There is a significant gap between how manufacturing companies value specific aspects of their project execution and how they judge their performance. Better education in project management methodologies and standalone software tools alone will limit a company’s ability to perform at its highest level. A study by Engineering.com found that a web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution is the best way for a company to fully achieve its best practices.
This white paper shares how a PLM solution with embedded project management can uniquely provide:
• Full alignment between projects and the product portfolio
• Coordination of a project’s schedule, resources and scope
• Automatic real-time status updates of project tasks
• Mitigation of project risks based upon real-time assessment of product development
Benefit from the unique value provided by PLM systems with embedded project management.
In this guide, Qualys describes internal risks to IT security and three best practices to control incorrect configurations. Critical components to this include automation of assessments and prioritization of risks. By using the automation technology in Qualys Policy Compliance, organizations can ensure the safety of sensitive data and IT while meeting mandates for compliance.
The Definitive Guide to Compliance Programme Assessment is a comprehensive resource full of advice and best practices. It is designed to help organisations evaluate and improve their ethics and compliance programmes through industry evidence and insights.
Each programme is unique, with disparate risks and various levels of maturity, so not everything in this guide will apply to every programme. It is designed to help you perform a robust gap analysis of your unique programme and guide you through best practices to achieve the next level of programme sophistication right for your organisation.
What you'll learn:
How internal and external parties define programme effectiveness
The eight essential components of an effective ethics and compliance programme
How to share your assessment in a meaningful way
Facilities count as a major expense for most organizations, if not the number one cost of business. But through enhanced facilities management, organizations can reap huge potential savings. Learn how to create smarter buildings through the right facilities management system in this detailed report, which includes multiple checklists on critical features.
Read the 2014 IDC MarketScape for Worldwide B2B Integration Gateway Software to learn what’s causing so many businesses to adopt advanced integration solutions, and discover why IBM is positioned as a Leader in this vendor assessment.
Assessment is part of your compliance programme’s necessary life cycle for improvement. We work in an ever-evolving landscape of risk that requires compliance professionals to identify the gaps their programmes have today, and may have tomorrow. Your programme effectiveness as a whole is based on the effectiveness of each one of its parts. So, ensure your assessment is broad as well as in-depth. Programme assessment is not a tick-the-box exercise. It is just as important as creating a company culture and mitigating risk.
Remember, if your assessment is thorough and effective, you will have identified weaknesses in your programme and vulnerabilities for risk. Don’t be discouraged by your work to highlight these areas for improvement. Your programme and your organisation will be better for it once you make the necessary adjustments for a robust and effective ethics and compliance programme.
Whether you’re implementing new technologies, upgrading existing infrastructure or evaluating current needs, consultants can help you identify and document the gap between your current situation and a desired future state. When an assessment is done correctly, it can provide a solid foundation for successful implementation and improvement. The consultant first interviews stakeholders, analyzes data, and compares your business against best practices or specific industry competitors.
Published By: Easynet
Published Date: Mar 26, 2008
Compliance with the payment card industry (PCI) data security standard is now a reality for every retailer: compliance should be high on every retailer's list of priorities for enterprise security. With this reality comes the need for retailers to fully understand their PCI compliance status through a thorough gap analysis and associated risk assessment.
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