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International eGRC: It’s a Small World After All

Mexico City, Mexico – Looking at the packed house today during EMC’s eGRC marketing presentation, I realized that concern about governance and risk as it pertains to electronic data is truly global.  The same amount of

Four Seasons

head nods occurred during the parts of the speech pertaining to organizations’ tendency to keep everything forever, the push and pull between IT and the business and legal units, and lack of transparency into their data.  I also spoke to a number of attendees afterwards.  Interestingly, some told me that at least in Mexico, there is a reluctance to move to the cloud, because corporations are uncomfortable with another entity being able to access and possibly look at their private data.   They prefer that their data remain

under their exclusive control.  Not surprisingly there is less of a concern around the risks of eDiscovery (for now a mostly a US phenomenon) and more interest around file intelligence and remediation as well as business continuity, disaster recovery and security management.  Also, as with the US, many of the organizations in Mexico are preparing to move off of 2003 and 2007 systems and up to the latest 2010 versions to take advantage of feature updates.  There was great interest in making these migrations easier by leaving behind older content for deletion or moving it to an archive where it can be managed under centralized policies and easily searched if necessary.  All in all,

Heidi Maher, Alfredo taborga Fernandez, Charles King (speakers)

Heidi Maher, Alfredo taborga Fernandez, Charles King (speakers)

EMC’s eGRC message combining the benefits of information governance with, business continuity management and security management all on a common RSA Archer Management Platform seemed well received.

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