There are many frameworks available to guide IT
specialists in setting up their management systems, and there are many products
available to help organisations take control of their IT activities.
These frameworks and tools are often labelled "IT Governance" - but in most
cases, they are really focused on management tasks, and while very useful, do
not necessarily ensure that their users have an effective system of governance.
Corporate Governance of Information Technology provides a comprehensive
discussion of the topic, in language that is designed for directors and top
executives, so that they and their IT supply team can have a common
understanding of the topic and their organization's approach.
ISO/IEC 38500 defines corporate
governance of information technology at a high level that suits the
needs of company directors and top executives.
Because the standard is designed to be universally applicable, it
cannot contain any detailed instruction on how organizations can
adopt the standard.
In this major new book, everybody interested in effective, efficient
and acceptable use of information technology, in effective
governance of IT, and everybody who simply wants to get good results
from IT while avoiding the pitfalls, will find the information that
they need to guide their efforts in adopting the standard.
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This book is also available in Spanish.
First published in July 2001, The
Director's IT Compass has found its way to the desktops and
briefcases of almost two thousand directors, executives and IT
Expanded and revised in 2006, the second edition provides an
expanded introduction to the need for and base concepts of top level
governance of IT. With an overview of AS8015, the original
standard for Corporate Governance of IT, and a twelve point
self-assessment, the book provides a useful primer for those who
cannot wait for the new book.
And with a further forty-eight incisive questions for directors to
ask, The Director's IT Compass continues as a valuable tool for
checking that your organization's IT is under control.
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