COBIT5 asks the following question - how can businesses apply the same mentality that they do to their normal business activities to IT? In this article we cover the 3 components of COBIT5, and the three main benefits it offers to an organization.
COBIT is a renowned organizational framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT. We discuss the benefits such as enabling businesses to achieve objectives predictably and reliably, with the support of a fully-refined (and well-understood) IT structure. It is important to remember that the COBIT framework also offers valuable insight into the principles and enablers that go into effective IT management. At the same time, it remains generic enough that individual organizations can adapt it to suit their own unique needs.
Without the governance and management provided by COBIT 5, organizations face increased risk that all your IT and information assets are poorly managed and proper accountability is compromised.
COBIT 5 is based on 5 principles that enable the organisation to build an effective governance and management framework that optimises information and technology investment and use for the benefit of a wide range of organisational stakeholders.
A quick introductions to the COBIT 5 enabler: The principles, policies and frameworks. Each enabler, including Principles, policies and frameworks, is broken down into four generic enabler dimensions. Each of these dimensions contain enabler specific information.