IT Governance Questions

IT Governance requires the answers to three fundamental questions:
“What decisions to make?”
“Who should make the decisions?”
“How to make and monitor the decisions?” Continue reading

Creating an IT Governance/GRC Program

Once we define the WHAT, HOW and WHY behind our IT control frameworks, we can begin to form the GRC office. GRC is a shortened form of Governance, Risk and Compliance, the three linked disciplines that help to guide IT Operations to provide controls over Ethics, Transparency and Alignment with Business objectives. Continue reading

IT Control Frameworks – WHY will we do it? (ITG/COBIT/CGEIT)

Within IT Control Frameworks, IT Governance (ITG) and frameworks such as COBIT 5 provide details on the Strategies needed for enterprise controls – defining WHY we will be doing (or ceasing to do) what is needed to create value. Continue reading

Getting Past the Culture of “No”

One of the words best removed from the language is the raw negative of a “No!” This simple phrase reduces so many different ideas and concepts to nothingness, forever denying their value before it has been weighed and measured critically. … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 2 – Justification

< Back to Part 1 – Introduction >                                                                 < On to Part 3 – Process > SHARED SERVICES Examining the Shared Services model and its application, a central service information services provider could become the single source for multiple services as has become more … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 1 – Introduction

< On to Part 2 – Justification > The idea behind Shared Services is an appeal within the current spectrum of campuses within the State of Texas and abroad, where efficiencies of operational costs are coming under increasing scrutiny. This assessment, which will … Continue reading

Educational Computing and the Legacy of Silos

Educational computing emerged in its origin within early data processing systems whose presence made research possible for a department or researcher ahead of their fellows lacking the same information systems, resulting in the isolation of information technology within early technical support silos along entirely … Continue reading