IT Governance

IT Governance news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

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Choosing a smarter metaphor for your data governance strategy

Organizations want to be “data-driven.” The gist of which is they want people using data to make decisions. Leaders know that too many people make stuff up. And every leader has done it themselves, so it’s not as if it’s a secret...

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Why data governance?

Data governance used to be a nice to have, but due to the increasing focus and importance of data and analytics, it’s becoming a necessity that helps to drive data management across the enterprise.

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What is COBIT? A framework for alignment and governance

COBIT is an IT management framework developed by the ISACA to help businesses develop, organize and implement strategies around information management and governance.

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The real reason you’re failing at PCI DSS compliance

For more than a decade, organizations have struggled to achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance. The problem isn't knowledge or technology; it's proficiency.

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The 6 keys to Matson's global digital transformation

Matson Inc.'s IT consolidation and digital transformation efforts have created massive efficiencies. An effort made possible thanks to six crucial elements.

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Is technology spending a cost of doing business or a source of alpha?

A modern-day IT strategy should strive to get an IT organization out of its efficiency and reliability comfort-zone, and elevate its business relevancy through continuous improvement in productivity, throughput and measurable business...

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4 ways to halt data thieves

Small- to medium-sized businesses struggle to reduce the complexity of cyber security management while maintaining defenses against a growing threat landscape. All security professionals and solution providers will agree that...

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Why RPA implementations fail

RPA hype is at an all-time high, with an alphabet soup of providers and offerings. Industry watchers are declaring RPA a must-evaluate technology, and some are heralding the start of the next industrial age. Software providers on both...

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Data governance stumble

Are you striving to be a data-driven organization and getting stuck in perfecting a data governance model? Too many organizations get caught in this situation. which impedes their progress toward an enterprise data strategy.

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Governance, selective investment drive HMSHost’s multichannel digital journey

Several factors have accelerated HMSHost’s agility and relevance to consumers, including digital governance strategy and key investments in technology infrastructure.

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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What is ITIL? Your guide to the IT Infrastructure Library

ITIL is a framework of best practices for delivering IT services. ITIL’s systematic approach to IT service management can help businesses manage risk, strengthen customer relations, establish cost-effective practices, and build a...

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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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