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Industry Insights: Regulating failure (Reg SCI)

When examining the complexity in today’s applications and environments, and why APM technologies are becoming more critical by the day, those responsible for an application’s lifecycle must understand what an application does. Aside from providing application visibility, APM tools help troubleshoot issues. The failure to see and troubleshoot is a constant struggle for those supporting applications. When I speak publicly I’m always able to point to specific instances of failure which affect each of us; this month the hot button items were travel issues regarding airline IT systems, stock market failures, and others. Within the securities market, the SEC has adopted regulations that attempt to improve US securities markets’ ability to handle systems compliance and maintain integrity. To that effect, on November 19th, 2014, the SEC approved the adoption of the Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Reg SCI) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The regulation requires complia…