Compliance and Governance: A cross-functional priority

Embrace regulations as more benefit than burden

For many organizations regulatory compliance is at the top of the list and 42% of executives surveyed expect the size of their compliance teams to grow.1

A combination of Brexit, the modernization of EU privacy rules and a heightened focus on climate change have put regulatory reform squarely into the spotlight.

Regulatory reform is no longer just a job for compliance. The new requirements are affecting all departments within the enterprise—from marketing to legal to IT through to HR. Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that organizations report that the volume and pace of regulatory change is the top concern, followed by putting those changes into operation.2

Surge ahead: Speed compliance with information governance

To get ahead of compliance requirements, you need the right information governance (IG) tools. But with numerous IG solutions saturating the marketplace, how do you distinguish real value from the hype?

Start with this Gartner report, Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, to get details on:

  • More than 20 IG technologies, ranging from file analysis and predictive analytics to enterprise information archiving and contract life cycle management, that help you maintain information compliance
  • Specific use cases for each technology to assess whether they are right for your organization
  • Technology evaluations, according to maturity level and benefits, that help distinguish hype from real value at a glance

Most importantly, you’ll get practical advice on whether to leverage the technologies and guidance on how to make the most of them.

Compliance is good for business

Having a strong compliance posture builds customer trust and brand loyalty, which means lasting and positive business relationships. In fact, consumers gravitate towards brands that publicize their compliance practices.3 And studies also show that companies that are able to link business risks with strategic imperatives tend to achieve better profit margin growth.4

Yes, penalties from non-compliance can certainly hurt and potentially destroy business. But compliance doesn’t have to be a necessary evil. Why not make compliance a positive differentiator across the enterprise?

Conquer compliance now

Take action for GDPR readiness

The GDPR is a wake-up call for issues of information security, breach detection and data governance.

Become a greener enterprise

Lower your carbon footprint, reduce costs and boost efficiencies. Learn how to transition from paper-based to digital processes. Lead with green.

Improve agility to prepare for Brexit

Rethink your business processes to prepare for the uncertainty of Brexit. Learn to tackle contract governance and HR compliance.

Ensure accessibility compliance

Digital accessibility isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. Learn why it matters now more than ever.

Speed compliance

In the U.S. alone, approximately 23,000 regulatory measures are proposed annually across industries. How do you get—and stay—ahead?

Is compliance really a competitive advantage?

Learn how you stack up in the EIU report.

Overcome your compliance challenges

Learn the top 5 compliance challenges facing organizations and how you can overcome them.

Test your compliance IQ—take the quiz!

Knowledge is key to avoiding the risks of non-compliance. Take this one-minute quiz to see if you’re a compliance genius—or a generalist.

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Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2016, Jie Zhang, 5 July 2016: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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