Saturday, November 01, 2008

Microsoft IT Compliance Management Guide

This is a new solution accelerator publichsed by Microsoft to help shifting IT governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) efforts from people to technology. It aims to help IT people to understand better on how to address GRC with an IT management framework implemented.

Click here for the IT Compliance Management Guide.

Published: October 29, 2008

About This Solution Accelerator

The IT Compliance Management Guide can help you shift your governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) efforts from people to technology. This Accelerator helps you better understand how an IT management framework can help you implement controls to address GRC requirements that apply to your organization. In addition, you can use its configuration guidance to help efficiently address your organization's GRC objectives.

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The IT Compliance Management Guide is a Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 companion guide that is based on the Regulatory Compliance Planning Guide. It addresses GRC authority document requirements.

The IT Compliance Management Resources workbook provides an extensive inventory of GRC–related configuration and management guidance organized by Microsoft products.

"This guide contains the information that will enable IT professionals to have an informed discussion with their GRC subject matter experts, including legal and audit personnel. The overview of the audit process and descriptions of general GRC terminology and control concepts will allow IT professionals to be an active participant in these discussions. The associated workbook provides a comprehensive list of Microsoft resources that address GRC planning and product configuration topics relevant to IT professionals.