April 22, 2010  6:34 PM

Achieving Not-for-profit Organizational Objectives through IT Governance Deployment – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, Control Objectives, Control Objectives for Information and related Technology, E-Governance, Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, Information and Communication Technology, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA, IT Governance Institute, IT Infrastructure Library, IT Service Management, ITG, ITGI, ITSM, Non-profit, Not-for-profit, Organizational Formation, Service Delivery, Value Delivery, Value Realization

Regarding supplemental value delivery design and development assistance, the Davis’ ‘Governance Tree’ offers a conceptual frame of reference for defining IT governance practices from an information and communication perspective; therefore enabling...


April 19, 2010  7:14 PM

Achieving Not-for-profit Organizational Objectives through IT Governance Deployment – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, E-Governance, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA, ITG, ITGI, ITSM, Non-profit, Not-for-profit, Service Delivery, Value Delivery

Through misinterpretation of framework applicability, there is a widespread belief that effective IT governance can only be deployed within for-profit entities. Furthermore, when discussing not-for-profit institutions, IT governance is often used interchangeably with terms with...


April 15, 2010  5:31 PM

Achieving Not-for-profit Organizational Objectives through IT Governance Deployment – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, E-Governance, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA, ITG, ITGI, Non-profit, Not-for-profit, Service Delivery

Commonly, results-oriented IT services having significant value can be achieved when IT initiatives are successfully aligned with...


April 12, 2010  6:05 PM

Achieving Not-for-profit Organizational Objectives through IT Governance Deployment – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, E-Governance, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA, ITG, ITGI, Non-profit, Not-for-profit, Service Delivery

Whether an organizational formation exists for-profit, or not-for-profit; to exercise effective...


February 9, 2009  8:02 PM

How Does Management Support Deploying IT Governance?



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, Control Self-assessment, Framework, ISACA, ITGI, Management Information Systems, Methodology, Quality Assurance Program, Technique

Depending on your abstraction level, IT governance can be viewed as a framework, methodology, or technique. As a framework, IT governance enables a “system of controls” assisting in assuring organizational goals and objectives are achieved effectively and efficiently. As a methodology, IT...


January 30, 2009  7:25 PM

Safeguarding Information Assets – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
CISA, CISM, COBIT, Information Asset Protection, Information Security Governance, Information Security Management, ISACA, IT Controls, Security Frameworks

Generally, three unique elements are required for adequate information security architectures: people, processes and technology. For most entities, designing and operating adequate safeguards is an extremely complex process requiring a total...


January 27, 2009  8:09 PM

Safeguarding Information Assets – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
CISA, CISM, COBIT, Information Asset Protection, Information Security Governance, Information Security Management, ISACA, IT Controls, Security Frameworks

Protection-of-information-assets reflect the development and deployment of security controls to support ISG. Commonly, protection-of-information-assets require implementing:

  • Logical Access Controls
  • Network Infrastructure...


January 24, 2009  6:30 PM

Safeguarding Information Assets – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
CISA, CISM, COBIT, Information Asset Protection, Information Security Governance, Information Security Management, ISACA, IT Controls, Security Frameworks

Responsibilities separation commonly employs segregation-of-functions and segregation-of-duties methodologies. Segregation-of-functions is the construction of individual work units – such as divisional, departmental or sectional organizational groups - to achieve management’s intentions while...


January 23, 2009  7:31 PM

Safeguarding Information Assets – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
CISA, CISM, COBIT, Information Asset Protection, Information Security Governance, Information Security Management, ISACA, IT Controls, Security Frameworks

Explicitly or implicitly, safeguarding assets is an inescapable fiduciary obligation bestowed on managers; whether the entity exists for-profit or not-for-profit. Fiduciary duties are an inherent managerial responsibility correlated to accountability that can be conveyed through legislation,...


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