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

IT Control Framework Strategies – ITIL, PMP, and CGEIT

The spectrum of offerings within an enterprise require multiple control frameworks for Strategic (ITG), Tactical (PPP) and Operational (ITSM) levels with at least one professional standard path for each. Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 10 – What is in a Name?

<- Back to Part 9 – The Way Ahead According to Greek philosophers, the first law of thought is that “each thing is the same with itself and different from another” otherwise known as a law of identity. This is a common idea … Continue reading

Educational Network Saturation

Educational networks are constantly fighting against external malware affronts, with millions of individual items turned away by campus firewalls and other forms of malware defensive measures. Almost 10 years ago, the average time an unpatched machine could be on the … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 9 – The Way Ahead

< Back to Part 8 – Transition                                                   On To Part 10 – What is in a Name? -> THE WAY AHEAD John E. Jones is quoted as saying “What gets measured gets done, what gets measured and fed back gets done well, what … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 8 – Transition

< Back to Part 7 – Centers of Excellence                                          On to Part 9 – The Way Ahead > TRANSITION FROM TODAY As I mentioned in the introductory Shared Services post, money for technology and control of its allocation carries political and Academic standing issues … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 7 – Centers of Excellence

< Back to Part 6 – Come and Take It                                                          On To Part 8 – Transition > CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE Centers of Excellence (CoE) build a “decentralized model for centralization” in which each functional element has a home and support personnel, … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 6 – Come And Take It

< Back to Part 5 – Together Alone or Forever Apart?           On to Part 7 – Centers of Excellence > Actions are underway in identifying strategies for consolidation and the development of Shared Services – driven by legislatively-mandated management reviews and external audits by … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 5 – Together Alone or Forever Apart?

< Back to Part 4 – Conclusions                                                       On to Part 6 – Come and Take It >  As the US Declaration of Independence was being signed, Benjamin Franklin was noted as remarking that “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” This idea that … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 4 – Conclusions

< Back to Part 3 – Process >                                                            < On to Part 5 – Together Alone > CONCLUSIONS A successful Shared Services actions at TAMU/TAMUS will require centralization of funding and IT governance across the entire span of Shared Services, in addition to care in protecting the central … Continue reading