ISO/IEC 38500 - The IT governance standard
BIC: Corporate governance & responsibilities, COMPUTING: GENERAL
BISAC: COMPUTERS / General, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Governance
Published: 31 Jul 2008
ISO/IEC38500 is the international standard for the corporate governance of information and communication technology. The purpose of the Standard is to create a framework to ensure that the board is appropriately involved in the governance of the organisation's IT. The Standard sets out guiding principles for directors on how to ensure the effective, efficient and acceptable use of IT within their company.
This useful pocket guide provides an account of the scope and objectives of the Standard. It outlines the Standard's six core principles, sets out the three major tasks that the standard assigns to directors regarding IT, and explains the interrelationship between the two. The guide also offers advice on how to set up and implement the IT governance framework.
The information covered will help you to:
- Manage the organisation's investment in IT responsibly
- Meet compliance requirements
- Improve the performance of the organisation
- Introduce effective project governance
Set up and implement an IT governance framework to improve your company's competitive position.
1: What is ISO/IEC 38500?
2: The corporate governance context
3: Scope, application and objectives
4: Framework for good IT governance
5: Implementing the six IT governance principles
6: ISO/IEC 38500 and the IT steering committee
7: Project governance
8: Other IT governance standards and frameworks
9: The Calder-Moir framework