This article written by Mckensey is so much useful, read it, do not read my summary; the list below is just for my memories. The summary is, companies do not agree on what is the main focus in Enterprise Architecture (EA) management. Some companies are focused on continually measuring IT performance and adjusting business processes … Read more
COBIT is seen by some IT people as a new trend and something we all should have in our organizations, bla, bla, bla… But, who promotes COBIT or other governance models? The answer is easy: The business. They are fed up of spending money on IT transformations, changes of provider, investments on pilots, and any … Read more
SSAE 16 is an enhancement to the current standard for Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization, the SAS70. Source: http://www.ssae-16.com/ssae-16/the-ssae16-auditing-standard/
Governance ensures that stakeholder needs, conditions and options are evaluated to determine balanced, agreed-on enterprise objectives to be achieved; setting direction through prioritization and decision making; and monitoring performance and compliance against agreed-on direction and objectives. In most enterprises, overall governance is the responsibility of the board of directors under the leadership of the chairperson. … Read more
As for so many of the things in live, it is important to understand where the things come from. In case of Cobit, it was born as an set of principles for audit purposes.
Good schema to remind the standard. The 3 processes in IT governance that focus on adding value to the business and mitigating risks are: Resource management Performance management Compliance management Enterprise architecture (business processes and technology) is an emergent and popular area that is increasing the importance on the government frameworks.