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Enterprises' third-party relationships (TPRs) bring a range of associated risks that the organization has to be aware of and manage. TPRs are increasingly complex, and are subject to compliance obligations.


  • The complexity of TPRs has increased greatly with the widespread adoption of cloud-based services, where another problematic dimension (from a management perspective) is the extent to which the use of these services can change dynamically.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand how various types of TPR incur more risk via greater complexity and dynamic change being inherent.
  • Explains why compliance obligations must be enforced throughout supply chains, even for newer IT models.
  • Analyzes solution options for managing risk across enterprise TPRs.

Key questions answered

  • Why does my organization need to invest in improved management of TPRs?
  • What solution options can my organization consider to resolve the problem of managing TPRs and their inherent risks?

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  • Summary
  • TPRs are increasingly complex and dynamic
  • TPRs are increasingly subject to compliance obligations
  • Ad hoc arrangements are no longer adequate to manage TPRs


  • Further reading
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