IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

December, 2010

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December 31, 2010  6:10 PM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part V

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Management’s intentions for IT can be implemented manually and/or technologically. Nevertheless, effective IT policy enforcement ultimately depends on the actions of individuals and control systems responsible for monitoring assigned activities. IT policy...

December 28, 2010  7:33 PM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part IV

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

IT policies should be deployed based on assessed effectiveness and efficiency in addressing managements’ risk appetite for an adopted strategy. As previously suggested in this article, control policies can be considered high-level governance documentation guiding operational activities. ...


December 24, 2010  3:11 PM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part III

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Developing and implementing IT Governance design effectiveness and efficiency can be a multidirectional, interactive, iterative, and adaptive process. Normally,


December 21, 2010  6:42 PM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part II

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

After completion of governance planning and organizing; policies direct employee activity to ensure management’s intentions are implemented throughout the entity. Strategically; IT policies are definite...


December 17, 2010  8:34 PM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part I

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

IT policies are general written statements or understandings that prescribe organizational choices. Entity-centric policies typically impose guidelines enabling the execution of fairly routine judgments, consistent with current goals. Policy activation enables leadership, authority, motivation,...


December 14, 2010  9:49 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part VIII

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Open source products have emerged as the dominant thyme for some IT development projects due to cost considerations. This rise in alternative IT development can be linked to tensions between creative practices that often involve base acquisitions requiring access to patented and/or copyrighted...


December 10, 2010  10:23 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part VII

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

In many situations, open source licensing is an essential element enabling open source programs to qualify as open source software. However, there are numerous variations in the terms and conditions associated with an open software licensing agreement. To reduce misunderstandings that can lead to...


December 7, 2010  7:05 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part VI

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Primary open source software development conventions are ‘peer production’ by bartering and collaboration based on mutual interest in root materials (such as...


December 3, 2010  12:52 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part V

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Simplistically, open source software “refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. Open source software is usually developed as a public...


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