Most CIOs have been intimately involved in meeting Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) deadlines and setting up auditing reporting processes. But if you're tempted to sigh in relief as your company becomes compliant - don't. Rather, this is the time to investigate the talk you've heard of "beyond SOX." As the reality of corporate boards' new accountabilities is played out, the CIO will be highly impacted. What specifically should you be doing now to keep up with fundamental changes in corporate governance?
The five things that A.T. Kearney consultants are recommending makes some sense. The close kinship with EDS makes the items look like they are designed for a CIO. The point is that the IT organization has a tremendous responsibility to continue to try and move as fast as the business is changing. This by itself is a formidable task. The key to keeping the business in alignment with Information Systems is to make sure you have a robust Enterprise Architecture initiative.
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