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Benefits of a Policy & Training Management Strategy and Architecture

The organization requires a policy and training management architecture that is context-driven and adaptable to a dynamic and changing environment. Compared to the ad hoc method in use in most organizations today, a policy and training management architecture enables better performance, less expense, and more flexibility.  Core technology capabilities to consider a policy management program […]

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Policy Management Information & Technology Architecture

Policy & Training Management Information Architecture The policy and training management information architecture supports the process architecture and overall policy and training management strategy. With processes defined and structured in the process architecture, the organization can now get into the specifics of the information architecture needed to support policy and training processes. The policy and training […]

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Compliance Automation: The Role of Technology in Today’s Dynamic Organization

Compliance is not easy. Organizations across industries have global clients, partners, and business operations. Adding to the complexity of global business, today’s organization is dynamic and constantly changing. The modern organization changes by the minute. The dynamic and global nature of business is particularly challenging to compliance management. As organizations expand operations and business relationships […]

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Effective Policy Mgmt Lifecycle

GRC 20/20’s Effective Policy Management Process Lifecycle

The policy and training management strategy and policy is supported and made operational through the policy and training management architecture.  The organization requires complete situational and holistic awareness of policies and related training across operations, processes, employees, and third party relationships to see the big picture of policy and training performance and risk. Distributed, dynamic, […]

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Uncontrolled Spreadsheets, Documents, and Emails, Oh My!

Business is complex. Exponential change in regulations, globalization, distributed operations, processes, competitive velocity, business relationships, and legal matters encumbers organizations of all sizes across industries. Like battling the multi-headed Hydra in Greek mythology, redundant, manual, and document-centric internal control management approaches are ineffective. As the Hydra grows more heads of regulation, legal matters, operational risks, […]

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Developing a Policy Management Strategy

Organizations need a coordinated cross-department strategy for managing policies and training programs across the enterprise.  The goal is to develop a common framework and approach so that policies and training are understood and managed as an integrated whole rather than a dissociated collection of parts. Policies and training programs that are managed as dissociated documents, […]

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Policy & Training Management Demands Attention

The Foundational Role of Policies in GRC Strategies Policies are critical to the organization as they establish boundaries of behavior for individuals, processes, relationships, and transactions. Starting at the policy of all policies – the code of conduct – they filter down to govern the enterprise, divisions/regions, business units, and processes. GRC, by definition (, […]

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Developing a Vendor Risk Management Strategy – Info/CyberSecurity Perspective

Organizations are porous: the modern organization is not defined by brick and mortar walls but is a complex web of business relationships. These relationships span vendors, suppliers, outsourcers, service providers, contractors, consultants, temporary workers, agents, brokers, dealers, intermediaries. It grows even more complex as there are nested relationships in subcontractors and supply chains. Approximately half […]

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Considerations and Lessons Learned from GRC RFPs

The GRC technology market landscape is broad with over 800 solution providers across seventeen segments of GRC (see bottom of this post for a breakout of GRC segments). Approximately seventy solutions can be characterized as Enterprise GRC platforms while hundreds of solutions focus on specific areas/segments of GRC with focused solutions. In 2016, GRC 20/20 […]

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Increasing Exposure of Third Party Risks 

The Modern Organization is an Interconnected Mess of Relationships Brick and mortar business is a thing of the past: physical buildings and conventional employees no longer define an organization. The modern organization is an interconnected mess of relationships and interactions that span traditional business boundaries. Over half of the organization’s ‘insiders’ are no longer traditional […]

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