Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Where is Oracle's Norman?

I am an avid user of LinkedIn, having amassed over 1700 connections, I host two groups (Oracle GRC and Oracle ERP Auditors), and am a member of several other groups including a group on GRC and a group hosted by the IIA. I have bumped into several posts from Norman Marks whose title is "Vice President, GRC at SAP BusinessObjects division." Norman is an advocate for GRC best practices and regularly blogs on the topic on LinkedIn, the IIA site and other.

SAP has clearly invested in this man. Go do your thing. Go promote GRC best practices. Go be an expert... knowing that the reputation this builds for SAP as a thought leader is priceless. I am not saying necessarily that SAP GRC's focus is stronger than Oracle's because I don't know SAP software well enough to make a valid comparison. However, it does beg the question... "Where is Oracle's Norman?"

Food for thought...

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