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Volume 5, 2017

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Key Competencies of the Effective Governance Professional

Key Competencies of the Effective Governance Professional
20 September 2017
Noman Sultan, Ph.D., CISM, CGEIT, CITP

Over the last 20 years, organizations have realized that they need to effectively manage and retain high-quality employees in order to be successful. It is extremely important that organizations invest in their leadership capabilities because leaders play an integral role in motivating, inspiring and influencing talent management. One leadership expert defines leadership as “the process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal.”

Leadership is a process that can be taught through developmental experiences. Although individual differences in effective leaders are important, there is substantial evidence to show that effective leadership is a process and individuals need to acquire certain important skills to maximize their ability. Read More >>

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Vimal ManiThe Future Looks Promising for Blockchain Technology
25 September 2017
Vimal Mani, CISA, CISM, Six Sigma Black Belt

Being a banker, I strongly consider blockchain technology to be a technology juggernaut that is going to transform the financial services sector by increasing transaction efficiency, transparency and security while reducing costs. Through the distributed ledger mechanism, blockchain technology will eliminate the need to have intermediaries for the end-to-end trading process. This will certainly attract investment banks as it will help them reduce the costs involved in the trading process and significantly increase transaction speed.

Also, the implementation of blockchain technology will help banks integrate ledger and processing systems, reduce reconciliation activities, and streamline clearing and settlement. The benefits of blockchain applications are predicted to be significant. Read More >>

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What's New for Nonmembers

IS Audit Basics Articles

Doing More With Less

Audit Programs

The Soft Skills Challenge, Part 7

Data Management Body of Knowledge—A Summary for Auditors

Risk-based Audit Planning for Beginners

The Auditors, IS/IT Policies and Compliance


Full Journal Issues

Volume 5, 2016 Cybersecurity

Volume 4, 2016 Mobile Apps

Volume 3, 2016 Data Privacy

Volume 2, 2016 Project Management: Methodologies and Associated Risk

Volume 1, 2016 Transforming the Auditor

Volume 6, 2015 The Internet of Things