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Spotlight on compliance

This special report compiles news and analysis on regulatory compliance, a top priority for anyone working with Oracle or in IT.

Everyone from DBAs to CIOs has cited compliance as a top priority for businesses this year -- compliance legislation affects every part of IT operations. How can you ensure that your company is complying with regulatory standards? Do your data management techniques need improving? Are there holes in your security strategy? Are your patches up to date? Is your Oracle software up to snuff? Is there enough room in your budget to tackle all these concerns? Throughout this month, examined the impact that compliance has on your world. This special report compiles news, analysis, white papers and expert advice on this topic, including breaking articles and content from our archives, to help you face the challenges ahead.


  Data management for compliance  


  • Is MDM all hype?: The new emphasis on master data management (MDM) technology and how it can aid with compliance and other issues isn't resonating with everyone. Does MDM really warrant the hype?
  • DAMA attendees share trends in the trenches: Semantics, universal data models and compliance are transforming data management, according to data professionals at a recent Data Management Association (DAMA) event.
  • Wrangling the data behemoth: Regulatory compliance and business intelligence issues are driving explosive growth in the amount of data that enterprises keep, access and secure.
  • Data management market heats up: Thanks to compliance concerns, scattered data and integration difficulties, the market for master data management will exceed $10 billion, according to IDC.
  • Locking down your sensitive Oracle data: Every company says that securing its databases is a priority, but almost every one that Kenny Smith has seen has unwittingly left a door open to attack. Smith discusses security in this Q&A.
  • Compliance becomes best practice -- everywhere: Compliance policies are now driving data retention decisions even in unregulated businesses, analysts say.


  Your career: Making compliance a priority  


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