IT Compliance for Business Agility

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In a rapidly changing market environment, smart businesses are those that can find solutions quickly. This helps them to adapt themselves easily to changing demands. And this adaptability in turn makes businesses more agile, and contributes to their success. While changes may be triggered by government decisions or legal bodies, customer demands or competitor performance, agile businesses quickly respond to these changes by amending their processes or implementing strategies to incorporate changes.


Since enterprises have to comply with changing local and international regulations, there is increased pressure to incorporate additional compliance processes and bear added costs. This in turn results in growing complexities, and ultimately affects business productivity. This is because, most enterprises address the issue of IT security and compliance independently, and exercise the usage of resources on each component separately. This leads to the growth of multiple and disparate systems, which are incapable of predicting or assessing risks, thereby making the business vulnerable to threats.


Therefore, in order to establish a thoroughly competent and result-oriented compliance management system, businesses should take a broader perspective and employ an integrated approach that addresses issues related to governance, risk and compliance in a wholesome manner.


Using automated and integrated compliance management software can ensure a holistic approach that comprises compliance monitoring and identification, assessment, management, and mitigation of risks throughout the enterprise. Such a system allows centralized management of operations, which provides transparency and visibility into the existing compliance status, and helps regularize all manual processes. This enables enterprises to carry out functions by eliminating complexities and deficiencies.


Businesses which have already implemented such an integrated approach fully realize the true potential of IT compliance software, and how it can help foster agility, and enhance sustainability. These solutions can in the long run boost business productivity by standardizing processes and procedures. This in turn can help lower costs and contribute to bottom-line profits. It also helps optimize risk management by offering greater visibility. All these capabilities can help businesses undertake GRC initiatives with renewed confidence.


A business is considered agile only when it displays the ability to quickly accommodate changes and adjust itself to constantly evolving dimensions of the environment. And for this it is essential to implement strategic processes without disturbing business operations. Automated compliance management software offers the platform to achieve this goal. It is a complete solution that helps organizations in executing simple and streamlined processes thus eliminating errors and creating a long-term robust and compliant IT environment.

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This article was published on 2011/01/21