IT governance is a formal framework that provides a structure for organizations to ensure that IT investments support business objectives. IT governance provides a structure for aligning IT strategy with business strategy.
The vast majority of modern organisations rely on IT in some capacity. In fact, most would be unable to function without an effective IT. IT has become critical driver of strategic transformations as well as organizational performance.
There are several subdomains of IT governance. Important ones are as follows:
IT continuity management
IT service management, including ITIL and service level management
Information security management, including ISO 27001
Data privacy, including EU GDPR and DPA compliance
Capacity and availability management of infrastructure and applications
Knowledge management, including intellectual capital
Project and programme management
Enterprise architecture management
IT risk management
Human resource management
COBIT is the globally recognized and leading framework ensuring effective and strategic enterprise governance of information and technology (EGIT). The COBIT 2019 governance framework goes well beyond information technology and IT department functions. It contains detailed description of the COBIT Core Model and its 40 governance/management objectives, a design guide on how to put COBIT to practical use, and how to implement and assess practical and custom-tailored processes to specific governance needs.
ISO/IEC 38500 provides guiding principles for members of governing bodies of organizations (which can comprise owners, directors, partners, executive managers, or similar) on the effective, efficient, and acceptable use of information technology (IT) within their organizations. It also provides guidance to those advising, informing, or assisting governing bodies including executive managers, members of groups monitoring the resources within the organization; external business or technical specialists, internal and external service providers, and auditors.
Business Beam’s consultants and coaches provide strategic, tactical and operational guidance to leaders, managers and teams. We ensure that IT strategy and assets are aligned with organizational strategy and objectives.
Salient features of our approach are as follows: