IT Governance

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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.

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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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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Information governance for counties and municipalities

Most county and municipal governments don't have formal information governance programs, but adoption of IG would reduce risks, lower costs and vastly improve quality of services in these organizations.

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HIPAA as an umbrella for county/municipal cybersecurity

Many county governments have departments or divisions that qualify as "covered entities" under HIPAA. For those organizations, it makes a great deal of sense to cover the entire enterprise under the umbrella of HIPAA rather than...

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County and municipal cybersecurity, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part series for municipal executives and managers on cybersecurity. Included is a discussion of information governance (IG) and a look at frameworks, standards and regulations, including NIST, HIPAA, ISO27000...

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County and municipal cybersecurity, Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part series on cybersecurity for county and municipal organizations. In Part 1, I define major issues and obstacles specific to municipal government. In Part 2, I will offer solutions. This article was...

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Is the business-IT gap intentional?

IT and business executives must decide whether to transform the way their organizations interact. Maintaining the status quo may feel safe, but it’s risky. To determine if the relationship has reached a tipping point, ask two...

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Law firm uses OKRs to drive astonishing results and get things done

In the corporate world, many decisions are made in meetings, but too often things fall between the cracks. Here's a look at how one law firm used new Workboard OKR (objectives and key results) software to solve the challenge of...

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5 mistakes to avoid when building the business case for IT

Projecting the ROI and payback of a technology project is an effort most project teams are tasked with - and it doesn't have to be painful one. Here are five key mistakes to avoid when building your business case. Whether it's CRM,...

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Story point normalization -- what's the point?

Story pointing, estimation, planning poker and velocity are all difficult concepts to grasp from a leadership level, so how can delivery help leadership better understand when a project with be done consistently across the entire...

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CIO travels new path to IT governance at native cloud company

cOkta’s Mark Settle will institute change management and data governance for a growing company. But at this startup, BYOD and shadow IT are the rule rather than the exception.

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