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... the organisation so that project personnel don’t waste time learning multiple approaches to the management of projects and executive management only have to deal with one approach to project governance and reporting. Observations: There are a number of project management methodologies in the market which in many cases are sold with training and ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 28 January 2008 | Hits: 332
Conclusion: Initially oriented towards IT auditors and control professionals, COBIT1 has matured into a broadly-based governance framework capable of being used by board members and C level executives, such as COOs and CFOs, when seeking to understand and effectively harness IT capabilities. Importantly however, in its new form COBIT also provides ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2007 | Hits: 312
Conclusion: Deciding whether major business solutions, or ICT enabled projects, should proceed to the next stage during a review is pivotal for sound governance. When lip service is paid to the review process project failure may just be around the corner. This view was put forward by the UK National Audit Office, and was endorsed in the November 2006 ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Tuesday, 28 November 2006 | Hits: 410
... and both are now considered an integral part of corporate governance. This integrated approach is now called Business Continuity Management (BCM) and should be the lynch pin in any organisation’s risk management. Observations: Recent research indicates that a large company can expect a crisis once every four to five years and the costs they face ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Thursday, 28 December 2006 | Hits: 288
... hasty, inappropriate decisions but must be approached in the manner of any software applications system implementation, with the appropriate governance and management. Conclusion: It may seem that recognition of the risks associated with a reliance on legacy application software systems and the need to migrate these systems should be obvious ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 28 January 2008 | Hits: 380
... this protection it is also important that, at the human level policies and procedures are put in place to protect the network from misuse by its users. As an important part of IT governance organisations must compile, publish, maintain and enforce IT Network Policies to help ensure the integrity of the IT Network. Conclusion: ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 28 February 2008 | Hits: 400
... application portfolios as well as the methodologies and governance approaches that underpin them. A recent straw poll conducted with a number of CIOs revealed that: The average age of business applications1 varied between 8 and 9 years; Between 50 – 75% of IT spending2 was application based. For these reasons, we advocate a holistic ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Saturday, 28 June 2008 | Hits: 381
Conclusion: Multisourcing can provide a number of significant benefits to client organisations however the full potential will only be achieved if the issues of governance and system management tools and processes are satisfactorily resolved prior to multisourcing. Observations: Most commentators agree that in 2006 we will see considerable activity ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Wednesday, 28 December 2005 | Hits: 332
... as part of an identity lifecycle process, may not help businesses make money, but it does help mitigate risk. Failing to deprovision legacy accounts which then become a conduit for fraud could well be seen as a failing of due care and governance. After all, we are pretty good at stopping payments to employees once they have left; why aren’t the two ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Saturday, 28 June 2008 | Hits: 491
... goals and strategies. This has necessitated a different approach to the outsourcing relationship, an even greater emphasis on governance, and a more open approach to the relationship between the client organisation and the service provider. Observations: Traditionally, many organisations that outsourced their IT services had cost reduction as one ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2007 | Hits: 345