IT Governance

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Make your CIO more relevant using business architecture

To succeed, CIOs need to focus more resources in communicating and building business architecture change maps that will involve business executives, business architects and obviously the CIO.

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Chief data officers are moving from defense to offense

For the first time in seven years, all 35 U.S. banks passed the Fed’s Comprehensive Capital Analysis Review (CCAR). In the past, many banks struggled with the regulation – not because of how they managed capital, but with proving the...

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Are SLAs no longer relevant?

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are a key element of ITIL Version 3.0 and a part of the align, plan, and organize function of COBIT 5. But are they still relevant? Or do we simply need to change what they are about and measure?

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What is IT governance? A formal way to align IT & business strategy

IT governance is a framework that provides a formal structure for organizations to produce measurable results toward achieving their strategies and ensures that IT investments support business objectives. The most commonly used...

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Data governance in the world of “data everywhere”

With data sources, uses and solutions on the rise, data governance is becoming even more important. But what are the phases of a successful and scalable data governance program?

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What's new with ISO/IEC 20000?

ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 is the international standard for IT service management. Is it just for large organizations or does it work for very small organizations as well? How can it help your organization provide better service?

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Software audits continue to rise

With software audits on the rise, especially from major ERP suppliers, this article summarizes steps to take to mitigate your risks.

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10 ways you’re failing at IT audits

IT audits can feel like a grim nuisance, but great value awaits those who heed these common mistakes that inevitably lead to an IT audit disaster.

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Can data governance be agile?

Many organizations are now recognizing the need for data governance but are still struggling with the right way to structure it. A good approach is – be agile!

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Enterprise analytics gives responsible control over data exploration

Data becomes information through communication. We want as many smart people to have easy access to rich data. Enterprise analytics is a control for leaders to avoid indulging in 'elaborate rubbish'. For every task there is a tool...

The top 6 Governance, Risk and Compliance certifications

CEOs are always on the lookout for dependable folks who can identify potential exposures and quantify the impacts of risk on an organization while protecting the interests of employees, shareholders, other organizations and the...

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The top 6 governance, risk and compliance (GRC) certifications

Job roles from IT auditor to security engineer to CIO require or benefit from a GRC certification. Here are six top-rated governance, risk and compliance certifications that are worth the time, cost and effort.

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How Nebraska successfully consolidated state IT services

Ed Toner, CIO of the state of Nebraska deployed ITSM to consolidate state IT services and improve quality while reducing costs and risk.

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Trailblazers: Notes from the new data frontier

Trailblazers have to overcome obstacles – both old and new – as they navigate new terrain. And their reward for choosing to pioneer, rather than follow, gives them a first-mover advantage.

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Plausibility as a data quality metric...Are you kidding, ECB?

European Central Bank has introduced Plausibility as a Data Quality Metric. This article explains the practicalities of implementing a fuzzy data quality metric like "Plausibility"

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Municipal shared services agreements for information technology

Are shared IT services for municipalities a good deal? What are the risks and do they really save money or will you be stuck with a nightmare scenario from which you can never extricate your organization?

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CIO value proposition: Negotiating key IT vendor contracts

While it's important for CIOs to provide a strategic advantage and to work on creating a partnership mentality, one area that needs to be smartly managed are those cumbersome and expensive vendor contracts.

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County/municipal IT customer service and the RACI model

Do you assume that your managers and staff members will apply common sense to daily operational activities? If so, you may be in trouble. Let's look at how you can use the RACI model and other IT governance tools to address the...

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How the disruptive power of Blockchain could impact the digital economy

Blockchain holds plenty of promise for security and interoperability, but IT leaders are still trying to better understand the technology and how to put it to use. This much-hyped technology has an incredible power to disrupt many...

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