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Soundbites:  What They're Saying

Get Used to It
“Anybody who thinks that we’re going to come back anytime soon and amend the act just simply hasn’t followed the history of the Congress.”
Source: John Oxley.

The Irony of Sarbanes-Oxley
"The irony of Sarbanes-Oxley from an IT standpoint is that what the law now demands is what executives have been asking for for years."
Source: Gwen Thomas. More SOX-online quotes

Dirty Data
“Dirty data — even seemingly minor inaccuracies like misspellings, typos, and missing information in database fields — can actually subtract value by throwing forecasts and calculations well off the mark. That's especially true when dirty data is duplicated or fed into further calculations, creating the "bullwhip effect," in which the amplitude of the error increases as you move further down the supply chain.”
Source: Jennifer Caplan.,5309,9567,00.html

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes…
but no plans.”
Source: Peter Drucker

25% of survey respondents say the Sarbanes-Oxley law is "very confusing," according to an April 2003 Parsons Group survey.

Think Before You Act
“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently
that which should not be done at all.”
Source: Peter Drucker