Saticon – “Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) for SharePoint – SharePoint Europe Conference 2011”

We would like to bring to your attention this Blog on 10th July,
‘Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) for SharePoint’ by
Donal Bourke Saticon. Saticon are one of our Sliver Exhibitors
at the European SharePoint Conference 2011 in Berlin 17th-20th October.

This year’s European SharePoint Conference in Berlin will be an
opportunity for GRC Professionals, business decision makers, IT
professionals, developers and end users to see how GRC solutions
based on the SharePoint platform can be used to include the whole
organisation in GRC and gain a greater return from their SharePoint
investment.

There are several factors which make SharePoint extremely
suitable as a platform for GRC solutions. Firstly, SharePoint has
found widespread adoption as the collaboration platform of choice
for the enterprise. Secondly, it provides a familiar user
environment using standard web browser based interactions and
integration with the ubiquitous Microsoft Office applications.

Building on top of the SharePoint platform the core compliance
processes of Policy/Document Management, Risk Management, Incident
Management, Audit Management & Training Management can be
configured which map to the core pillars of an effective GRC
solution.

Additionally, with the addition of an add-on commercial grade
workflow & web-form engine that integrates with Microsoft
SharePoint enables the easy implementation and enforcement of all
key regulated processes.

Often using these tools compliance processes can be developed
rapidly in an easy to use “Visio” style designer and published
directly to SharePoint. Thus removing the need for lengthy and
costly development and customisation projects. With standard
training, compliance and business owners can take control of their
process and ensure agility to respond to changing business needs
and regulatory requirements.

There are a range of of SharePoint editions in use including;
2010, Foundation, Standard, Enterprise, MOSS2007 & WSS3.0.
Importantly, all of functionality needed to implement effective GRC
is available on the “Inluded Free” Foundation and WSS 3.0 versions
of SharePoint which can save considerably on license fees for large
scale deployments.

Often add-on licensing is sensibly priced on a per server/cpu
basis and is unlimited in terms of concurrent users.

I hope this helps & I look forward to meeting you at the
conference and discussing how effective GRC can be implemented with
a strategy using SharePoint.

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