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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Measurements

Famous sayings and truths about measurements:

‘If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it’

‘If you don’t measure it, you can’t improve it’

‘If you don’t measure it, you probably don’t care’

‘If you can’t influence it, then don’t measure it’

Source: Service Delivery: OGC Publications