Governance

Protecting Proprietary Information

Protecting Proprietary Information

This scenario is built from a real-life experience working for a high-tech company, but it can apply to any organization or situation you might be facing. Apart from tangible physical assets, if we own intellectual property or proprietary information, this issue is relevant.

Enterprise Printing, In and Out of the Cloud

Enterprise Printing, In and Out of the Cloud

Printing and the cloud are seemingly at opposite ends of an organization’s infrastructure spectrum. Printing remains one of the last bastions of an organization’s infrastructure that cannot be completely virtualized, since the whole point of printing is to take something virtual and make it physical.

LRN 304 – The Freedom Index

LRN 304 – The Freedom Index

In recent years, unprecedented freedom has entered the workplace as companies work to inspire their employees instead of coercing them with strict sets of rules. While this may seem like risky behavior for companies in highly regulated industries, it may actually be riskier to rely on long lists of rules in our hyperconnected world.

What Does Good IT Governance Look Like?

What Does Good IT Governance Look Like?

There is currently a lack of consensus as to exactly what good IT governance looks like. Multinational professional services firms, worldwide associations of IT professionals and top universities have all weighed in with significant contributions, producing some agreement, a lot of disagreement and occasional innovations on what constitutes leading practices.

10 Things I’ve Learned in Business

10 Things I’ve Learned in Business

After 50 years working with a range of companies—as well as founding and running my own company, J.D. Power and Associates—I have observed a good deal, and come away with a few thoughts about how to have the best shot at success in business.

CEOs Who Walk the Walk

CEOs Who Walk the Walk

I may be getting cynical in my old age, but honesty is a rare thing these days. It seems to be getting more difficult to find honest people, especially when it comes to business. Each day we read about another scandal involving another fraudster, corrupt politician or criminal motivated by greed.

Machiavelli for Chief Compliance Officers

Machiavelli for Chief Compliance Officers

Last year was the 500th anniversary of the publication of one of the most significant books on political theory ever written, The Prince, by Niccolò Machiavelli. Just how evil do many people view the treatise as? Consider that this book alone is responsible for bringing the word “Machiavellian” ...

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