November 12, 2014 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, the market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Management solutions, will participate at the Gartner Symposium IT Expo 2014 to be held in Barcelona, Spain from November 9-13, 2014. MetricStream, participating as an "Emerging Tech Sponsor" at the event, will demonstrate its sophisticated IT GRC, BCM and Enterprise GRC solutions at booth ET 13. 

Organizations around the world are relying more and more on their IT functions to ensure safe, secure, and uninterrupted business processes and operations. While IT assists in improving the efficiency and efficacy of the business, if not tightly managed, can also pose several challenges to the organization, increasing susceptibility to various enterprise risks. Many IT investments today fail to enhance business operations as a result of their disjunction with business objectives. In order for organizations to benefit fully from emerging technologies, more emphasis needs to be placed on strengthening IT governance. Any gap between IT processes and organizational business goals can lead to significant risk exposure and losses. Hence, it becomes necessary for the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to properly define the organization’s IT objectives, risk management efforts, compliance management, audit management, incident management, value delivery, and alignment of IT governance to corporate governance and the business manifesto. CIOs have to invest considerable resources and efforts to implement an integrated IT governance program spanning the entire IT value chain, including IT architecture, strategy, infrastructure, data, outsourcing, and the application lifecycle. In addition, a custom IT governance control function should be in place to perform continuous monitoring, tracking, and enhancement of the IT governance model. 

The Gartner Symposium IT Expo 2014 in Barcelona will feature various sessions by highly experienced and qualified CIOs from distinguished organizations. During this five-day event, MetricStream will lead an Emerging Technology presentation on the topic "Aligning IT Governance with Business Objectives - Key Trends in IT Governance 2014." This presentation will take place on the show room on Tuesday, November 11th between 6:30 – 6:45pm. This session has been designed to offer participants valuable insights into the key challenges, concerns, and developments in the IT industry. 

MetricStream’s industry-leading IT GRC, BCM and Enterprise GRC solutions are used by organizations around the world to create, assess, monitor and manage their IT governance programs using a robust control framework. MetricStream solutions, which won accolades as ‘Top Ranked GRC Offering – 2014,’ simplify risk assessment processes by bringing together risk-related data and associated controls in a single and flexible platform, thereby facilitating more proactive and timely remedial actions. 

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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.(

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