An adequate IT infrastructure permits the continuance and growth of technology-based systems. Considering the Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT) classification scheme, the infrastructure includes hardware, operating systems, configuration systems, facilities, and support structure enabling objective achievement. Normally, an entity’s infrastructure integrates diverse software and hardware solutions, each designed to achieve a specific function. For an entity’s IT, infrastructure management (IM) is the administration of essential operation components that enable obtaining IT architecture effectiveness and efficiency. As a critical ingredient to designing, implementing and sustaining efficiency as well as effectiveness, the entity’s IT infrastructure requires in-depth controls.
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