COBIT's success as an increasingly internationally accepted set of guidance materials
for IT governance has resulted in the creation of a growing family of publications
and products designed to assist in the implementation of effective IT governance
throughout an enterprise.
Successful organizations understand the benefits of information technology (IT)
and use this knowledge to drive their shareholders’ value. They recognize the critical
dependence of many business processes on IT, the need to comply with increasing
regulatory compliance demands and the benefits of managing risk effectively. To
aid organizations in successfully meeting today’s business challenges, ISACA®
has published version COBIT® 4.1.
The Risk IT Framework
Risk is a natural part of the business landscape. If left unmanaged, the uncertainty
can spread like weeds. If managed effectively, losses can be avoided and benefits
In business today, risk plays a critical role. Almost every business decision requires
executives and managers to balance risk and reward. Effectively managing the business
risks is essential to an enterprise’s success.
The Val IT Framework
Val IT is a governance framework that consists of a set of guiding principles, and
a number of processes conforming to those principles that are further defined as
a set of key management practices.
The Val IT framework will be supported by publications and operational tools and
provides guidance to:
- Define the relationship between IT and the business and those functions in the organization
with governance responsibilities;
- Manage an organization's portfolio of IT-enabled business investments; and
- Maximize the quality of business cases for IT-enabled business investments with
particular emphasis on the definition of key financial indicators, the quantification
of "soft" benefits and the comprehensive appraisal of the downside risk
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