April’s top Salesforce and Riskonnect blogs

  Welcome to thryve’s monthly roundup of blogs we enjoyed from Salesforce and Riskonnect. In April, our best reads include tips for selling from home, how to adjust your risk strategies around COVID-19, and a little business advice from an entrepreneurial giant. Mark Cuban’s advice for small businesses What is more important, right now during […]

What Riskonnect’s Xactium acquisition means for the GRC/IRM world

  By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager at thryve There is growing interest over Riskonnect’s acquisition of Xactium, a fellow GRC/IRM software vendor. It’s another big etch on Riskonnect’s growth chart, and also a sign of the accelerating evolution of the GRC/IRM market. I refer to GRC/IRM in a split fashion because there is still […]

Rasmussen on choosing enterprise-grade GRC/IRMS

  By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager at thryve Michael Rasmussen is a name you might know if you take an interest in GRC/IRMS systems. I mention both titles, because Rasmussen not only coined the amalgam Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) to identify new risk-management technologies. He also recently went to war against the term […]

How cloud simplifies complex risk and insurance environments

  By Neer Rama, Force Solutions Product Manager at thryve Managing risks and insurance across a single business is difficult. To do so across numerous entities is orders of magnitude harder. The information has to be drawn from different stakeholders, each with their own capturing and reporting standards. Instead of an orchestra, risk and insurance […]

Are you providing answers through your risk visualisation?

  By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager at thryve Determining risk is complicated – risk managers know this. But some might say explaining risk to others is even harder. You can’t simply demonstrate the technical path you followed to reach your conclusions. This might not only alienate your target audience, but it’s also insufficient. Humans […]

Fixing strategic risk: the rise of objective-based ERM

Enterprise Risk Management

  By Neer Rama, Force Solutions Product Manager at thryve Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) gained popularity for a specific reason. It offered what risk management was initially meant to provide: strategic value. Even the most basic strategic management course is an introduction to organisational risk. The ever-present SWOT analysis is essentially about identifying risks and […]

GRC vs IRM: Looking beyond names and acronyms

  By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager at thryve Is there a difference between Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) and Integrated Risk Management (IRM)? This topic has sparked furious debate among different practitioners and technologists. It’s also the topic thryve presented at the recent IRMSA conference held in Midrand, Johannesburg. Do we have an answer? […]

The interesting history of Governance, Risk and Compliance

thryve at IRMSA Conference October 2019

  By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Managed, thryve As we head towards the IRMSA conference, 2-3 October at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg, I am preparing for my presentation on the debate between GRC and IRM. ‘Governance, Risk & Compliance vs. Integrated Risk Management’ became a topic of debate when research firm Gartner decided a […]

Discover the power of risk-informed decision-making

  By Neer Rama, Force Solutions Product Manager at thryve Canada There is a bit of a furore in the risk-management world. Advisory firm Gartner has thrown a cat among the pigeons by creating a new category for integrated risk management (IRM), away from its governance, risk & compliance (GRC) category. This may seem like […]

5 Steps to Unlock the Flow of Information

Streamlining your job starts with understanding where things are breaking down. People, technology – even the data itself – can inhibit your ability to get the information you need to manage risk effectively. Here are five steps from Riskonnect to help unlock the flow of information throughout your risk ecosystem. thryve is the African partner to […]