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Archives for January, 2010


Learning the Same Lessons Again from Haiti

by French Caldwell  |  January 20, 2010  |  1 Comment

Having grown up in hurricane country, I have a pretty good idea as to the barriers to disaster relief.  My hometown of Pascagoula has seen two “storms of a lifetime” in my lifetime and countless other hurricanes and tornadoes.  So though I have something to say, understanding the barriers to rapid relief as I do [...]

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Spy vs Spy — China and Google

by French Caldwell  |  January 13, 2010  |  9 Comments

So how about that Google — they’ve finally come back to their core principle: Do No Evil. Not so fast, though.  With both Google and China, what’s on the surface is not what’s really happening. So, some speculation on Google’s new approach to China — and remember this is just purely personal speculation — and [...]

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We Come to Kill GRC, Not to Praise IT

by French Caldwell  |  January 12, 2010  |  6 Comments

I’ve been involved in some discussions recently around GRC that remind me about the arguments around KM — as to whether it is a valid term or not.  The antagonists argue that GRC does more harm than good.  They argue that the term creates market confusion, that the vendors that claim to offer GRC solutions [...]

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Mind the Gap on Executive Pay

by French Caldwell  |  January 11, 2010  |  1 Comment

In the heyday that preceded the crash, banks did not take the public sentiment about huge bonuses seriously, but what’s surprising is that since the crash they haven’t figured out a way to reward risk takers without risking their reputations.  When the gap between public expectations of corporate behavior, and the actions taken by corporations [...]

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2010 Starts with GRC Market Consolidations

by French Caldwell  |  January 10, 2010  |  3 Comments

While most GRC market watchers were analyzing the EMC-Archer deal, another perhaps even more telling merger was occuring. The CEOs of BPS and Resolver, two small Canadian enterprise GRC platform vendors, brought their two companies together. BPS’ market focus has been large companies, while Resolver has focused on small to mid-size companies. The combination of [...]

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