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Using Versus Implementing COBIT 5

By Barry D. Lewis, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, COBIT Foundation, CISSP

COBIT Focus | 22 June 2015

Enterprises are being encouraged to implement COBIT to improve their governance of enterprise IT (GEIT) and this is good advice. However, many enterprises are understandably reluctant to undergo such a massive project, or have difficulty obtaining senior management buy-in due to budget, staffing or indecision over benefits. A couple of countries are pursuing COBIT 5 through legislation or government initiatives, such as Turkey (in financial institutions) and, more recently, Bahrain. Read More >>

Information Is the Ichor of Your Organization

By Peter T. Davis, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, COBIT Foundation

COBIT Focus | 15 June 2015

In Greek mythology, ichor was the ethereal golden fluid that was the blood of the gods and immortals. So is information the golden lifeblood that runs through your organization? In APMG’s COBIT 5 Foundation course material, there are a couple of slides about the value of information. Students seem somewhat disinterested, blasé or jaundiced when shown these slides. Read More >>

Critical Success Factors for Continually Monitoring, Evaluating and Assessing Management of Enterprise IT

By Zhiwei Fu and Eric H. Mittnight

COBIT Focus | 8 June 2015

To achieve their objectives and sustain their competitive edge, it has become increasingly necessary for contemporary businesses to bring more effective and efficient enterprise IT management capabilities to bear across their enterprises. Read More >>