IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

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August 16, 2011  7:55 PM

An Overview of IT Service Delivery and Support – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Asset Management, Availability Management, Capacity Management, Change Management, Configuration Management, Continuity Management, Financial Management, IEC, Information Security Management, ISO, ITG, ITIM, ITSM, Service Level Management

As discussed in IT Service Management and IT Governance: Review, Comparative Analysis and their Impact on Utility Computing, when evolving from technology providers into strategic partners, IT organizational units generally...

January 11, 2011  5:07 PM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part VIII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Decision Making, Feedback Control, Fuzzy Logic, Goals, Internal Control Systems, ITG, Linear Control, Logic Control, Management, Monitoring, Objectives, Organizing, Planning, Policy Enforcement, Policy Formation, Sequential Control

Without clear policies that define acceptable IT related behavior, sustaining an effective and efficient internal control system is a remote possibility. Conversely, the formulation of clear IT policies is a mechanism for creating and propagating transparent plans for the achievement of adopted IT...


January 8, 2011  12:26 AM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Decision Making, Feedback Control, Fuzzy Logic, Goals, Internal Control Systems, ITG, Linear Control, Logic Control, Management, Monitoring, Objectives, Organizing, Planning, Policy Enforcement, Policy Formation, Sequential Control

Due to the continuous adoption of new or improved hardware, firmware and software, IT threat vectors are likely to remain a business risk for the foreseeable future. Once an entity understands what information needs to...


January 4, 2011  5:14 PM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Decision Making, Feedback Control, Fuzzy Logic, Goals, Internal Control Systems, ITG, Linear Control, Logic Control, Management, Monitoring, Objectives, Organizing, Planning, Policy Enforcement, Policy Formation, Sequential Control

Performance measurement is a control activity.” Measurement techniques are the means for achieving effective performance monitoring. Manually monitoring...


December 31, 2010  6:10 PM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Decision Making, Feedback Control, Fuzzy Logic, Goals, Internal Control Systems, ITG, Linear Control, Logic Control, Management, Monitoring, Objectives, Organizing, Planning, Policy Enforcement, Policy Formation, Sequential Control

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



Posted by: Robert Davis
Decision Making, Feedback Control, Fuzzy Logic, Goals, Internal Control Systems, ITG, Linear Control, Logic Control, Management, Objectives, Organizing, Planning, Policy Formation, Sequential Control

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



Posted by: Robert Davis
Decision Making, Goals, Internal Control Systems, ITG, Management, Objectives, Organizing, Planning, Policy Formation

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



Posted by: Robert Davis
Decision Making, Goals, Internal Control Systems, ITG, Management, Objectives, Organizing, Planning, Policy Formation

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...


July 27, 2010  3:28 PM

Not-for-profit Risk Management – Part VIII



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Architecture, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Risk Tolerance, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

Deploying Enterprise Governance bilaterally connected to IT Governance enables management to focus on value creation drivers that move an entity forward and sustain proper as well as adequate controls. ...


July 23, 2010  6:25 PM

Not-for-profit Risk Management – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Architecture, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Risk Tolerance, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

Utilizing a maturity model can aid management in identifying risk issues. Procedurally, a maturity model provides a standard means to document and evaluate the state of controls. Collectively, the entity’s not-for-profit managers can contribute to...


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