The 2013 GRC Technology Innovator awards was filled with competition.  The number of submissions more than doubled over 2012.  With 57 submissions there were only twelve slots for winners.  GRC 20/20 looked through all of the submissions, asked for clarification where needed, and selected the 12 recipients to receive this honor.

Number 9 is Blackthorn CaseNotes which showed technology innovation for advancing GRC mobility.

Supporting GRC activities on the move, Blackthorn CaseNotes represents one of the most feature rich GRC mobile apps available. It enables specialists in a range of GRC fields to collect and manage information. Forms are created and published via a web portal to CaseNotes, which are completed by the mobile user on or offline and then sent back to the server for recording and analysis. CaseNotes enables GRC mobile specialists to take contemporaneous notes, complete forms and associate photos, videos, audio recordings and scanned barcodes with each GRC activity they are managing (e.g. cases, incidents, assessments, audits, reviews) What makes it different from other notes apps is that it uses encryption and hashing to give evidential integrity to the notes, making it ideal for uses where accountability, positive assurance and legal admissibility matter while fully supporting a mobile workforce that is both offline and online.


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