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1. Data Quality for BASEL II. 
Today financial services institutions must meet the standards for data quality attestation by the FFEIC regulators of risk reporting. This paper discusses the platform and domain expertise needed to support the rigorous demands of commercial and retail risk reporting.
Leveraging the solution platform and the risk reporting process templates delivers a combination of fact-based insight, evidence of action and documentation, and business accuracy in support of internal and Federal data audits.

2. Where is Your Risk? 
Insurers must combine information from disparate systems, applications, and business units to create an enterprise view of risk. By developing a process to incorporate geocodes into location intelligence, insurers can build a more accurate assessment of risk.
As insurers strive to create an enterprise view of risk, they struggle to combine information from disparate systems, applications, and business units. By developing a strategy and a process that incorporate geocodes into location intelligence, insurers can build a more accurate assessment of their exposure and risk.

3. Top 5 HR Compliance Concerns for Small Business. As the economic horizon continues to shift and belts tighten, small and medium sized companies — who typically have between 10 to 500 employees and represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) — may wind up being so focused on core business issues that they overlook one of their most potentially serious and costly issues — human resource compliance. Unlike their large-company counterparts, they lack the time and resources to build infrastructure and processes that are beyond core business objectives. But if entrepreneurs and smaller business owners are focused solely on growth and product, how do they know what issues to look for in order to protect the company? This is a must-read paper that discusses th top 5 HR compliance issues they may face.

4. Databases at Risk (based upon a survey of 179 North American security professionals. In a recent Research Brief, ESG analyzed the current state of database security. Based upon a survey of 179 North American-based security professionals working at organizations with over 1,000 employees, ESG found that:Databases house a higher percentage of confidential data than any other type of data repository.Database security depends upon too many manual processes .Enterprise-class organizations aren’t diligent enough about database security. This Research Brief categorizes databases as a “dangerous and growing security gap” – and offers steps to improve database security across the enterprise, such as implementing “database security tools that provide a suite composed of database discovery, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, user monitoring, logging, encryption, and policy-based enforcement, and using “these tools to automate error prone manual processes and homegrown scripts.”

5. Finance 2011 | Time to Build the "Last Mile" Whitepaper
The last 20 years have seen great changes in the finance function. Yet many finance teams still spend far too much time on mundane tasks. David Axson, author of The Management Mythbuster, explains how insightful analytics and a systematic approach to risk management can drive dramatic improvements in the quality and value that finance organizations deliver.

6. Is Untested Third-Party Code Threatening Your Business?
The recently released Forrester Consulting Software Integrity Risk Report reveals that 56% of third-party code is untested for quality and security in development - an alarming statistic given that over 90% of you are using third party code.
Join this live webcast presented by Chenxi Wang from Forrester Research who will reveal the key findings of the study and specific steps you can take to reduce the risk of these threats to your business.

7.Get FREE Desktop Tool for Continuous Monitoring of Your VMware ESX Server and its VM's. Try our free VM Monitor - an easy-to-use desktop tool that continuously monitors a VMware® ESX Server and its virtual machines. Keep an eye on critical health statistics, including VM name, guest OS, and VM state, as well as processor, memory, and network usage. Begin monitoring virtualized servers right out-of-the-box

8. Best Practices in Data Protection: Encryption, Key Management and Tokenization. This white paper describes best practices in encryption, key management and tokenization and how an integrated, multi-level solution can effectively meet these best practices.Protecting sensitive and business-critical data is essential to a company’s reputation, profitability and business objectives. Companies know they can’t afford a data breach – customer churn, loss of business, brand damage, fines and litigation. In today’s global market, where business data and personal information know no boundaries, traditional point solutions that protect certain devices or applications against specific risks are insufficient to provide cross-enterprise data security.

9. Try the Market Leading Talent Management Solution.  Learn how thousands of HR pros are simplifying and automating their talent management process, and seeing brilliant strategic results.

10. The Road Toward IFRS. IFRS is going to affect U.S. business accounting practices in the next few years. Understanding how the IFRS works is imperative for business executives as they prepare for the future of accounting.Although finalized plans are not yet set in stone, the U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles will soon be integrated with the International Financial Reporting Standards, changing the face of accounting practices in America. Learn more in The Road Towards IFRS.

11. Moving Your Business to the Cloud with NetSuite and Google Apps, Google Apps for business. The benefits of Google Apps and cloud computing extend far beyond just business communication and productivity. Today there are a growing number of cloud applications for virtually every aspect of your business through the Google Apps Marketplace. Literally hundreds of vendors now offer products and services through the Marketplace that integrate directly with all of your other View this TechRepublic Webcast, now available on demand.

12. Making Tough but Smart Decisions During an Economic Downturn. Download to learn how companies can make the best moves during a reduction in force, where do they get the data to make sound decisions and how can they make the best possible choices that won't have a long-term impact.Check it out today:

13. Restoring trustability of Financial Institutions. How banks and other financial firms can rebuild and measure the trust they've established with customers.Building trust takes time. And when trust has been damaged, whether by real or perceived actions, companies must work harder and smarter to ensure they are taking every possible action to continually enhance the customer's trust. In this 1to1 Executive Dialogue, Don Peppers, Founding Partner at Peppers & Rogers Group, and MJ Crabbe-Barberis, a CRM expert who has led marketing strategies for Fortune 100 companies including JPMorgan Chase and Citibank, discuss trustability within the financial services sector.

14. Cloud Computing - Latest Buzzword or a Glimpse of the Future? Cloud computing frees up budgets hand-cuffed by IT expenses. Instead of purchasing software licenses and hardware for new employees and locations, businesses simply add accounts to expand computing capacity. This paper surveys cloud computing today: What are the benefits? Why are businesses embracing it? What are its payoffs and pitfalls? Check it out here:

15. Platform-as-a-Service Private Cloud with Oracle Fusion Middleware. Cloud computing is one of the hottest topics in IT today, but many IT professionals are struggling to determine how best to achieve cloud's promises of agile deployment and elastic capacity without losing control over data, security, and quality of service. Download this free white paper to learn how platform-as-a-service private cloud offers enterprises one of the best ways to take advantage of cloud computing.

16. Download The 2011 Buyer’s Guide to Accounting and Financial Software and learn: New buyers guide to accounting and financial software The different software options available: on-premise, hosted, and cloud computing. The 7 step evaluation process for selecting accounting applications. What's different about the cloud and what are the benefits for the finance department?How to calculate ROI of cloud computing versus on-premises software. The new factors to consider and look for in 2011

17. International Growth Strategies Main Drivers, Goals, Opportunities and Potential Risks. Switzerland Trade & Investment Promotion continues to rank at the top of key FDI indicators and is a strong location for North American companies looking for fast and sustainable growth in Switzerland and the European market. Join us for an online discussion about globalization trends, drivers and opportunities and how they affect today's business strategies.Register today to join this discussion!!

18. Business benefits, challenges and best practices of Material Master Data Management. 26-page information rich whitepaper on the business benefits, challenges and best practices of Material Master Data Management. Wondering why most organizations are challenged in driving continuing positive ROI from their system consolidation exercise? You may be just a step away from unlocking the huge ROI trapped in your scattered and fragmented Material Master data.Read what eminent Meta group analysts, Barry Wilderman and Bruce Hudson have to say about the impact of Material Master Consolidation in your system consolidation

19. Automatically Recover Your Business This one-pager discusses the cost savings and ease of management advantages by automating disaster recovery plans and tasks.

20. An Executive's Guide to Cutting HR Costs

Learn about key HR areas that ALL entrepreneur's will eventually face. Entrepreneurial execs know that they need to follow the rules, but they may not realize what decisions may lead to the two vital components that keep HR costs lower: Increasing productivity and Minimizing human capital expenses