This column is excerpted from the white paper Data Warehouse Solutions for Achieving Compliance and Managing Operational Risk by William McKnight. For a copy of the full paper, please visit

When preparing to achieve compliance, it is clear that the rules will continue to be hotly debated from all points of view until - and after - the implementation dates, such as December 2006 for Basel II. U.S. domestic banks are widely viewing the draft Basel II rules as expensive to conform to and overly burdensome. A staggered adoption is inevitable, as 100 countries have indicated a direction of ultimate conformance.

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