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Problem

The world lives today in the information age

Organizations need to manage huge amounts of information to develop their business, and the ability to manage that information is a strong differentiator in the market. To this end, companies’ computer systems, especially large ones, have become progressively more complex and sophisticated, resulting in the emergence of an IT Governance that has assumed an increasing importance in organizations.

The emergence of legal and regulatory requirements in certain industries (banking, for example) or certain data processing practices (data protection laws, for example) has led to the creation of mechanisms to ensure that the computer systems of these organizations respect a wide range of standards and requirements, and which ensure extreme integrity and stability.

Compta BS is often faced with the need to assess and determine whether its customers’ computer systems meet these requirements and whether the changes to which those systems are permanently exposed (new objects inserted in the organization, changing rules within the system, introduction of new applications, systems integration, etc.).

These are extremely complex processes that are traditionally conducted in an eminently manual way, requiring the dedication of teams of very senior and specialized consultants for a long time (months or even more than a year) to survey the situation and to ensure that the changes to be made do not generate unacceptable impacts.

As a relatively recent area, IT Governance has already gained a strong presence within organizations, and several methodologies for evaluating the company’s development status (COBIT and ITIL) have been created and several standards exist for some components (ISO 20000, ISO 27001, for example). But there is no homogeneous set of comprehensive standards or procedures for IT Governance.

Have you already evaluated the level of alignment between IT and your business?

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