Virtually every type of business needs to meet certain standards to ensure the safety and security of people and reduce business risk. However, some industries such as finance, healthcare, energy and government are more highly regulated, creating significant work for their risk, compliance and supporting IT teams.
Complying with regulations can be a costly and onerous task that many organizations undertake piecemeal. Many risk and compliance departments don’t work proactively with their IT organizations to manage compliance, instead they react to audits as they come and simply work with IT by issuing work requests. But organizations that make compliance an integral part of their IT function can transform compliance into a competitive advantage and never more so than with the help of automation.
Automation offers a powerful advantage in highly regulated industries by helping those organizations successfully pass audits and then maintain compliance consistently over time. Indeed, using automation to meet compliance can result in a competitive edge by making your business more nimble, better able to respond to changing market conditions and allowing you to implement projects more quickly. Using automation can allow you to make your IT infrastructure an accelerator towards achieving business goals.
In their white paper, Automation is Key to Making Compliance a Competitive Advantage, NetCraftsmen discusses:
·The challenges that regulated industries face in maintaining compliance
·How compliance can be for good business
·The benefits of automation
·How automation can transform compliance into a competitive advantage
·How to get started with automation
·How to find the right automation partner