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Tips for Understanding the COBIT 5 Enabler of Process

By Lisa Young, CISA, CISMC

COBIT Focus | 8 February 2016

The concept of process improvement has been around for centuries. Some of the earliest efforts to improve the efficiency of work began during the Industrial Revolution in the US and Europe. Eli Whitney observed how much work was needed to remove cotton seeds from the boll by hand and invented a machine to automate the process in 1793. Fast forward to 1911 when Fredrick Taylor published The Principles of Scientific Management, in which he proposed that optimizing and simplifying jobs would yield greater productivity. In 1987, the first version of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 9000 standard for quality management was introduced. Read More >>

Process Standardization Is Key

By Peter T. Davis

COBIT Focus | 25 January 2016


Our IT frameworks and methodologies have one thing in common. They all call for the development and standardization of processes. These processes must become ritualistic. A ritual is simply a highly precise behavior that you do at a specific time so that it becomes automatic over time and no longer requires your conscious intention or energy. Read More >>

Dubai Customs COBIT 5 Implementation

By Vishal Vyas, Juma Al Ghaith, Ahmad Al Yaqoobi, and Syed Junaid Hasan

COBIT Focus | 18 January 2016

Dubai Customs is a complex and dynamic organization. The management at Dubai Customs endeavors to be on the leading edge of the latest management... Read More >>