How Technology Impacts Business Growth

February 7th, 2017

When it comes to growing your business and driving it towards success, technology is key in applying modern, effective solutions and processes intended to increase productivity within the workplace. With the combination of technical knowledge and savvy business management skills, you can easily pave the path to success with your business. Information technology can be

Governance and IT

August 24th, 2010

Enterprises will continue to hold the purse strings tight to their chest and will spend only when there is near certainty that there is a positive outcome.  This fact, coupled with virtualization and cloud computing, companies can no longer afford to have their IT organizations function like outside service providers, or utilities who simply keep

Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) Audit Requirements

April 11th, 2007

Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), passed in 2002, spells out requirements for internal controls.  Some organizations have turned to the standards published by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). These do not, however, provide specific guidelines for organizations that deal with databases, a key area of concern for SOX compliance, but instead provide

Valuation of IT Initiatives – Business Case

March 22nd, 2007

This brief paper is based on concepts presented by in their discussion of Val IT under the COBIT© 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 help guide where IT spends money. If implemented correctly it will

IT Framework Relationships

March 15th, 2007

There are numerous processes designed to enhance the overall effectiveness of IT and often times what gets overlooked is how they might fit together.  Described below are the various frameworks and their relationship to one another and when you might adopt these frameworks over time.  Each of the frameworks has their set of implementation issues