SOURCE: Intellection Strategies

October 21, 2008 12:06 ET

Intellection Strategies' James DeLuccia Shares Insights With Business Leaders on Global Competition, Governance and IT Operations

Now Available Free, Intellection Strategies "Insider Perspectives" Research Briefs Advise Executives on Strategies and Best Practices for Navigating Today's Challenging Business Climate

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - Intellection Strategies Inc., an expert provider of business and technology management advisory services, today announced that it is making select reserved client reports, Insider Perspectives, available free of charge to business leaders.

Authored by Intellection Strategies managing director James DeLuccia IV, the Insider Perspectives research briefs provide strategies and best practices to help executives successfully navigate global competition, achieve efficiencies in technology operations, develop global governance programs, satisfy international regulatory requirements and manage, control, operate and secure the IT function. Originally published exclusively for Intellection Strategies clients, three of DeLuccia's Insider Perspectives research briefs are now available for download from the company's website.

The Insider Perspectives research briefs are built upon the foundation established in this year's top book on IT compliance and controls, "IT Compliance and Controls - Best Practices for Implementation," authored by DeLuccia and published by John Wiley & Sons worldwide. Offering a broad and up-to-date perspective of DeLuccia's best ideas on business strategy with fresh ideas, insights and practical lessons for managers, executives and entrepreneurs in every industry, the briefs represent an essential companion for executives who are rethinking their business strategy.

"Expanding into new regions, foreign markets or unknown verticals, or shifting the focus of business operations often requires 'getting back to the basics' as well as considering radical departures," said DeLuccia. "Insider Perspectives research briefs contain thought-provoking concepts about reducing costs and gaining market share, as well as traversing the digital environment on a risk and business agility level."

The ideas presented in the briefs represent concepts, approaches, analysis and observations developed and tested in the course of DeLuccia's work with clients worldwide to improve corporate position and performance as well as industry research and empirical findings. The research pulls from historical occurrences and multi-disciplinary fields such as Complexity and Systems Thinking theories and applications. Executives can leverage these briefs in their global and domestic efforts to satisfy corporate operational integrity concerns, including government regulations (i.e. Red Flags, SOX, GLBA); industry mandates (i.e. PCI DSS, BASEL II); or adopted frameworks and approaches such as ISO/IEC 2700x, ITIL, ITGI, COBIT, MERIT, The Codex and others.

Samplings of the provocative thinking presented in the Insider Perspectives publications include:

-- Taking a look a the tectonic shift in how businesses operate at the digital level and the 'greening' of IT;

-- A case study highlighting a company that lacks the staff, facility and in-house expertise to bring services inside the business, creating a deep dependency on their third-party providers;

-- A brief on how organizations today face an international and domestic swarm of requirements and mandates that are thrust upon them with varying degrees of necessity and impact. In an effort to equalize markets and maintain a fair market, governments shift existing regulations or introduce new works to establish consistency and assurance in operations, both public and private.

-- A discussion on how business is about embracing risk in an intelligent manner and not hiding from risk under our desks;

-- An argument why reasonable man tests and subjective metrics are an archaic and dangerous approach to weighing control environment safeguards.

A sampling of James DeLuccia's Insider Perspectives research briefs are immediately available at www.intellectionstrategies.com with updates and discussions reserved for these community blogging sites: http://pcidss.wordpress.com and http://www.ITComplianceandControls.com.

Executive Work Session and Book Signing Set for November 23

James DeLuccia will conduct a collaborative work session with executives and entrepreneurs who want to establish action items and business goals in line with the current chaotic business environments. He will also be signing copies of his book, "IT Compliance and Controls - Best Practices for Implementation" published by John Wiley & Sons. The work session and public book signing will be held November 23 between 2 pm and 4 pm at the Perimeter Pointe Starbucks located at 1400 Dunwoody Road, Suite 520 in Atlanta. For more information and to register for the work session, visit www.intellectionstrategies.com.

About Intellection Strategies

James DeLuccia IV is the founder of Intellection Strategies, a firm focused on helping clients use information and information technology to create competitive advantage, optimize business performance, and achieve an ideal balance around compliance, governance, security and risk management. Intellection Strategies is headquartered in Atlanta and serves clients in the United States and worldwide. More information is available at www.intellectionstrategies.com.

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