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The Best Guarantors of Brand and Reputation Are Good People

by French Caldwell  |  May 1, 2014  |  2 Comments

Last week my colleagues Andrew Walls, Stessa Cohen and I published the “Regulated Social Media Survival Guide.”  While not all enterprises have strict regulations that limit how they can use social media, all do have in common the need to manage risk to brand and reputation.  I’ve been at the MetricStream GRC Summit today and [...]

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A Revolution in GRC Affairs at Gartner (or burning the EGRC mq)

by French Caldwell  |  February 4, 2014  |  3 Comments

Gartner’s coverage of vendors in the GRC marketplace is about to change.  The main reason for the change, as noted in the most recent Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms Magic Quadrant, is that GRC solutions buyers are shifting away from a platform-centric approach to one focused on targeted solutions for specific use cases. A [...]

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WikiLeaks, Twitter and the Risks to Political Order

by French Caldwell  |  February 8, 2011  |  1 Comment

Arguably if you are an authoritarian leader who is threatened to be deposed, you view social media that your opponents use to organize protests as a threat.  On the other hand, if your supporters can use it to organize counter-protests, then you might see it as an opportunity — perhaps this explains why Egyptians saw [...]

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Learning from Aunt Elsie

by French Caldwell  |  January 25, 2011  |  Comments Off

Aunt Elsie never went to the grocery store.  She’d call in her grocery list over the phone, and the grocer would deliver.  One day in the 1950s, Aunt Elsie called my grandmother and said, “Emily, do you ever shop at a supermarket?”  My grandmother said of course she did, and Aunt Elsie asked to accompany [...]

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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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Should Your Principles Be on a Wiki?

by French Caldwell  |  August 20, 2009  |  3 Comments

A NYT piece about how the Army is using wikis to write doctrine made the rounds on a Gartner analyst e-mail DL today. Doctrine is supposedly doctrine because the principles it teaches age slowly.  So, is a wiki the right vehicle for maintaining doctrine?  I imagine the colonels who really write the Army’s doctrine must [...]

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