January 2012 Blog Posts (28)

I.T./data center excess gear

DO you have used/excess I.T. or data center gear you would like to liquidate? We can assist, we will return capital to your I.T. budget.

Added by Terry Fockler on January 31, 2012 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Heat Map Distortion

For most risk systems one big selling point is the heat map. It's tidy, it's colorful and in a macabre kind of way; it really energizes management to stare in ore at registered risks in the red zone.

Worthy or not, traditional heat maps distort risk reality, they squeeze risk into a two dimensional perspective that makes the…


Added by Martin Davies on January 31, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Good News Risk Management Story #2 (with a twist): 'Lucky' poker ace takes $1.6m prize

A more light hearted story than yesterday's on airline safetly.  

For those that read this story, Oliver previously worked in Risk Management for the Reserve Bank (Australia's central bank).  

Oliver is clearly a risk management 'successs story'...



Added by Peter Deans on January 31, 2012 at 6:27am — No Comments

nigel salt blogs

All my historic blogs are at http://nigeles.blogspot.com/ - the original blog site covers three main areas of interest namely, public sector IT governance and security, treatment of depression and insomnia and the provision for the disabled in the UK which relates to my daughter's need for managed independent living.

Those blog entries with a more "work" flavour are also on wordpress…


Added by nigel salt on January 30, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

Davos World Economic Forum Global Risks 2012

While the Davos event kicks on in the background, something worth taking a look at are the reports that have been released on the World Economic Forum's website.

The Insight Report on Global Risks 2012 (seventh edition) is an excellent and well pulled together paper.…


Added by Martin Davies on January 28, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

IBM Innovations in Business Analytics Virtual Launch

Be among the first to find out how you can empower everyone in your organization to assemble and analyze information, align decision-making and drive fact-based action - without asking IT to give up necessary control of technology or data.

. Attend the IBM Innovations in Business Analytics Virtual Event.

  • Hear DIRECTV explain how infusing analytics throughout their organization has led directly to performance that outpaces their competition
  • Learn how to create a…

Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on January 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Do risky strategies lead to failure?

Recent and ancient history alike are full of failures of companies having disregarded the risks induced by their strategy. No sector is spared and even the most successful executive can trip over. The aggressive strategy by Jon Corzine (former CEO of Goldman Sachs) of turning a US brokerage firm into a “capital markets-focused investment bank” and growing proprietary trading to produce 20% of overall revenues of the firms led, less than 9 months later, to the liquidation of MF Global…


Added by Ariane Chapelle on January 26, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Governance, Risk & Compliance

It's not the things you are afraid of that will kill you” - Mark Twain.…


Added by Richard Ellis PMP PRM on January 22, 2012 at 8:12pm — No Comments


In the world of risk 1+1 ≠2  and yet so many executives believe that it does but, while they do our banking risk systems will inevitably continue to fail us.  Why are banks risk processes so broken?

Continue reading why 1+1≠2 by following this [ …


Added by Martin Davies on January 22, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Managing IT and security Risks from Social Media in Your business (a webinar presentation)

Providing a holistic overview on the widespread private use by employees and how many businesses embraced social media in their communications

Examining current social media compliance policies with case studies

Potential security risks, phishing scams, malware attacks,

Protection of (fair use of) intellectual property: The need to address the protection of intellectual property in policies and procedures of the proper business use of social media

Analysing the…


Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on January 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments


Defined Contribution (Def Con) - Part 2

BenefitPlace.biz and BPTradeShow.com present their 2nd Installment of a discussion about an Employee Benefits Strategy,  Defined Contribution (Def Con), as it applies to the…


Added by Philip Eide on January 19, 2012 at 9:07pm — No Comments

10 Principles for Building an Effective Human Capital Plan

Almost every business leader will say that people are their most important asset, but few do anything about it. If you are going to take this principle seriously then human capital planning is crucial.

The Human Capital Plan is an important tool that organizations use to drive focused actions that can ensure goal achievement and business success. It allows organizations to assess, plan for, and respond proactively to its human capital challenges and needs. It helps shape the…


Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on January 19, 2012 at 4:58pm — No Comments

The SAS five key credit modelling challenges

The SAS five key credit modelling challenges

With regards to the banking sector, the development, refinement, calibration and validation of internal credit scoring and risk models is an on-going issue.

More can be found […


Added by Martin Davies on January 18, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Top 5 HR Compliance Concerns for Small Business

As the economic horizon continues to shift and belts tighten, small and medium sized companies — who typically have between 10 to 500 employees and represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) — may wind up being so focused on core business issues that they overlook one of their most potentially serious and costly issues — human resource compliance. Unlike their large-company counterparts, they lack the time and resources to build…


Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on January 18, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

5 ERM Steps to Prevent a Costa Concordia at Your Organization

The Costa Concordia, a Carnival Cruise Line owned ship, ran aground resulting in at least 6 deaths. This is a 4,000-passenger, 115,000 -ton cruise mega-ship, with the latest and greatest technology, as it is just 5 years old. As an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) professional, my forecast is that we will learn over the next six weeks that this is not the first near miss for the Costa Cruises…


Added by Steven Minsky on January 16, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Jack S. Dybalski, VP and Chief Risk Officer, Xcel Energy

In this challenging environment, board members and management executives are striving to maintain their tight grip on costs while maintaining a proper focus on enterprise-wide risk.

Jack S. Dybalski is Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Xcel Energy. He will be a key speaker at the marcus evans 5th Annual Enterprise Risk Management Conference taking place in from March 19-21, 2012 in Chicago, IL.

Jack Dybalski is the Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Xcel Energy…


Added by Michele Westergaard on January 16, 2012 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Is enterprise risk a journey or a destination?

A couple of days ago a customer asked me, is enterprise risk the end game and after reading a recent question on the Enterprise Risk Management linked-in forum, "Is enterprise risk a journey or a destination?", we have been encouraged to write briefly on this subject.

Added by Martin Davies on January 16, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments

IT Risk Management and Compliance Online Summit– Live January 19, 2012

IT risk management is becoming a priority for executives as security breaches and disasters are affecting the bottom line of organizations worldwide. It’s more crucial than ever to build a mature IT risk program and to continually assess it to identify current risks and prepare for potential risks.

Join this summit to learn how to build and maintain an IT risk management program that expands your organization's security and risk posture.

WHEN: All…


Added by Boris Agranovich on January 12, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

4 Weeks Left to Book Your Seat at the Life Sciences Internal Audit Conference

With only 4 weeks left until the Life Sciences Internal Audit Conference, February 8-9, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA, don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend the event!

Join key speakers, including:

Andy Weintraub, Director, Group Internal Audit at AstraZeneca

David Bolton, Internal Audit Manager at Biomet, Inc.

Tami McLaine, Director, Audit at Baxter International

Katie McCormick,…


Added by Michele Westergaard on January 11, 2012 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Next-Generation, Low-Latency Front-Office Computing for Capital Markets and How to Sell Backup to Your CFO

Learn how financial organizations can embrace a portable, standards-based architecture to create a predictable, sustainable millisecond response time environment that will increase revenue generation and opportunity optimization.

Capital markets have complex, data-intensive front-office environments that change in milliseconds. To survive and differentiate themselves, companies need predictable, high-performance technical solutions. They also must control costs. Until now, satisfying…


Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on January 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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