DS12 Manage the Physical Environment

CobiT definition: Protection for computer equipment and personnel requires well-designed and well-managed physical facilities. The process of managing the physical environment includes defining the physical site requirements, selecting appropriate facilities, and designing effective processes for monitoring environmental factors and managing physical access. Effective management of the physical environment reduces business interruptions from damage to computer […]

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DS11 Manage Data

CobiT definition: Effective data management requires identifying data requirements. The data management process also includes the establishment of effective procedures to manage the media library, backup and recovery of data, and proper disposal of media. Effective data management helps ensure the quality, timeliness and availability of business data. Control over the IT process of Manage […]

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DS10 Manage Problems

CobiT definition: Effective problem management requires the identification and classification of problems, root cause analysis and resolution of problems. The problem management process also includes the formulation of recommendations for improvement, maintenance of problem records and review of the status of corrective actions. An effective problem management process maximises system availability, improves service levels, reduces […]

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DS9 Manage the Configuration

CobiT definition: Ensuring the integrity of hardware and software configurations requires the establishment and maintenance of an accurate and complete configuration repository. This process includes collecting initial configuration information, establishing baselines, verifying and auditing configuration information, and updating the configuration repository as needed. Effective configuration management facilitates greater system availability, minimises production issues and resolves […]

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DS8 Manage Service Desk and Incidents

CobiT definition: Timely and effective response to IT user queries and problems requires a well-designed and well-executed service desk and incident management process. This process includes setting up a service desk function with registration, incident escalation, trend and root cause analysis, and resolution. The business benefits include increased productivity through quick resolution of user queries. […]

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DS7 Educate and Train Users

CobiT definition: Effective education of all users of IT systems, including those within IT, requires identifying the training needs of each user group. In addition to identifying needs, this process includes defining and executing a strategy for effective training and measuring the results. An effective training programme increases effective use of technology by reducing user […]

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DS6 Identify and Allocate Costs

CobiT definition: The need for a fair and equitable system of allocating IT costs to the business requires accurate measurement of IT costs and agreement with business users on fair allocation. This process includes building and operating a system to capture, allocate and report IT costs to the users of services. A fair system of […]

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