October 12, 2012 | Palo Alto, California: The 2012 Gartner Symposium IT XPO that will be held in October 21- 25, 2012 in Florida is said to be one of the world’s most important gathering of Chief Information Officers and senior IT executives. Based on the theme, “Focus,Connect,Lead”, this learning and interactive platform aims to deepen the understanding of key emerging IT concepts, practical strategies to derive value from it, and the governance practices to address the new age IT risks and threats. MetricStream, the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Solutions will be among the best-of-breed security and compliance solution providers who will be showcasing its GRC solutions at the event.

The upsurge in the use of mobiles, social media, and cloud both within and outside the enterprise, has had a transformational impact on the IT ecosystem. The large amounts of information accessed and utilized while being beneficial for organizations have also ushered in risks and threats that have proved serious for many organizations.  And with newer security loopholes created with the advancement of technology, IT executives are revamping their IT security infrastructure to protect their organizations from security breaches, leakage of intellectual property, and thus prevent brand damage. What IT decision-makers need to look at is how they can leverage the capabilities of technology, establish best practices that are capable of mitigating unforeseen risk scenarios while at the same time take full advantage of technology in achieving business objectives.

MetricStream GRC solutions has enabled many of the world's largest companies as well as several mid-sized organizations to systematize GRC processes, enhance collaboration across business and improve reporting of risk and compliance metrics. The flexible and robust integrated GRC data model harmonizes all risks, controls, control assessments, processes, policies, regulations and other GRC elements in centralized libraries and delivers a superior user experience through intuitive navigation tools, visualization of GRC data, and simplified information sharing. Powerful reporting and dashboard features, and advanced analytics help organizations to proactively monitor risks and improve business performance.

MetricStream’s IT-GRC Solution is recognized for its workflow-driven approach to managing, communicating, and implementing IT policies and procedures across the enterprise. Built-in remediation workflows, embedded best practices, and automated alerts ensure that IT professionals can manage risk and compliance effectively while deriving the most value from IT.

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(www.metricstream.com).

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