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New End-To-End Framework Helps IT Governance Professionals To Integrate Board, Executive and IT Department Tools and Responsi

(March 15, 2006)
A new end-to-end framework has been launched to help IT governance professionals organize and communicate the various interlocking facets of IT governance throughout their organisations, from boardroom through to data room. The "Calder-Moir IT Governance Framework" has been launched by IT Governance Limited, a specialist publisher of governance, risk and compliance books, guides and tools, and may be accessed without charge.

The IT Governance Framework has been developed in recognition of the fragmented nature of current IT governance practice. The subject is broad and involves multiple disciplines, including information technology, risk management, project management, strategy, intellectual property, business design, project management and compliance. While most of these disciplines offer IT governance solutions and tools, they tend to be highly detailed and narrow in scope.


"Until today, no single tool has provided a full picture of IT governance," says Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance Limited. "Collectively, existing tools have often given a confusing impression that actually hinders the purpose of IT governance, which is to equip boards with information and levers for directing, evaluating and monitoring how well IT supports their core businesses. The new IT Governance Framework directly addresses this concern."

Rather than another tool, the IT Governance Framework is a way of organizing IT governance issues and tools to support the board, executives and practitioners. It places governance tools in the context of complete process and provides a simple reference point for discussing many aspects of IT direction and performance.

The IT Governance Framework is based upon Alan Calder's book, IT Governance Today A Practitioner's Handbook. It provides the basis for the forthcoming IT Governance Toolkit, which will provide a comprehensive suite of policies, procedures and task sheets to enable organizations to implement a comprehensive IT governance system that genuinely aligns IT with corporate strategy. The IT Governance Toolkit will be launched in Q2 2006.

IT Governance Ltd (ITGL) is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. It is the world's most comprehensive publisher of and distributor for information, advice, guidance, books and tools for Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. ITGL is non-geek; it approaches IT issues from a non-technology background and talks to management in its own language. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at www.itgovernance.co.uk.

Alan Calder is an international authority on information security management. He led the world's first successful implementation of BS 7799, the information security management standard upon which ISO 27001 is based, and wrote the definitive compliance guide for this standard, IT Governance: A Manager's Guide to Data Security and BS7799/ISO17799. The third edition of this book is the basis for the UK Open University's postgraduate course on Information Security. He is a consultant to companies including Cisco. He regularly blogs on IT security issues.


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