Microsoft has an extensive ecosystem of software and systems integration partners with offerings in the governance, risk management and compliance space[i]. The three areas of governance, risk management and compliance intersect to a certain extent and some Microsoft partners have solution offerings bridging all three topics, such as Open Text[ii]. Other Microsoft partners have offerings that are individually focused on governance, risk management or compliance. For example, Prodiance offers spreadsheet control solutions that can help companies comply with internal financial control requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and internal auditing standards, such as GTAG-14.
The following is a listing of some white papers and weblogs authored by Microsoft partners on GRC-related topics that our blog readers may find of value:
Harland Financial Solutions:
Lexis Nexis Insurance:
[i] See e.g., the Microsoft “Governance, Risk Management and Governance Partner Solutions Guide”, located at http://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+risk+management+partner+guide&form=QBRE&qs=n&sk=. Microsoft partner solutions for specific GRC issues can also be located through the partner finder located here: https://solutionfinder.microsoft.com/.
[ii] See http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/open-text-featured-in-microsoft-technology-centers-for-governance-risk-and-compliance-solutions-91697959.html.
[iii] See http://conversations.opentext.com/.
[iv] See http://faxsolutionsblog.opentext.com/2010/09/20/announcement-%e2%80%93-fdic-issues-alert-re-sensitive-data-on-fax-machines/.
[v] See http://www.prodiance.com/downloads/requestwp_gtag14.asp
[vi] See http://endusercomputing.org/
[vii] See http://www.harlandfinancialsolutions.com/sub-items.php?item_id=2007012611313746&cat_id=2007010400410309&p1=000000000000000020070108151411472007010815043276&from_pc=
[viii] See http://www.harlandfinancialsolutions.com/sub-items.php?item_id=2007012611313746&cat_id=2007010400410309&p1=000000000000000020070108151411472007010815043276&from_pc=
[ix] See http://www.fiserv.com/white-papers_u.s.-financial-regulatory-reform-a-game-changer-for-financial-services.htm
[x] See http://www.accenture.com/Global/Research_and_Insights/Outlook/outlook-journal-2010-balance-risk.htm
[xi] See http://www.accenture.com/Global/Accenture_Blogs/default.htm
[xii] See http://blogs.accenture.com/security_blog/default.aspx
[xiii] See http://www.ifrsforbanks.com/default.aspx
[xiv] See http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/industryinsights/financial-services.aspx.