If the Corporate Governance of ICT is effectively implemented and maintained , the following benefits will be realised:

  1. Public Service positioned to improve delivery on the 12 strategic outcomes
  2. Improved achievement of Public Service-wide and departmental strategic goals
  3. Improved effective public service delivery through ICT-enabled access to government information and services
  4. Improved ICT enablement of business
  5. Improved delivery of ICT service quality
  6. Improved stakeholder communication
  7. Continuous improvement of business and ICT alignment
  8. Improved trust between ICT, the business and citizens
  9. Lower costs
  10. Increased alignment of investment towards strategic goals</>p
  11. Improved return on ICT-enabled investment
  12. ICT risks managed in line with the priorities and appetite of the Public Service and the department
  13. Appropriate security measures to protect the departmental and employee information
  14. Improved management of business-related ICT projects
  15. Improved management of information as it is managed on the same level as other resources such as people, finance and material in the Public Service
  16. ICT pro-actively recognises opportunities and guides departments and the Public Service in timeous adoption of appropriate technology
  17. Improved ICT ability to learn and agility to adapt to changing circumstances, and
  18. ICT executed in line with legislative and regulatory requirements.


Corporate Governance of and Governance of ICT Good Practice and Standards

In recognition of the importance of the Governance of ICT, a number of internationally recognised frameworks and standards, such as King III Code, ISO/IEC 38500 and COBIT, have been developed to provide context for the institutionalisation of the Corporate Governance of ICT.

  1. The King III Code: The most commonly accepted Corporate Governance Framework in South Africa is also valid for the Public Service. It was used to inform the Corporate Governance of ICT principles and practices in this document and to establish the relationship between Corporate Governance of and Governance of ICT.
  2. ISO/IEC 38500: Internationally accepted as the standard for Corporate Governance of ICT; it provides governance principles and a model.
  3. <span">COBIT: An internationally accepted process framework for implementing Governance of ICT. COBIT fully supports the principles of the King III Code and the ISO/IEC 38500 standard in the Corporate Governance of ICT.


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