Going through the motions or seizing the initiative?
By Martin Atherton
Regulation is a fact of life and business. The signs are that its impact will be felt more strongly and constantly than ever as time wears on. Of course, the extent of the impact depends on which industry your business operates in. However, it is hard to think of one that does not require any standards to be maintained at any level.
The way in which IT responds to the challenge of helping the business address its regulatory obligations is not set in stone or standardised in any particular way. On one hand, the nature of the industry and the regulations in play dictate the requirements the business must comply to. On the other hand, the way an organisation treats, approaches, procures and manages IT can dictate how those business requirements are translated into imperatives, programs and projects by or for the CIO and its team……..