Leading Data Center and Interconnection Provider Adopts Data-Driven Approach to Ensure Operational Risk Management and Compliance
VANCOUVER — September 10, 2015 — ACL, the company that is transforming audit and risk, today announced Equinix, Inc. has implemented ACL™ GRC and ACL™ Analytics across the organization to streamline communication and reporting between different departments. Several teams, including Business Assurance Services, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Compliance, will use the ACL platform to support a unified and collaborative approach to managing strategic risks.
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Equinix connects businesses to their customers, employees and partners. In 33 markets on five continents, Equinix hosts more than 4,750 customers from every major industry ecosystem and helps companies realize new opportunities to accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.
Management recognized the opportunity for its Business Assurance Services, ERM and Compliance departments to eliminate overlapping and interrelated activities and support the work these teams are doing together. The ACL platform enables holistic reporting with integrated analytics across all departments and visual reporting on high-risk areas for management and the Board.
“Equinix decided it was essential to implement a GRC platform that provides an integrated framework for the various components of our GRC program,” said Rod Verhulp, VP of Business Assurance Services at Equinix. “We evaluated various solutions for each of the functional areas and felt that the value of the integration capabilities of the ACL GRC platform outweighed any benefits of a siloed solution. ACL is an excellent partner who has been responsive to our growing requirements for our long-term GRC vision.”
ACL technology helps Equinix remain compliant with regulatory frameworks and systematically monitor areas of risk. In the future, Equinix will integrate other compliance areas, such as REIT and Data Privacy, into the ACL GRC platform. Nilisha Agrawal, Equinix Compliance Manager, states, “The ACL GRC platform has helped us achieve a data-driven approach for GRC at Equinix. The added benefit has been helping streamline business processes and make them more efficient.”
“I could not be more impressed by Equinix and their vision for making their organization stronger through integrated governance, risk management and compliance. The members of the Equinix GRC team have done a tremendous job in thinking holistically about the organization’s culture of risk management, their long-term vision for integrating it throughout the business and how the right technology platform will drive them toward that vision,” said Dan Zitting, CPA, CISA, CITP,Vice President of Product Management and Design at ACL. “ACL GRC and ACL Analytics will deliver tremendous value to Equinix in helping them automate audit, risk and compliance activities while driving reliable, objective risk intelligence that will lead to better business performance.”
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