IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

Control System


September 6, 2010  3:00 PM

Compliance through Automation: Expert Systems – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Business Analyst, Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Techniques, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Protocol Analysis, System Analyst

Several methods exist for a knowledge engineer to obtain knowledge. One option is to go through textbooks and professional journals with the intent to extract definitions, axioms, and rules that apply to the issue. This type of knowledge acquisition is especially useful for...

September 2, 2010  3:50 PM

Compliance through Automation: Expert Systems – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Business Analyst, Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Techniques, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, System Analyst

Expert system development is usually a four step process. It starts with the knowledge engineer obtaining an understanding of a particular judgment issue. It is followed by the acquisition of thought...


August 30, 2010  4:39 PM

Compliance through Automation: Expert Systems – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Business Analyst, Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Techniques, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, System Analyst

IT usually pervades all organizational formations pursuing effective and efficient processing in response to compliance requirements, thus facilitating better decision-making through various information...


August 26, 2010  4:17 PM

Compliance through Automation: Expert Systems – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Techniques, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, System Analyst

Technology is an ever changing tool driven by compliance requirements as well as entity-centric needs to satisfy market demands. For compliance requirements, IT deployments tend to be...


August 23, 2010  4:15 PM

Compliance through Automation: Decision Support Systems – Part VIII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Support Systems, Decision Techniques, DSS, Game Theory, Information System, Linear Programming, Operations Research, Word Processing Software

Decision-making is the process of evaluating alternatives and choosing from among them. Information may drive leadership; however, data accuracy and completeness are prerequisites to ensuring appropriate decisions are made. A DSS commonly assists middle-level and upper-level managers in...


August 19, 2010  2:49 PM

Compliance through Automation: Decision Support Systems – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Support Systems, Decision Techniques, DSS, Game Theory, Information System, Linear Programming, Operations Research, Word Processing Software

Information asset value is continuously increasing in this information age due to integration into decision-making processes. Compliance decisions are of high visibility, often offer immediate results, tend to be goal...


August 16, 2010  2:40 PM

Compliance through Automation: Decision Support Systems – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Support Systems, Decision Techniques, DSS, Game Theory, Information System, Linear Programming, Operations Research, Word Processing Software

DSS models are abstractions that operate as substitutes for actual circumstances under evaluation. A model-driven DSS emphasizes access to and manipulation of statistical, financial, optimization, or simulation archetypes. Consequently, a


August 12, 2010  6:40 PM

Compliance through Automation: Decision Support Systems – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Support Systems, Decision Techniques, DSS, Game Theory, Information System, Linear Programming, Operations Research, Word Processing Software

There are many types of detail variables that may be associated with a mathematical model. Binary variables are employed for "go" and "no-go" decisions. Furthermore,


August 9, 2010  6:31 PM

Compliance through Automation: Decision Support Systems – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Support Systems, Decision Techniques, DSS, Game Theory, Information System, Linear Programming, Operations Research, Word Processing Software

At a minimum, compliance decision support systems should include word processing, database, spreadsheet, and modeling capabilities. Of these capabilities, modeling is crucial to reducing response uncertainty regarding circumstances that require a


August 5, 2010  4:13 PM

Compliance through Automation: Decision Support Systems – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Support Systems, Decision Techniques, DSS, Game Theory, Information System, Linear Programming, Operations Research, Quality of Management

Generally, supporting decisions with software and hardware is wholly inadequate if there is no specific idea about the kinds of decisions to be made. There are different types of decisions regarding


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