The first Capability Maturity Model was developed by the Software Engineering Institute of the Carnegie Mellon University. The aim is to assist organisations improve their processes by following an evolutionary path.
The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect on 25 May 2018. It applies specifically to the processing of personal data in the European Union and personal data of EU citizens around the world. This means that companies operating outside the EU may need to comply with this Regulation.
While the GDPR is a recent development, data protection legislation in Europe is not new. In 1995, a directive of the EC required all member countries to introduce data protection legislation in accordance with a common set of requirements. However, countries like Germany have had data protection legislation for over forty years.
In Dun & Bradstreet's Barometer of Global Outsourcing, companies reported that between 20% and 25% of all outsourcing relationships fail in any two-year period. Nearly 70% of the respondents noted that the outsourcing supplier didn?t understand what they were supposed to do and that the cost is too high and the service provided too poor.