How does Value Stream Mapping (VSM) help with Compliance (GRC)?


Value Stream Mapping (VSM) includes different techniques used to help organizations visualize and measure what happens during the process of adding value in the form of the good or services being produced. Properly developed Value Stream Maps:

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iPad - is just the design innovative?


When Apple unveiled its iPad this week, analysts have had mixed responses on first year revenue sales.  Is this just due to the product itself, or is the value chain part of the concern?  Is it the lack of camera, the challenge of multitasking, or  how/when Apple releases it through its global Ap

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Killer Mobile App for Doctors: Airstrip on an iPhone


From their website: Labor and delivery is among the most litigious areas of U.S. hospitals. The average indemnity cost for cases in which birth results in a negative, actionable outcome is $2.5 million.

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Privacy in the Clouds?


The privacy commissioner of Canada?s largest province has raised concerns about the use of third-parties to host data on the Internet, otherwise known as cloud computing, urging companies to adopt responsible identity management.

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Can firms afford to go green with their ICT?


A recent survey by Voltaire Ltd.

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Banking 2.0 - The Facebook Channel?


According to the results of a recent study of 1,000 Facebook users, issued by Web 2.0 technology provider WorkLight, people between the ages of 18 and 34 desire to interact with their financial institution in a Web 2.0 fashion.

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Green and Clean: Dell's focus on green design


We like the new Dell Studio Hybrid mini PC, with its modest starting price of $499 USD.  Dell's Hybrid mini PC puts less strain on component providers by being roughly 80 percent smaller than existing mini desktop computers, while requiring around 70 percent less power than a typical system.

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MiFID - Markets in Financial Instruments Directive


MiFID [Markets in Financial Instruments Directive] comes into effect on 1 November 2007, when it will replace the existing Investment Services Directive (ISD).

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Role of Technology in Identity Theft


Technology will continue to play a vital role in overcoming identity theft by improving ways that individuals and organizations conduct financial transactions and by increasing authentication methods.

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Intelligent Buildings - Growth in Connected Real Estate


Building usage and technology are changing the property landscape. At the commercial end of the market, there is a need for value creation for fully realizing building potential.

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Tactical Steps To Build a Real-Time, Cost-Driven IT Infrastructure


Harmonizing the IT department's view of the world with senior management's financial controls and business objectives has historically been a challenge at many companies, largely due to misperceptions on both sides about IT's role and strategic value.

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