Does Compliance Have a Silver Lining?

Slattery, Terry
August 2006
Business Communications Review;Aug2006, Vol. 36 Issue 8, p55
Trade Publication
The article discusses lessons acquired by companies in dealing with the impact of compliance legislation on network operations in the U.S. A survey by the Financial Executives International involving 274 public companies revealed that compliance costs averaged at an amount of $3.8 million in the fiscal year of 2005. The network infrastructure of enterprises play an instrumental role in compliance. Companies learned that even before the current legislation became law, there existed industry best practices and corporate practices. Also, policies derived from industry and vendor best practices were typically converted to network configuration templates for each network device type and function. Finally, a compliance initiative would depend on auditing.


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