Two weeks ago, at TechEd EMEA, Ryan O’Hara announced the Compliance and Risk Process Management Pack for System Center Service Manager. I am excited to let you know the Beta of this process management pack is now available for evaluation and can be downloaded on MS Connect. The high costs of managing IT compliance come largely from manual activities and processes. The Compliance and Risk Process Management Pack, along with the System Center Suite of products allows you to simplify and automate the end-to-end compliance process. Take a look at the corresponding announcement and video and you will see how the System Center Solution translates complex regulations and standards into a harmonized set of control objectives and provides the platform for managing the associated activities and reporting infrastructure so your organization can implement continuous audit capability. By integrating Desired Configuration Monitoring, DCM, from Configuration Manager and Management Packs from Operations Manager, and process automation from Service Manager – you can streamline and optimize your IT audits. Combine your evaluation of the Compliance and Risk Process Management Pack with a look at the Beta of our compliance libraries for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008, R2 to learn how the power and depth of our solution can support your compliance efforts. You will need to join the public Beta site of Service Manager TAP before you can access the Management Pack and libraries on MS Connect by visiting System Center Service Manager Beta 2 .
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