Governance is nothing less than running a company well, and Oracle has proved itself a well-run company for over 30 years. It has found the need to provide the management team and directors many tools and facilities to plot course and help guide this huge enterprise. Though we steer through many storms, the risks are known, the course is plotted, the equipment is lashed to the decks, or properly stowed. The crew is prepared to sheet or drop sail.
These are the same tools that we make available to our customers, and while I have jokingly drawn the parallels to a sport with some connections to Oracle, the governance of an enterprise is a very broad and serious topic. What Nigel and Adil have shown in this book is just how broad it is and how many facets of Governance, Risk, and Compliance are handled through those tools. We have great tools that specialize in GRC and we have many other tools that intersect with it.
Just like the winds and the seas, the commercial, legal, and technological environment and the tools that we provide to help you manage them are varied and changing. This book gives you a great map on which you can chart your GRC journey, both present and near future. It is a journey that we are honored to share with you, as one of the many customers that has entrusted Oracle to provide the vessel and seamanship.
Senior Vice President, HCM and GRC Products,