Jul 27 2009   3:25PM GMT

CIO weekly wrap-up: ERM, NAC, cloud computing, IT outsourcing in 2009

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No weather-related complaints from me this week – it’s definitely summer in New England. Though it’s steamy out, I couldn’t be happier!

Here’s the latest content from, where this past week we focused on enterprise risk management, evaluating network access control (NAC), cloud computing and IT outsourcing trends in 2009.

Enterprise risk management quiz for CIOs – ERM is getting increased attention due to concerns about data protection, NAC, cloud computing and compliance. Learn more about ERM and take our quiz.

Evaluating network access control: NAC policy enforcement matters — After thinking through your usage cases for NAC, select the enforcement approach that meets your security requirements, budget and complexity tolerance.

If cloud computing companies form ecosystems, users will benefit – A partner network hosted by one provider, like Amazon’s EC2, can mean cost and performance advantages for customers of those services. Here’s how.

IT outsourcing trends 2009: Latest deals for the recession and beyond – IT outsourcing trends in 2009 are evolving rapidly as the economic recession, IT offshoring scandals and the drive for cost savings change how IT outsourcing contracts are structured. Check out our quick guide to IT outsourcing for more information.

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