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What is Matter Management? And Why it Matters to Legal Ops

What made matter management so important, so broadly, so quickly? Faced with the challenge of managing thousands of new legal matters every year, from both internal and external sources, corporate legal teams recognized that managing this process manually isn’t an option anymore. Not only do they need automation and control throughout a matter’s lifecycle, legal […]

GRC vs. Gartner IRM

GRC vs. IRM – Is there a Difference?

Those of you who follow GRC pundit Michael Rasmussen may have seen his recent post on the “IRM Emperor (Gartner) Has No Clothes.” In it, Rasmussen lays out his issues with the latest Gartner Integrated Risk Management (IRM) Magic Quadrant release and encourages organizations to be cautious and skeptical of Gartner’s results. His issues with […]

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2 Practical Ways to Enforce “Tone from the Top” Compliance  

In the 1949 movie Twelve O’Clock High, Gregory Peck, who plays a military officer, drives straight onto a secure military base without being stopped. The sentry never checks his ID, and as a result, blatantly violates security protocol. Rather than letting this mishap slide, Peck stops the car and chews the young soldier out for […]

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Data Privacy – This Year’s Hottest Topic

At Mitratech, I work in the division of the company that develops solutions in the areas of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). At first blush to an outsider, this may not sound very exciting and might even sound somewhat boring, but actually it’s quite the opposite. The reason why it’s exciting is because in GRC we […]

legal workflow automation, a must for business

Why Legal Now Means Business

Legal’s no longer just a profession – it’s now big business, with a greater eye on profitability and efficiency than ever, Mark A. Cohen discusses in a recent Forbes post.   “Law is now a three-legged stool supported by legal, technological and business expertise,” Cohen writes. “Technologists are working with lawyers – end-users – to design […]

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4 Ways Top Companies Use Data to Drive Compliance (and Business)

What’s the best way to bring your compliance function up to speed? Most people agree it’s to learn from the experts. The people who’ve been there, done that, and driven success for their companies to boot. Compliance Week provided the perfect opportunity to mine the brains of industry giants for golden nuggets of compliance wisdom. […]

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Gartner Calls Mitratech a Visionary in Their First IRM Magic Quadrant

Integrated Risk Management (IRM) is here, and the folks here at Mitratech could not be happier. Recently Gartner concluded GRC had grown and evolved to become associated with many compliance driven initiatives designed to improve corporate governance and internal control. Recognizing the need for a rethink on the subject, IRM was born. As Gartner puts […]

Gartner Risk Management Magic Quadrant

Reflections on Gartner’s IRM Magic Quadrant

For the past seven years, I have been a product marketer focused on the growing and changing technology needs of corporate legal departments. In a world where business moves faster than ever and where company results can be impacted by a myriad of external forces including public perception, geographical expansion, new regulations, and employee incidents, […]