According to a recent study by IDC Canada, the Canadian version of the American Sarbanes-Oxley legislation has figured more prominently among Canadian firms this year. Bill 198, which was enacted in 2002, has been top of mind for many Canadian executives especially as the timeline for compliance started kicking in last year for some companies.
Generally speaking, being an IT journalist is pretty stress free. Yet periodically we are confronted with a wall of silence. Many Canadian companies, and the government in particular, have a relationship with the media that is best described as adversarial.