Gone are the days when IT departments existed only to repair routine computer problems or answer simple tech questions. As the dependence on technology has continued to grow throughout the past few decades, so too have the expectations dealing with the regulatory compliance issues that surround it. The creation of new technologies has resulted in new responsibilities, and as more and more organizations are faced with the task of adhering to a multitude of regulatory compliance standards, the issue of “how can we improve our efforts?” becomes more and more pertinent.
The fact is that the majority of IT departments are now responsible for adhering to more than one set of compliance requirements, while many face more than four. Finding ways to manage each set of compliance standards efficiently, sufficiently and effectively has become an increasingly difficult endeavor, but fortunately, there are several methods of ideology here.