management framework for making IT an integrated, value-adding part of the business. ... read more..
7 July 2011, The British Library, London Information governance and the management of data is no longer just the concern of the IT department but has become a key corporate and commercial issue. Never more has it been true to consider information as the lifeblood of the organisation. We ... read more..
financial data management It used to be the case that companies would have a different software package for each key function within their business. This inevitably led to a spread of information, a lot of rekeying, and due to the time it takes to gather information and compile reports, the ... read more..
IT Department Accreditation - case study Michael Dean finds out how and why the Department of Justice, Northern Ireland became accredited to the NCC Standard for IT Departments. The criminal justice system in Northern Ireland never sleeps, incidents and crimes can occur at any time of the day and often ... read more..
SAP advances GRC strategy When Ovum last reported on SAP's governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) strategy two years ago at the SAP Insider event in Las Vegas, the company still had its work cut out trying to execute on an aggressive roadmap. The roadmap had to pull together its Virsa-sourced ... read more..
One of the few remaining ways to realising cost efficiencies Software Asset Management (SAM) is the most efficient way for organisations to gain control of their software estate from both a licence compliance and financial perspective. The most effective SAM licence management and optimization strategy will enable organisations to achieve ... read more..
A real possibility or an impossible business requirement..? Business enterprises fuel the digital economy by generating the wealth to provide public services, to create more and better jobs, higher standards of living and a more sustainable economy. Financed through taxation, the public sectors role is to deliver goods and services ... read more..
An increasing proportion of crimes are perpetrated using the IT or telecommunications infrastructure, and this is putting law enforcement under great pressure. While the security vendors and the ISP community are trying to tackle crime within the Internet, they lack enforcement powers. Police forces are limited by geographical scope, skills ... read more..
cloud computingAs cloud computing adoption accelerates, the associated risks are becoming increasingly apparent, the most prominent of which is security. Rob Winter, chief engineer and Tracey Stretton, legal consultant both at Kroll Ontrack look at the challenges from their different perspectives. The benefits of cloud computing are undeniable. ... read more..
shared services case studyIntroductionThe challenges of working with multiple databases within any organisation are well documented. In the sensitive and data rich environment of the NHS, handling, managing and accessing multiple databases is a regular activity that drives the business forward. However, as databases organically grow and the demands placed ... read more..
John Lovelock, Chief Executive of FAST IiS (the Federation Against Software Theft and Investors in Software), discusses possible threats to the digital economy. The digital economy has received much publicity over the last year, and especially the last few weeks. The Governments Digital Britain Report has led to the Digital ... read more..
We hear a great deal about the efficiencies of mobile working, as well as the environmental benefits. Sadly, we also hear a great deal about the vulnerabilities of mobile technologies, especially in terms of data protection. Too often and once is already too often as far as the people ... read more..
With the general election looming and a potential government change in 2010, the future for ICT and schools programmes will be up for debate. The growth in investment since 1997 will come under increasing pressures as the new government wrestles with a massive deficit and a need to reassess priorities ... read more..
(Article taken from Legal Guidelines 11 Shoosmiths)There is no universally accepted definition of Cloud Computing. This is perhaps what underlies so many of the misconceptions and gaps in understanding, and what causes difficulties when it comes to communicating the benefits and risks to the various tiers of a business.Regardless ... read more..
AccreditUKMichael Dean looks at how the Accredit UK ICT Supplier Standard underpins NCCs IT Department Accreditation.Michael Dean looks at how the Accredit UK ICT Supplier Standard underpins NCCs IT Department Accreditation.Elsewhere in this edition of ITadviser we celebrate the first organisations to be accredited to the National Computing Centres new ... read more..
Sean Sherman of Tripwire explains how the fast maturing compliance landscape is changing the way organisations are addressing global regulatory requirements. Increasing sophistication in both the regulatory bodies and compliance experts is driving regulations to evolve beyond tick box compliance towards a risk-based model that reflects organisations specific operational requirements. ... read more..
Mobile phones have now become an essential part of everyday life with more that 40m owned by British residents. Their constantly increasing functionality and the fact that hardly anyone goes anywhere without their mobile means that the information available on both SIM /Handset can determine more about a person's movements, ... read more..
The purpose of this white paper is to give an overview of Microsoft licensing models for the server operating system and server applications under virtual environments. It can help you understand how to use Microsoft server products with virtualization technologies, such as Microsoft Hyper-VT technology, Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2, ... read more..