The COBIT 5 framework implements the ISO 38500 standard for the corporate governance of IT. Those who "govern" act as stewards and take responsibility for ensuring the organisation delivers "what" the stakeholders expect. This they do by evaluating the internal and external environment, directing management and monitoring operational performance.

COBIT 5 Governance FrameworkManagement are expected to align IT operations with business' needs and focus IT activities on the achievement of the business' objectives and the organisation's strategic goals. The integrated process model of the COBIT framework assists with identifying the essential activities and establishing the roles and responsibilities required to deliver "what" is expected. The COBIT 5 framework provides the basic structure which organisations will need to adapt to suit their own particular needs.

The management system (described in APO1) is an important component of the governance framework. It drives efficiency and effectiveness in the use of resources. The management system also supports continuous improvement across all areas, but in particular for service management, information security management, risk management, quality management or the entire IT environment.  

COBIT 4 Maturity Assessment

The COBIT 4 Maturity Model can provide management with an initial, high-level view of the current level of organisational maturity.

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King IV Corporate Governance Assessment

King IV assessmentAssess the current level of your organisation's corporate governance using this King IV assessment tool.

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COBIT Assessment as a Service

COBIT 5 AssessmentConduct a COBIT assessment using this COBIT Assessment-as-a-Service.

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POPIA Preliminary Assessments

it governance oversightPOPIA preliminary assessments provide an efficient and effective approach to determining the extent to which the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act have been addressed.

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