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AI5.4 - IT Resources Acquisition

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IT Resources Acquisition

Protect and enforce the organisation’s interests in all acquisition contractual agreements, including the rights and obligations of all parties in the contractual terms for the acquisition of software, development resources, infrastructure and services.

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Value Drivers

  • Efficient and effective incident management
  • Systems operating as intended and not prone to disruption
  • Incidents able to be solved in a timely manner
  Risk Drivers
  • Software updates not available when needed
  • Software unable to support the business processes
  • Changes to the application unable to be applied as intended
  • System prone to problems and incidents, causing business disruptions

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  1. Review the technology delivery life cycle and related deliverables and approve deliverables at key points in the acquisition cycle. Ensure that technology updates are available within agreed-upon time frames.
  2. Obtain broad licencing rights and ownership wherever possible and ensure that the supplier is in compliance with applicable regulations.
  3. Confirm that the technology acquired delivers as required, proposed and contractually agreed upon, through oversight, inspection and testing. Oversee the delivery of technology components of identified automated solutions. Test acquired software/hardware resources with the standard test procedures, in appropriate environments and using representative data. Maintain test data confidentiality where applicable. Review documentation and knowledge transfer to enable efficient future maintenance.

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Volume 3, 2017
by Vasant Raval, DBA, CISA, ACMA, and Rajesh Sharma, Ph.D., ITIL-F, Six Sigma Black Belt
Success does not teach much, if anything; it is the failure that provides lessons to do better in the future.
Volume 5, 2016
by Syed K. Ishaq, CISA, CRISC, CCISO
Although the short-term impact from a cyberattack can be overwhelming, the long-term implications can be quite burdensome
Volume 3, 2016
by Joseph Zipper, CISA, IPRC, PMP
Efficient and effective auditing of major projects requires a flexible approach, where audit is actively engaged throughout the project life cycle.
Volume 2, 2016
by Alan Moran, Ph.D., CRISC, CITP
The inherent cadence and iterative nature of Agile practices make them well suited for the management of a wide range of risk commonly encountered in product development and related projects.
Volume 2, 2016
by Robert Putrus, CISM, CFE, CMC, PE, PMP
Investments in cybersecurity tend to be fairly significant, so organizations continually seek ways to determine whether the investments were appropriate based on return.
Volume 2, 2016
by Laurent Renard, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, COBIT Foundation, DevOps, GRCP, ITIL Expert, Lean Six Sigma BB, MoP, MSP, P3O, PMIACP, PMI-PBA, PMP, PRINCE2, Resilia, Scrum PSM-PSPO, TOGAF
IT helps organizations achieve their goals and optimize their profitability by balancing risk at an acceptable level.

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