The growing volume of user email messages is escalating storage requirements and increasing the pressure on traditional email archiving solutions. Maintaining email archives to meet security, compliance or business policies is a struggle, with traditional in-house solutions facing a never-ending cycle of decreasing performance and increasing investments in costly technology.

Email: It's your most important business communication tool, but also the most risky. Increasing mail volumes and larger attachments drive the need for more mail servers, more storage and more resources to manage them. And concerns about confidentiality, compliance and data privacy are putting increased focus on outbound email.

After a sharp drop in November 2008, spam volume has quickly returned to previous highs. Many organizations saw a 30% to 40% increase in spam during the first weeks of 2009.


The two fundamental purposes of this report are first, to identify the strategies, high-level tactics, internal capabilities and frameworks, technologies, and services that top performing companies are employing to realize substantial business benefits from their Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs. Secondly, to provide a roadmap of actionable analysis and recommendations that both companies planning to develop an ERM program for the first time, and companies seeking to augment and optimize an existing initiative can leverage to improve their performance in assessing and managing risks strategically across the enterprise.


By Chris McClean, Forrester

Software applications for managing governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) continue to mature with impressive features and functions. Even more impressive are the organizational and strategic advancements companies are making by closely linking these three traditionally distinct functions;

By Lee Dittmar
Principle, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Issue No. 6 in the Risk Intelligence Series

The responsibilities facing today's chief information officer (CIO) are more demanding than ever, and CIOs are increasingly aware that informaton technology (IT)-related problems can come at a staggering cost to their organization's bottom line and reputation.


In May 2008, ISACA conducted a survey of members, managers and above to identify current business issues, supported by technology.

Kenneth Chin, Carolyn DiCenzo. Gartner

Well managed information archives are crucial as organizations strive to meet new compliance and discovery requirements.






Log in

Please Login to download this file

Username *
Password *
Remember Me






Go to top