BarnOwl Newsletter: August 2016

BarnOwl Newsletter
August Edition 2016
In this month’s issue:

  1. Best Practice Risk Management Software Implementation – Infographic
  2. BarnOwl/IRMSA Risk Maturity Survey 2016 – Win a Kindle
  3. Key Insights – The Hidden Risks of Climate Change
  4. Past Events – Information Sharing Session and Leaders Luncheon
  5. Upcoming Events – BarnOwl Usergroup and IRMSA Conference
  6. Tip Of The Month – Quantifying Risk Exposure

Best Practice Risk Management Software Implementation – Infographic
Organisations are exposed to risks on a daily basis and these risks can hamper their ability to achieve their business objectives. Initially, implementing Risk Management Software can seem like a challenge but if it is implemented successfully it can prevent catastrophic losses in the long run. This Infographic will show you step by step how to implement Risk Management software in the most effective and simple way possible…

BarnOwl/IRMSA Risk Maturity Survey 2016
BarnOwl/IRMSA Risk Maturity Survey 2016 – Win a Kindle

BarnOwl and IRMSA (Institute of Risk Management South Africa) are conducting its second annual survey to assist with the measurement of risk maturity in Southern Africa. By participating, you will be granted priority access to the report. The cut-off date to complete the survey is Friday 2nd September 2016. As an incentive to participate in the survey, respondents will automatically go into a draw to win a Kindle. We welcome your valuable input. Thank you.

Please click the button below to begin the survey; there are 12 questions which will take you a maximum of 5 minutes to complete. We welcome your input.

Deadline for submission: 2 September 2016

Key Insights
The Hidden Risks of Climate Change

Global warming is the number one factor affecting climate change today. It is a subset of climate change and describes the increase in Earth’s average temperature as a result of increased greenhouse gas build up. Most people think of climate change and global warming as interchangeable, however one major difference is that climate change generally has an effect globally, regionally and locally whereas global warming has a worldwide effect.

What are you doing to help combat the effects of global warming?

Past Events
Information Sharing Session: “The Evolution of Competition: Beyond the Red Queen” by Mark Casey
We were honoured to have Mark Casey, the leader of Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry for Africa and more recently the leader of Deloitte’s global Media sector present to us…


Leaders Luncheon and Conference Plenary Session

BarnOwl was the proud sponsor of the guest speaker, none other than Clem Sunter at The Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIA SA) CAE luncheon, exclusively for Heads of Internal
Audit (CAEs), Directors, Audit Committee Members and CEO’s held at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg on the 17 August 2016…

Upcoming Events
BarnOwl Usergroup
See Invite for Details

IRMSA Annual Conference
Start: 21 September @ 8:00 am

End: 22 September 22 @ 5:00 pm

Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre

19 Richards Drive Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng 1685 South Africa

Tip – Of -The – Month – Quantifying Risk Exposure
Did you know?

You can quantify your organisation’s
risk exposure for each unit including the aggregated risk exposure for sub-units. You can specify risk appetite thresholds which are based on your inherent and residual impact values, and view your organisation’s risk exposure in the Unit Exposure register…



BarnOwl is a fully integrated governance, risk management, compliance and audit software solution used by over 200 organisations in Africa, Europe and the UK. BarnOwl supports best practice risk management, compliance and audit frameworks (e.g. COSO, ISO31000, Compliance Institute’s handbook, International Professional Practice Framework), whilst offering a highly flexible and configurable parameter-driven system allowing you to configure BarnOwl to meet your specific requirements.