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Cloud Computing and Compliance

Compliance Week editor Matt Kelly and I talked  about “cloud computing” and how such IT systems can affect compliance. Listen to the conversation. (Time: 8.5 min.; file size: 7.7 Mb) Let’s try to define cloud computing a little better. It really encompasses a broad swath of services that can be put into three main groups. […]

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Twitter and Compliance

I was struck recently by the power and misconceptions around Twitter, the current press darling of Web 2.0. On one side is the enormous power of Twitter to crowdsource the news. The fallout of the Iran elections was better covered on Twitter than the mainstream media. At one point I watched CNN only to see […]

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Compliance for Enterprise 2.0 at Lockheed Martin

Andrew McAfee, Associate Professor at Harvard Business School lead a discussion with Christopher Keohane, Social Media Program Product Manager at  Lockheed Martin IS&GS – CIO – Architecture Services and Shawn Dahlen, Social Media Program Manager, Lockheed Martin IS&GS CIO Office to talk about their Unity enterprise 2.0 platform at Lockheed Martin. The Lockheed Martin guys […]

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Enterprise 2.0 Keynotes on Tuesday

After Monday night’s Evening in the Cloud (That is me in the middle of the picture during the Evening in the Cloud), Tuesday turned to social media and collaboration in the keynote presentations on the big stage. It was a mixed bag of presentations. There were glimpses of how organizations can use enterprise 2.0 and […]

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Evening in the Cloud and Compliance

The The Evening in the Cloud session at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference was fun. David Berlind Editor-At-Large and General Manager of TechWeb was the moderator. I sat in the customer role beside Christopher Reichert of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. Sean Poulley VP Online Collaboration Services of IBM, Rajen Sheth Senior Product Manager of Google […]

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Compliance and Cloud Computing at Enterprise 2.0

Monday night, I am heading over to the The Evening in the Cloud program at this year’s Enterprise 2.0 Conference. They asked me to help grill the vendors on compliance issue More software and business operations are being pushed into the cloud.  Why buy the hardware and software when someone else will run them for […]

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Stanford Arrested

We saw it coming. It was like OJ in the Bronco. Last night, Sir R. Allen Stanford stepped out of his girlfriend’s house in Virginia, walked over the the FBI car parked out front and asked if they had an arrest warrant. They did. The grand jury had released its indictment. The surprise was who […]

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More on the Private Fund Transparency Act of 2009

The full text of the Private Fund Transparency Act of 2009 has now been published (S. 1276). The press release from Senator Reed was nice, but I prefer to see the ink on the paper. So here is what I see n the Act: Registration The Act deletes the exemption from registration in Section 203 […]

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Corporate Compliance Scam Continues. . .

. . But some of the perpetrators may have been caught. California California businesses have recent reports.  The scam seems to have been operating in California for years. Colorado There are reports of the scam in Colorado: State Corporate Compliance fraud. The Secretary of State is also getting complaints about the Colorado Compliance Recorder: Updated […]

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Social Media and Your Compliance Program

Bill Piwonka, Amanda Mayhew and Rodica Buzescu from EthicsPoint gave a webinar on social media and compliance. These are my notes: The presentation started with a user poll on the approach to social media at the attendees’ organizations: 27% block all social media sites 42% block a few social media sites only 29% allow all […]

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