The Compliance Solution Accelerators team has just released valuable extensions to the IT Compliance Management Series. And with “Companies now spend(ing) about 8.5 percent of their IT budgets on compliance needs," says French Caldwell, an analyst at Gartner (CIO Magazine, Sept 2007), these couldn’t be more timely. These new offerings provide specific technical guidance and resources for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
The IT Compliance Management Series will help you shift the burden of your IT governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) efforts from people to IT systems and implement controls to address IT GRC requirements that apply to your organization. This series is intended for IT managers and IT professionals who must plan, implement, or configure Microsoft products and who want to ensure that IT GRC requirements are addressed efficiently and effectively.
In addition to the already released IT Compliance Management Guide, the series now includes Beta versions of IT Compliance Management: Windows 7 and IT Compliance Management: Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Reviewers are asked to provide feedback on this collection of guides, resources, and compliance baselines that provide direction on how to enable Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 to support your organization’s key IT GRC initiatives by taking advantage of features and technology inherent in the operating systems.