COBIT 5, the latest version of ISACA's IT Governance and Management Framework was released last May after three years of development and introduces significant changes and improvements. One of the most significant breakthroughs is the recognition that IT is pervasive and not just for the IT function. The COBIT 5 processes are now enterprise wide covering the business and IT. COBIT 5 provides an end-to-end business view of IT governance that reflects the central role of information and technology in creating value for enterprises. The principles, practices, analytical tools and models found in COBIT 5 embody thought leadership and guidance from business, IT and governance experts around the world.
The latest version of COBIT builds and expands on COBIT 4.1 by integrating other major frameworks, standards and resources, including ISACA's Val IT and Risk IT, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITILŪ) and related standards from the International Organization for Standardization
This webinar will be delivered by Gary Hardy, the Architect of the ITpreneurs IT Governance and COBIT portfolio, who is one of the originators of the COBIT initiative. He has been a key member of the development team for the past 19 years and was a lead developer of COBIT 5. Gary's view is that "COBIT 5 has arrived at just the right time - enterprises are more and more aware of the need to oversee the use of IT effectively to deliver value and manage costs in tough economic conditions. Used wisely IT can transform enterprise performance, used badly it can waste lots of money and put enterprises at significant risk. Increasingly, executives are mandating action plans to improve the governance and management of IT, demanding more involvement and accountability of business management, and recommending the adoption of COBIT guidance.