What is COBIT?
Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) is a widely recognized written framework for IT governance and management within businesses. First introduced by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) in 1996, COBIT was last updated in 2012 and has evolved from a roadmap for navigating the ever-changing IT landscape to a set of techniques and best practices for bridging the gap between risk, information, and technology management.
Why Does it Matter?
COBIT can be used by leaders and managers in organizations of any size to manage t IT processe and align end-to-end operations within a business. It helps ensure that IT is part of larger organizational governance, which is crucial in the age of digital transformation.
The IT department is no longer a separate entity siloed from the rest of the company. COBIT is one framework that understands the necessity of making IT management an enterprise-wide effort. COBIT also aligns with Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and enhances IT Service Management (ITSM) implementation.
Overall, COBIT provides a ready-made toolkit to help demonstrate the business value of IT, which matters more now than ever.