COBIT 5, the previous version of COBIT, was focused on providing objectives, tools, and best practices that were universally applicable to all IT operations. In contrast, COBIT 2019 is focused on creating bespoke IT frameworks, specifically suited to an individual company’s own requirements and goals. COBIT 2019 works by establishing the potential for progressive evolution. IT is constantly in flux, with businesses having to consider new technology, legislation, practices on a regular basis.
COBIT is a leading framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT. Created by the non-profit ISACA, COBIT was built by experts to suit the requirements of both business executives and IT professionals. It combines enterprise governance and management techniques, providing principles, practices, models and analytical tools to help users consistently increase the value of, and trust in, their IT systems.
Part of COBIT’s success comes from the fact that it has been consistently updated to meet the ever-changing needs of IT governance. For example, the latest version, COBIT 5, is better able to integrate with other popular frameworks, standards and resources, including VAL IT, Risk IT and ITIL.
COBIT 5 enables organizations to balance resource usage, risk optimisation and realising benefits, helping them to improve business outcomes and ensure that their IT systems are supporting them as much as possible. The COBIT framework helps organisations to:
COBIT 2019 establishes the potential for progressive evolution in IT frameworks. With elements of digital and IT management being in constant flux, businesses must be prepared to reexamine their chosen best practices, software, technology, and compliance initiatives on a regular basis. This is not only for the sake of meeting the standards set by clients but also surpassing them.