BOSTON, MA, Sep 08 (MARKET WIRE) --
The Standish Group's just-released report, "Trends in IT Compliance," shows that compliance is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the IT
workload. "Currently 15% of the average IT budget is dedicated to meeting compliance regulations," says Jim Johnson, chairman of The Standish
Group. "As the Information Technology budgets show signs of significant belt-tightening, this percentage could grow even higher." As it is, this
number equates easily to over $100 billion for United States organization.
"Every year more and more of our software development and purchases are dedicated to meeting compliance regulations," says Jim Crear, Standish
Group CIO. "Innovation isn't enough to prove the value of IT anymore; a strong IT department must prove out best practices through adherence to a
host of compliance procedures and through a streamlined governance process." Crear adds, "All this and a weak economy too!"
In the "Trends in IT Compliance" report The Standish Group has identified 10 drivers for compliance. Each driver identifies specific actions to be
addressed when considering compliance issues. The Standish Group's "Trends in IT Compliance" report is available free of charge to Standish Group
subscribers. Non-subscribers may obtain copies directly from The StandishGroup for $2,500 per copy.
About The Standish Group International, Inc.
Since 1985 The Standish Group, the leader in spotting future trends, has been helping end users and vendors of technology solutions prepare for the
future. The Standish Group delivers fast, consistent and reliable IT advice built on a solid foundation of primary research. For further
information on compliance and other trends, visit our website at: http://www.standishgroup.com
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