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What is COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies)

Handbook of Research on the Evolution of IT and the Rise of E-Society
A good-practice framework created by international professional association ISACA for information technology (IT) management and IT governance. COBIT provides an implementable set of controls over information technology and organizes them around a logical framework of IT-related processes and enablers.
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Strategic Planning for Information Technology: A Collaborative Model of Information Technology Strategic Plan for the Government Sector
Wagner N. Silva (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Marco Antonio Vaz (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and Jano Moreira Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7214-5.ch016
Information technology (IT) is strategic for organization management, although many companies lack IT governance and planning, skilled people, defined and institutionalized methods and procedures, internal controls and indicators, and structures for agreement service levels and information security, legality, and economy. In this scenario, a minimum organization and control in the use of resources is needed to boost technical and administrative efficiency, with a focus on IT governance. An information technology strategic plan (ITSP) aims at discovering the resources and IT in an organization to direct the technological and information architecture to its strategic objectives. The Brazilian government issued a normative instruction (NI04) for public organizations to develop IT strategic plans so that they can purchase products and services. In order to help organizations develop, control, and manage their ITSPs, a model was created that defines a set of auxiliary steps in the construction of the ITSP.
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From Information Governance to IT Governance: An Overview of Issues and Frameworks for Large Organizations
Links the objectives of the IS to those of the company in order to evaluate its maturity towards its IT: it is a tool for auditors. It represents a consensus among experts on good practices in IT governance and with regard to investments in IT and the service provided by the IT. It provides a measurement scale to diagnose possible slippages.
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