COBIT 5: A Business Framework for the Governance and Management of Enterprise IT
COBIT 5 is the latest (2012) version of Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology, the control framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT developed by ISACA. This official guide from ISACA is the core volume in the COBIT 5 framework and documents the five principles of COBIT 5:
- Principle 1: Meeting Stakeholder Needs.
- Principle 2: Covering the Enterprise End-to-End.
- Principle 3: Applying a Single Integrated Framework.
- Principle 4: Enabling a Holistic Approach.
- Principle 5: Separating Governance from Management.
It also defines the seven supporting enablers that form the framework:
- Principles, policies and frameworks are the vehicle to translate the desired behaviour into practical guidance for day-to-day management.
- Processes describe an organised set of practices and activities to achieve certain objectives and produce a set of outputs in support of achieving overall IT-related goals.
- Organisational structures are the key decision-making entities in an enterprise.
- Culture, ethics and behaviour of individuals and if the enterprise are very often underestimated as a success factor in governance and management activities.
- Information is required for keeping the organisation running and well governed, but at the operational level information is very often the key product of the enterprise itself.
- Services, infrastructure and applications include the infrastructure, technology and applications that provide the enterprise with information technology processing and services.
- People, skills and competencies are required for successful completion of all activities, and for making correct decisions and taking corrective actions.
COBIT 5 is the only business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT. This evolutionary version of COBIT takes into account the latest thinking on the governance of information technology and provides globally accepted principles, analytical tools and models to increase trust in, and the value derived from, information systems.
COBIT 5 builds and expands on the guidance in COBIT 4.1 by integrating other major frameworks, standards and resources, including:
- ISACA's Val IT and Risk IT
- ITIL® (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)
- Related standards from ISO (the International Organisation for Standardisation)
COBIT 5 helps enterprises of all sizes:
- maintain high-quality information to support business decisions;
- achieve strategic goals and realise business benefits through the effective and innovative use of IT;
- achieve operational excellence through reliable, efficient application of technology;
- maintain IT-related risk at an acceptable level;
- optimise the cost of IT services and technology;
- support compliance with relevant laws, regulations, contractual agreements and policies.
What's the difference between COBIT 4.1 and COBIT 5?
For a more detailed analysis of the major differences are between COBIT 5 and its predecessor, COBIT 4.1, please read Jamie Titchener's posts on the subject on the IT Governance blog:
What can we expect from COBIT 5? Part 1
What can we expect from COBIT 5? Part 2
We also offer this publication with all the other currently available core COBIT 5 publications in our COBIT 5 Publication Suite.
Published: 10 Apr 2012
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