It’s been about a month since ISACA unveiled COBIT 5, and the response to the new framework has been overwhelming. As I write this post, more than 63,000 PDFs of the three COBIT 5 publications have been downloaded. We’ve seen great enthusiasm from ISACA members, other industry professionals, bloggers, analysts and the media.
Many news articles are discussing COBIT 5. A Q&A in Dark Reading featured ISACA volunteer Robert Stroud, CGEIT, CRISC, exploring the five ways ISACA updated the COBIT framework. In his Forrester Research blog, analyst Stephen Mann wrote “...I can’t help but think that the focus of this new incarnation and the introduction of an associated online collaborative community can only help to build not only industry awareness and adoption but also its content and relevancy in what is an ever-changing IT and business environment.” CIO Insight recently developed a COBIT 5 slide show, and India’s CIONext.com featured a COBIT 5 interview with ISACA International Vice President Niraj Kapasi, CISA, FCA. I encourage you to visit the COBIT 5 news page to view other recent articles featuring COBIT.
The news was also shared in social media outlets. As ISACA counted down to the launch on its web site and Facebook page, fans and followers joined the conversation. As an example, one Twitter user tweeted, “#COBIT 5 is a huge step forward from 4.1 and I will use it with my customers.” (The Twitter ticker that displays COBIT messages on the COBIT 5 web page constantly refreshes with new comments, and I encourage you to follow ISACA on Twitter.)
Some ISACA members lent their voices to the ISACA Now blog, contributing a series of posts offering the unique perspective of veteran users of the framework. Robert Stroud provided a comprehensive look at the nuts and bolts of COBIT 5 (“COBIT 5 is simply Brilliant!” responded one commenter). Derek Oliver explored how the framework has evolved through the years. And Timothy Hediger contributed a blog post about the relationship of COBIT and fraud management.
Additionally, a team of COBIT experts made themselves accessible via discussion boards in our Knowledge Center and at our COBIT (Official) and ISACA (Official) LinkedIn pages. Members and other IT and business professionals have been posing questions and engaging in discussions.
The experts are still monitoring those communities, so you are welcome to visit those sites and join the conversations.
I am very excited about the availability of COBIT 5 and I’m glad to see that so many others are, too. I’m looking forward to continuing the conversation as those who access the new framework learn the benefits of it and begin to implement its principles. (Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.)
I hope you share my excitement as you explore the new framework.
Patrick Stachtchenko, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, CA
Chairman of the Framework Committee, ISACA
Past International President, ISACA
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