The IT Governance Log

Welcome To The IT Governance Journal

This section of W3 Journal is dedicated to IT Governance. But what is it? What exactly IS 'IT Governance'? It is a debatable question, but hopefully we can shed some light.

Wikipedia describes it as "a subset discipline of Corporate Governance focused on information technology systems and their performance and risk management.". It further describes Corporate Governance as "Corporate governance is the set of processes, customs, policies, laws and institutions affecting the way a corporation is directed, administered or controlled".

These are fair definitions, but they actually do not mean much unless the context is understood, and perhaps unless examples are available.

IT Governance is characterized by a series of drivers and frameworks. Some of the drivers themselves (often legislation) tend to have emerged as a result of high profile scandals, whilst others have evolved due to the pursuit of efficiency.

Some of the common IT Governance frameworks actually span a number of different genre, and are thus documented in other areas of this portal. However, navigation section on the right does provide a good cross section of the current major recognized methodologies.



IT GOVERNANCE RELATED DRIVERS:
Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Basel II
Data Protection Act



IT GOVERNANCE RELATED FRAMEWORKS:
ITIL
ISO 27001
Balanced Scorecard
COBIT
Six Sigma
CMM
MOF
ISO 20000
PRINCE2
PMBOK
PDCA / DEMMING
RACI
EFQM
ISO 9000
OPM3




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  • This is a relatively new initiative, intended to define the many frameworks and methods associated with technology and IT.

    Our objective is to provide definitions, information, news and other materials to support professionals in these often complex fields. We are also open to input and do accept contributions. If you wish to participate, please contact us via the link above.

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