Analysis: eWEEK Labs takes a look back at compliance products.Just as security became an issue no organization could ignore, so, too, has compliance come to infiltrate the hearts and minds of IT managers at companies big and smallwhether its compliance with regulatory requirements, industry standards or corporate governance initiatives (or, likely, all of the above). Theres no getting around it: Every business needs to make sure that its IT infrastructure is being leveraged to the max to deal with compliance issues. Of course, there are plenty of organizations out there that want to help your business handle compliancefrom software vendors pitching specialized compliance products to analysts whose grids list the leading companies in compliance technology.
Many of these companies pitch "compliance products." But, also like security, compliance cant be achieved with any one product. In fact, Id go so far as to say that theres no such thing as a compliance product.