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Towards an Abbreviated COBIT Framework for Use in an Australian State Public Sector

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  • Empirical Study
    • Survey Results
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  • Not specified
  • Number of Cases
  • None
  • Functional Area
  • Coordinating Processes
    • Controlling of Product-Service-Systems
    • Strategic Planning of Product-Service-Systems
  • Company Size
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  • Lifecycle Phase
  • Pre-Utilization
  • Utilization
  • Types of Customers of Value Bundles
  • Public Administrations
  • Industry Sector
  • Public Administration and Defense, Social Insurance
  • Standardization
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This paper details research undertaken to evaluate the potential to use the Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT) framework as the basis for Information Technology (IT) audits in a state public sector audit office from Australia. The research outlined here used a survey methodology to determine the high level control objectives from COBIT considered to be the most important to a selection of public sector organisations from within that state and provides a comparison with studies by Guldentops, van Grembergen and de Haes (2002), Liu and Ridley (2005) and results from the European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) IT working group COBIT self-assessment. Seventeen high level control objectives were identified as being important to Tasmanian public service organisations. As eight of these were also identified by the other studies it appears possible to derive an abbreviated instrument from COBIT that would be both enduring and relevant across geographical and organisational contexts.

This research result was described by Sanja Tumbas (27. April 2011 - 9:45)
This research result was last edited by Sanja Tumbas (25. November 2011 - 21:18)

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