Sarbanes-Oxley is one of the most controversial compliance issues to face U.S. companies in decades, and debate rages on about the economic impact of the legislation designed to combat scandals like those at Enron and WorldCom. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 forces public companies to create extensive and highly visible audit trails. Sarbox has resulted in billions in spending on initiatives ranging from e-mail archiving to enterprise content management. Critics also blame Sarbox for driving investment away from U.S. markets.


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Since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act became law in 2002, there have been countless calls for the law to be toned down or repealed. For awhile after the November elections, they even seemed to get louder. More >

New FAR Will Make Compliance Central to Government Contracts

Though they may not grow to love it as much as the Federal Acquisition Service's assistant commissioner for acquisition management has, anyone contracting with the federal government or contemplating More >

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The Best First Steps for Information Governance

Sunil Soares, director of Information Governance at IBM, continues his conversation with IT Business Edge's Loraine Lawson by explaining how companies can get started with information governance and More >

Information Governance (Finally!) Moving into Business

Sunil Soares, director of information governance at IBM, is author of the book "Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function." Soares recently spoke More >

The Time Has Come for Compliance Management

Carl Weinschenk spoke to Dan Dearing, group director of Mobile Strategies for BoxTone, about compliance automation and why it's a necessary step.   According to Dearing, the proliferation of More >

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