IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

October, 2010

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October 28, 2010  3:11 PM

Service Level Management of Cloud Computing – Part III

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Usually the rapid growth of virtualized resources across multiple domains begets heightened IT service delivery expectations. To reconcile this perspective, management normally insists on increased quality, functionality and ease of use; decreased deployment time; and continuously...

October 25, 2010  3:00 PM

Service Level Management of Cloud Computing – Part II

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

IT assets are complex to manage and continually change due to the nature of technology and changing business requirements. Effective life cycle management of hardware, software licenses and service agreements; as well as permanent and contracted human...


October 21, 2010  6:24 PM

Service Level Management of Cloud Computing – Part I

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Service Level Management (SLM) defines, negotiates, controls, reports and monitors agreed-upon service levels within predefined standard service parameters. Usually, effective


October 18, 2010  12:48 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part VIII

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Since management is responsible for the entity’s controls, they should have the means to determine, on an ongoing basis, whether selected controls are operating as designed. Continuous monitoring typically addresses management’s responsibility to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of...


October 14, 2010  3:21 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part VII

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Continuous monitoring allows management to have greater insight into the entity’s current state of compliance. Typically, for IT, continuous monitoring involves...


October 11, 2010  6:02 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part VI

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

To ensure effective continuous monitoring, adequate segregation-of-functions must be sustained. Continuous monitoring and segregation-of-functions are not new control concepts. Yet,...


October 7, 2010  12:28 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part V

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

According to The Institute of Internal Auditors, “Continuous monitoring of controls is a process that management puts in place to ensure that its policies and procedures are adhered to, and that business processes are...


October 4, 2010  5:25 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part IV

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

To enable effective deployment, the three levels of continuous monitoring must operate harmoniously. The data provisioning level supplies raw datum for analysis after completing the collection process. This collected data can be extracted from processed and formatted output that...


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