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Compliance tops IT priority list

Compliance tops IT priority list

by Rick Turoczy on November 10, 2004

Regulatory compliance is the biggest issue facing IT professionals, according to a major global survey. Data privacy legislation was highlighted as the top compliance concern of the 758 IT decision-makers questioned by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), on behalf of software supplier Mercury.

Anti-money laundering was the second biggest issue globally, followed by the US Sarbanes-Oxley accounting directive and the Basel II credit risk regulations.

But 31 per cent of UK respondents identified International Accounting Standards as the top priority, compared to a 16 per cent response from the rest of the world.

Compliance tops IT priority list

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