IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

Key Performance Indicators


October 28, 2010  3:11 PM

Service Level Management of Cloud Computing – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Cloud Computing, Critical Success Factors, CSF, IT Service Delivery, IT Support, ITSM, Key Performance Indicators, KPI, Service Level Agreement, Service Level Management, SLA, SLM

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



Posted by: Robert Davis
Cloud Computing, Critical Success Factors, CSF, IT Service Delivery, IT Support, ITSM, Key Performance Indicators, KPI, Service Level Agreement, Service Level Management, SLA, SLM

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



Posted by: Robert Davis
Cloud Computing, Critical Success Factors, CSF, IT Service Delivery, IT Support, ITSM, Key Performance Indicators, KPI, Service Level Agreement, Service Level Management, SLA, SLM

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


April 27, 2009  6:25 PM

Measuring Delivery Value – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Continuous Process Improvement, CPI, Information Security Governance, Information Security Infrastructure Management, Information Security Processes, Information Security Service Management, ISG, ISIM, ISSM, IT Security Infrastructure, IT Security Services, Key Performance Indicators, KPI, Performance Measurement, Safeguarding Investments

Performance measurement is a control activity. Measurement techniques are the means for effective information security performance monitoring. "Selective measurement utility is realized when a critical few indicators permit accurate and timely information for decision-making and, by extension,...


April 14, 2009  1:08 AM

Measuring Performance – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
CE, Control Environment, Information Security Governance, Information Security Management, ISSM, IT Security Program, ITSM, Key Performance Indicators, KPI, Safeguarding Investments, Service Delivery and Support, Service Level Agreement, Service Management, SLA

Selective measurement utility is realized when a critical few indicators permit accurate and timely information for decision-making and, by extension, appropriate information assets protection....


April 9, 2009  7:10 PM

Measuring Performance – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
CE, Control Environment, Information Security Governance, Information Security Management, ISSM, IT Security Program, ITSM, Key Performance Indicators, KPI, Safeguarding Investments, Service Delivery and Support, Service Level Agreement, Service Management, SLA

IT security maturity modeling can measure the established control environment and controls within processes. Typically, the defined maturity modeling scale addresses entity-centric processes from an ad hoc...


April 6, 2009  8:15 PM

Measuring Performance – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Information Security Governance, Information Security Management, ISSM, IT Security Program, ITSM, Key Performance Indicators, KPI, Safeguarding Investments, Service Delivery and Support, Service Level Agreement, Service Management, SLA

Financially-related information is generated to establish cost-oriented steering towards achieving entity-centric objectives and goals. Generally, aggressive expenses administration and accurate costs redistribution improve financial resources availability. However, the IT security financial...


April 3, 2009  7:22 PM

Measuring Performance – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Information Security Governance, Information Security Management, ISSM, IT Security Program, ITSM, Key Performance Indicators, KPI, Safeguarding Investments, Service Delivery and Support, Service Level Agreement, Service Management, SLA

Though IT security service management can include a plethora of indicators, adequate service value measurement is not demonstrated in the sheer number of indicators considered. Practical IT security service delivery and support utilization...


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