First use of "Sarb-Ox"

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Wed Feb 18 20:30:13 UTC 2004

Comuterworld, vo. 38 no 5, 2 February 2004, page 1  "Emcor Saves on Sarb-Ox"
by Thomas AHoffman

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act imposes major reporting requrrements on corporations,
which means that within corporate computer and accounting divisions it is a
major topic of  conversation, and not surprisingly it has gotten abbreviated.
This is the first abbreviated usage I have run across.

Some acronym-happy camper at Emcor (which installs mechanical and electrical
systmes in commercial buildings) came up with "SOCRATES": Sarb-Ox Compliance
Reporting and Tracking Executive System.  (same article, page 41 column 2).
Also page 41 column 5 includes the term "audit-frioendly".

       - James A. Landau

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