Is your business going to succeed or fail in the new age of intellectual capital?
Will your board of directors meet its fiduciary responsibilities in terms of information technology?
If Information Technology is a part of your business then read on…
Why is IT governance important?
IT Governance is a vital element of any modern business today. It is distinct from management and constitutes a ‘framework for the leadership, organisational structures and business processes, standards and compliance to these standards, which ensure that the organisation’s IT supports and enables the achievement of its strategies’ (A. Calder, IT Governance: Guidelines for Directors)
As technology progresses IT governance will be even more important than corporate governance is today: information and IT are absolutely fundamental to business survival, and organisations that fail to ‘direct and control’ should expect to be left as road kill on the information superhighway.
International IT governance standard, ISO/IEC 38500
ISO/IEC 38500, which was published in 2008, is the first international standard predominantly addressed to the governing body of an organisation. It deals specifically with the governance of information and communication technology (ICT) and recognises that, in smaller organisations, the members of the governing body may also have roles in management. Therefore, this standard makes itself applicable to organisations of all sizes, regardless of purpose, design or ownership structure.
Is your organisation pursuing ISO/IEC 38500 certification? The Calder-Moir Framework Toolkit will help you achieve this certification swiftly!
The Calder-Moir Framework
The Calder-Moir Framework is compatible with ISO/IEC 38500. It is contained on a CD-Rom and includes 1,600 pages from IT governance implementation resources (98 different documents, including templates, guidelines, checklists, questionnaires, slide presentations, assessments and planning tools).