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Media outlets around the world are spreading the news about COBIT. Take a look at how IT professionals are using the COBIT framework and supporting toolset to help their enterprises meet today’s business challenges.

ZDNet, March 2014
Article titled, “IT security governance: Boards must act” states that COBIT 5 is a commonly referenced standard for information security governance.
CXO Today, February 2014
Article titled, “Ramp Up Your IT Governance Model for IoT,” states, “Through its approach of goals cascade, COBIT 5 helps organizations to link stakeholder’s needs to specific IT goals and enabler goals and is ideally suited where the dependence on IT is very high.”
Gadget, 15 October 2013
Article titled, “Devices pose governance risk,” states, “Financial services companies are using COBIT 5 to ensure that, while they are developing new and innovative customer-centric products for use across multiple devices, they are still compliant and adhere to acceptable governance requirements.”
The IIA, August 2013
Article titled, “COSO ERM and COBIT 5: Governance, Risk, and Control Conference Preview,” announces a session at the GRC Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, presented by Ernst & Young Executive Director Debbie Lew and Senior Manager Neill Masterson, titled “Developing a COSO ERM and COBIT 5-based IT Risk Management Program.”
IT Web South Africa, February 2013
Article titled, “SA government adopts COBIT Framework,” mentions the South African government is adopting an ICT governance framework using COBIT as the core reference.
OVUM, September 2012
Article titled, “COBIT 5: helping address cultural challenges,” states “Ovum believes that COBIT 5 offers valuable direction and tools on how the business and IT can better meet strategic objectives, while also addressing the cultural issues that are inherent with change initiatives and new implementations.”
Service Talk UK, April 2012
Article titled, “COBIT 5: Delivering Business Value Through Governance and Management,” states, “The COBIT 5 framework will provide the basis for governing and managing enterprise IT.”
FierceComplianceITMarch 2011
An article titled, “How to ensure IT GRC success,” states, “Enterprises that create well-defined corporate IT policies, follow standards such as COBIT and ISO, and have strong change-control processes are prepared to take the next step with automation.”
STT Info, January 2010
Finland—The City of Oulu in Finland has adopted COBIT methodology to enhance its information management.
Presse Box, December 2009
Germany—Article states, “The IT operations of SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG is conducted according to ITIL principles and tailored according to the principles of the COBIT framework to the business.”
InfoQ, September 2009
“Harvesting Service Orientation” article states, “When taking the plug-in perspective, lots of models like CMMI, ITIL and COBIT can contribute to service orientation implementation speed and business success.”
The DataCenter Journal, September 2009
USA—“’Cleaning’ Your Data Center through Consolidation” article states, “Guidance from best practices, such as (COBIT) offers an ideal framework for governance of IT investments.”
IT Policy Compliance Group, September 2009
USA—In a report entitled “Guidance for Best Practices in Information Security and IT Audit,” the IT Policy Compliance Group (IT PCG) cites that best performing organizations uniquely employ COBIT and COSO guidance to inform and guide practices. Practice guidance from COBIT and COSO are cited as 30 times more common among the top performing organizations to inform, guide and adjust information security and audit practices.
SC Magazine, July 2009
USA—“Protect Yourself from Business Partners“ article states, “Effective policies are usually written to be in compliance with some international standard, such as ISO27000 or COBIT 4.1, and then customized to meet the partner’s environment.”
Monitor, June 2009
Germany—“COBIT in Practice” article states, “Why COBIT? COBIT provides ‘good practices’ in the form of a domain and process frameworks available. COBIT covers all phases such as planning, procurement of the development, operation and support to surveillance.”
SC Magazine, June 2009 
USA—“Record setting” - Article mentions Bryan Cline at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia “borrowed from the highly regarded NIST and COBIT frameworks to create a unique model for addressing security, risk and compliance.”
Information Week, May 2009
Australia—Article states, “COBIT is a good information governance framework which aims to combine a good way of data management, technology management and business risk management.”
ITSM Training, May 2009
USA—Practices For IT Service Management - Article states, “COBIT (or the lighter COBIT Quickstart) is comprehensive and widely embraced.”
TechWorld, April 2009
USA—An article in TechWorld by Tim Greene (Network World) about cloud security states, “Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT), a standard used by many corporations to meet security requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, could fit the bill, Alsop said.”
Risk Management in Finance, April 2009
Available at Amazon.com. Brian Barnier's contribution to the book is "Reducing Risk to Financial Operations through IT and Infrastructure Risk Management" and includes multiple references to ITGI, COBIT and Val IT.
BWise, April 2009
USA—Receives Independent Analyst Recognition in IT Governance, and Launches COBIT 4.1 Template. The article states, “BWise, the global leader in governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management software, today announced the availability of its IT Governance best practice solution based on COBIT 4.1.”


The article also states, “COBIT has achieved international recognition and is widely regarded as an established governance framework for the management of IT risk and control. BWise customers have successfully applied COBIT within an integrated GRC-approach, linking COBIT to other standards and regulations like COSO, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), ISO 27002, Basel II and Solvency II.”

Search SMB Asia, April 2009
"IT Service Management: Best Practices For Improving IT Efficiency" states, "ITSM best practices, including ITIL, ISO and COBIT, allow organizations to build strong internal structures for alignment, integration, security and more."
Network World, April 2009
USA—Article titled "Top 10 Technology Skills" states, "In particular, companies were willing to pay for workers with ITIL IT best practices and COBIT IT governance experience. Pay for these skills was up 10.3 percent from a year ago and 5.6 percent from the previous quarter, the Foote report says."
US Department of Homeland Security, March 2009
Text and figures from COBIT 4.1 are being used in a white paper titled U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Information Technology Governance, provided by the Department of Defense.
CIO Germany, March 2009
An article titled "Surprising Development of IT Salaries: ITIL and COBIT Are Strategically Important" notes that COBIT knowledge plays a role in pay increases. The article states that a Foote Partners survey shows the most significant increase in pay for knowledge of ITIL or COBIT.
ComputerWeekly.com, February 2009
UK—An article titled "Seven IT Tips for Surviving the Recession" states, "According to Gartner’s Mark McDonald, one of the key trends for 2009 will be revamping and revisiting IT governance methods… It will also see the continued introduction of best practice frameworks such as COBIT for IT governance and ITIL for service management."
ITRMANAGER.com, February 2009
France—Article states, "COBIT has become a standard of governance of information systems. Published by ISACA and ITGI, the latest versions 4.0 and 4.1 respond specifically to the problems of management information systems."
System Advancements at the Monastery, January 2009
USA—In a 15 January 2009 blog post, John Berger writes, "Folks in security need to have an understanding of frameworks like ITIL, COBIT, and ISO 27001 in order to ensure security concerns are addressed at the very beginning of these business discussions."
CIO Today, December 2008
USA—An article titled "Putting the 'I' in Enterprise IT Compliance" states, "HIPAA, along with emerging frameworks for managing information assurance such as ISACA’s COBIT and IS017799, helped organizations establish a more comprehensive approach to information security and privacy compliance management."
Silicon.de, December 2008
Germany—"Die Top Ten CIO-Prioritäten für 2009" ("The Top Ten CIO Priorities for 2009") lists COBIT as one of the top 10 priorities for CIOs in 2009.
CIO, December 2008
USA—An article titled "CIOs Must Stay Laser Focused on Quality of Service and Customer Satisfaction During This Economic Downturn" states, "Companies must seek to leverage industry proven and established best practices (e.g. ITIL, Six Sigma, COBIT, and CMMI) and match those best practices processes and tools to their own business environments and constraints, so that they can select the best quality tool to ensure that they meet or exceed their long term business objectives."
Report of the Auditor General of Alberta, April 2008
Canada—The Auditor General of Alberta, Canada, plans to implement COBIT by 2009. The April 2008 Report of the Auditor General of Alberta states, "An IT control framework, such as Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT), is a key element in ensuring proper controls over an organization’s information and the systems and processes that create, store, manipulate, and retrieve important data."
Align Journal, February 2008
USA—"The Complete Recipe for IT Productivity" article states, "COBIT continues to develop as the de facto standard that auditors use to measure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act."
Information Week, 26 January 2008
USA—David Greenfield’s "Blueprint for Application Performance Management,” published in Information Week on 26 January 2008, states, “To extract additional value out of IT investments and improve customer experience, executives are looking at managing IT end to end through governance and process specifications such as COBIT and ITIL."
CXOToday, 18 October 2007
India—"CIOs are increasingly adopting COBIT as the model to highlight their focus on IT controls," according to an 18 October article published by CXOToday.

ITWeb, 11 October 2007
South Africa—An article from ITWeb, published 11 October 2007, discusses the relationship between COBIT and ITIL. Peter Armstrong explains that "ITIL tells a business what to do and COBIT is the control on top of ITIL that ensures things are being done properly."

ComputerWorld Canada, 20 November 2007
Debra Mallette, director at ISACA’s San Francisco chapter, was interviewed by ComputerWorld Canada for an article titled "IT Buying Guidelines May Not Fit Some Enterprises." In the article, she discusses the advantage of using COBIT and COBIT Quickstart for SMEs.
Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
The 2004-2005 Audit Plan of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey was performed based on the COBIT framework.
Uruguay Central Bank
In 2003, Uruguay Central Bank adopted COBIT for the entire Uruguayan Financial Markets. "For the administration of Information Technology Areas, a Management System must be adopted, which includes the best practices on the subject. For this purpose, these areas should consider as a guideline, the principles established in the COBIT," as stated in Communication 2003/179.
Honorary Tribunal of Mendoza, Argentina
The Honorary Tribunal of Mendoza, Argentina, adopted COBIT as the control framework for all entities that provide accounts in the Province of Mendoza in 2003.
Central Bank of the Netherlands Antilles
The Central Bank of the Netherlands Antilles adopted the COBIT framework to guarantee proper execution of IT governance.
Information Week, 26 January 2008
USA—David Greenfield’s "Blueprint for Application Performance Management,” published in Information Week on 26 January 2008, states, “To extract additional value out of IT investments and improve customer experience, executives are looking at managing IT end to end through governance and process specifications such as COBIT and ITIL."
CXOToday, 18 October 2007
India—"CIOs are increasingly adopting COBIT as the model to highlight their focus on IT controls," according to an 18 October article published by CXOToday.
ITWeb, 11 October 2007
South Africa—An article from ITWeb, published 11 October 2007, discusses the relationship between COBIT and ITIL. Peter Armstrong explains that "ITIL tells a business what to do and COBIT is the control on top of ITIL that ensures things are being done properly."
ComputerWorld Canada, 20 November 2007
Debra Mallette, director at ISACA’s San Francisco chapter, was interviewed by ComputerWorld Canada for an article titled "IT Buying Guidelines May Not Fit Some Enterprises." In the article, she discusses the advantage of using COBIT and COBIT Quickstart for SMEs.
Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
The 2004-2005 Audit Plan of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey was performed based on the COBIT framework.
Uruguay Central Bank
In 2003, Uruguay Central Bank adopted COBIT for the entire Uruguayan Financial Markets. "For the administration of Information Technology Areas, a Management System must be adopted, which includes the best practices on the subject. For this purpose, these areas should consider as a guideline, the principles established in the COBIT," as stated in Communication 2003/179.
Central Bank of the Netherlands Antilles
The Central Bank of the Netherlands Antilles adopted the COBIT framework to guarantee proper execution of IT governance.