Understand the many faces of IT Governance

Let’s face it, IT governance and the ISO38500 IT governance standard are complex subjects, subjects that many struggle to get their head around. Because of this, many organizations miss out on the benefits that good IT governance brings.

Over the next four weeks we’ll be looking at different aspects of IT governance, it benefits and how it can be applied to your organization.

So what is IT governance?

IT governance is a framework for data, asset and people management to ensure that a business’s IT supports and enables corporate strategies and objectives.

Effective IT governance ensures that you have all the required IT systems, frameworks and practises and that they work together in the most efficient way.

Therefore, IT governance can include everything from your cyber resilience posture, your IT strategy, quality management, operations, compliance and change management.

Delve a little deeper

These titles have been specially chosen to help develop knowledge of IT governance, the IT governance standard ISO38500 and why it is important to your business:

IT Governance: Implementing Frameworks and Standards for the Corporate Governance of IT IT Governance: Implementing Frameworks and Standards for the Corporate Governance of IT

This book sets out for managers, executives and IT professionals the practical steps necessary to meet today’s corporate and IT governance requirements. It provides practical guidance on how board executives and IT professionals can make the most out of an IT governance framework in their organization.

Price: €47.95

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ISO38500 The IT Governance Standard: A Pocket Guide ISO38500 The IT Governance Standard: A Pocket Guide

“For those who are spearheading the drive for IT Governance, usage of this book with Senior Management and the Board of Directors is a first step. It provides the high level understanding that is needed, without the technical clauses that are related in the standard.” James Ritchie, CISA, CISSP

Price: €11.95

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ISO38500 The IT Governance Standard: A Pocket Guide IT Governance: A Pocket Guide

This  pocket guide provides the reader with a basic understanding of how an organization’s IT supports and enables the achievement of its strategies and objectives.

Price: €11.95

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IT Governance to Drive High Performance: Lessons from Accenture IT Governance to Drive High Performance: Lessons from Accenture

This pocket guide provides you with an insider’s detailed description of Accenture’s IT governance policy and details its governance structure. It will show how effective IT governance links IT strategy and IT decisions to Accenture’s business strategy and business priorities.

Price: €11.95

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IT Governance Standard ISO38500 (ISO 38500) IT Governance Standard

Hardcopy version of ISO/IEC 38500:2008, the IT governances standard, which provides guiding principles for directors of organizations on the effective, efficient, and acceptable use of information technology (IT).

Price: €69.50

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You can also learn about IT governance and the Calder Moir IT Governance Framework on our information pages.

Next week: COBIT and IT Governance.