Auditing IT Investment Management: Aligning IT with Business Priorities
The “Holy Grail” for IT has always been to be closely aligned with business efforts. Ultimately, effective IT alignment really does require the ongoing and engaged involvement of all key participants. This article examines the never-ending process of aligning IT and business priorities and serves as a guide for implementation and improvement.
Get the Most from the Cloud (Without the Hidden Costs)
This article from Symantec Corp. Senior Product Marketing Manager Dave Elliott discusses common costs that businesses may be overlooking when taking advantage of the cloud's benefits.
Supply Chain Risk Questionnaire
The appropriate risk assessment approach applied to operational risks suggests the need for an end-to-end, extended enterprise view of the value chain, looking upstream to supplier relationships as well as downstream to channels. This document offers several questions to consider when evaluating supply chain risk.
Control Self-Assessment Questionnaire: Ethics
Self-assessment is a recognized best practice and has been applied to risks and controls for many years. This questionnaire serves as a basis for gathering information, including violations of government laws or regulations, breaches of policies like sharing internal information with competitors, bribing government employees, and getting involved in acts of harassment.
Business Process Benchmarking Tool – Sample
This template provides sample performance measures for the following business processes: accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, close the books, commissions, finance and accounting, fixed assets, internal audit, inventory, payroll, purchasing, spare parts, supply chain, tax, and travel and entertainment.
Business Intelligence in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry
This guide discusses the importance of implementing business intelligence (BI) solutions when working in the consumer packaged goods industry. It also includes a case study of a company that benefited from BI implementation.
CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates
Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing