Corporate fraud, the illegal use of resources, and sexual and racial harassment all have a growing presence in the digital domain. Directors can’t simply afford to turn a blind eye – the fines are potentially huge; and in extreme cases breaching the law can even lead to imprisonment. It’s vital to keep pace with the latest legislation, which will have serious implications for your company, your reporting and the design of your IT systems.
This specially commissioned briefing explains the latest legislation, including the 2006 Companies Act. It outlines the law’s impact on IT departments and on the company as a whole, leading you to an effective IT governance initiative for your own business.
Five key benefits of effective IT governance
1. Context: Corporate Governance2. External Pressures: What Regulations?
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David Norfolk, BSc, CEng, MBCS, CITP, CNE has been professionally involved with computers for since the early 1980s, first in Database Administration (with the Australian Dept of Health and Bank of America) and then in Development Methods and Standards (with Bank of America and Swiss Bank Corporation). At various times he has also been employed in Operations Research, Internal Control and Network Management.
Since 1992, David has been an Independent Analyst and Journalist. He is Executive Editor for IT Policies and Procedures and past Co-editor of Application Development Advisor, two UK publications for IT professionals. He is a Chartered Member of the British Computer Society, a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Directors, as well as a Certified Novell Engineer.
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