CIO Strategy for Cloud Computing 

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Learn the value that cloud computing represents to your enterprise and how this value can be achieved.

  • According to the 2011 Role of CIO Report, a majority of senior IT executives are
    under-informed about the cloud.
  • There are inherent security and compliance gaps applicable to the cloud, which must be
    understood for one to accurately manage cloud use.

Looking for the “on” switch for your cloud computing deployment?  Cloud computing is the gateway to business flexibility, cost containment and scalability; however, there is no “on” switch or right way. 

Cloud computing references abound in business and technical circles. Yet, for all its current pervasiveness, there is still an ongoing debate as to what cloud is and how it should be addressed by technology, risk management, compliance, security, assurance and business unit leaders. Contributing to the difficulty is the fact that definitions have focused on what cloud providers deliver instead of what cloud is.  For enterprises to gain benefit from the use of cloud computing, a clear governance strategy and management plan must be developed.

Cloud computing presents a unique opportunity for enterprises.  Enterprises take advantage of cloud offerings to increase the value that IT and information systems bring. Realizing value from the cloud requires that decisions be made considering costs and risk, and with a view of cloud solutions as part of the portfolio of technology offerings in support of the organizational strategy.

COBIT 5, the only business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT, provides guidance to executives and those charged with making decisions concerning the use of technology in support of organizational objectives. COBIT 5 helps business leaders address the needs of all stakeholders across the enterprise, clarify goals for more effective decision making and ultimately helps maximize the value from information and technology.


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Guiding Principles for Cloud Computing Adoption and Use 
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Cloud Computing as an Integral Part of a Modern IT Strategy
IT Governance and the Cloud: Principles and Practice for Governing Adoption of Cloud Computing
Governance in the Cloud
Securing Hybrid Cloud Applications


COBIT and the Cloud
Using COBIT to Manage the Benefits, Risks and Security of Outsourcing Cloud Computing


Scoping Information technology (IT) Enabled Services by Using COBIT 5 
CIO Guidelines on IT Governance
Establishing Controls and Assurance in the Cloud 


Cloud Computing: Benefits with Security, Governance and Assurance Perspectives
IT Control Objectives for Cloud Computing

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