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Using Visual Models for Adopting IT Governance Practices

By Rafael Almeida, Pedro Linares Pinto, Renato Lourinho, Miguel Mira da Silva, Ph.D.

COBIT Focus | 20 March 2017

IT governance (ITG) can be adopted using a mixture of various structures, processes and relational mechanisms that encourage behaviors consistent with the organization’s mission, strategy, values, norms and culture. Examples of process mechanisms are ITG frameworks, best practices and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards such as COBIT 5, ITIL 2011 and ISO/IEC 27001. The term “ITG practices” is used throughout this article to refer to both standards and frameworks.

A recent survey highlighted the fact that while many enterprises have recognized the importance of formal ITG practices, many have yet to adopt them. The same sentiment has been echoed by other researchers through their own findings. Read More >>

A Model Proposal for Organizational Prudence and Wisdom Within Governance of Business and Enterprise IT

By Ahmet Efe

COBIT Focus | 6 March 2017

The intimidatingly rapid growth of big data in the ever-changing, innovative information technology environment has created challenges for enterprises, such as the optimization of risk, costs and resources to best respond to the requirements of the ecosystem and the needs of stakeholders. Read More >>

The Essence of Information

By Peter T. Davis

COBIT Focus | 13 February 2017

 

I was taught that information was processed data. While the definition was useful, it was not very enlightening. It raised as many questions as it answered. Who uses the information? Why do I need information? For what do I use information? Where do I use information? Read More >>

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