COBIT and IT Governance – A Brief

IT governance is the responsibility of executives and the board of directors, and consists of the leadership, organisational
structures and processes that ensure that the enterprise’s IT sustains and extends the organisation’s strategies and
objectives.

Organisations should satisfy the quality, fiduciary and security requirements for their information, as for all assets.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT®) provides good practices across a domain and process
framework and presents activities in a manageable and logical structure. COBIT’s good practices represent the consensus of experts.
They are strongly focused more on control, less on execution. These practices will help optimise IT-enabled investments, ensure
service delivery and provide a measure against which to judge when things do go wrong.

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Governance – Corporate,IT & SOA

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Corporate governance

Corporate, or enterprise governance, establishes the rules and the manner in
which an enterprise conducts business, based upon its strategy, marketplace,
and principles of doing business. It defines for employees and for business
associates the processes that are used to conduct operations and the manner in
which people interact.
Beginning with the board of directors and extending throughout the organization,
there are many aspects and levels of corporate governance. All aspects of the
business are touched in some manner. Governance is applied to major
functional areas of an organization. Organizations govern their financial assets,
human resources, customer relations, intellectual property portfolio, and their
Information Technology.

Quote of the day:
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle

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