COBIT versus ITIL

I am vice-chair of IFIP IP3 and chair of the Global Industry Council. This explanation came forward from ISACA who sits on both. I thought a good explanation so I am quoting directly. ——————– There was a question posed about the connections/differences between COBIT and ITIL. Hope that the following is of assistance: COBIT and…


Chat Marios Damianides Partner Ernst and Young, Global Authority in Security and Risk Management

Marios Damianides is a partner with Ernst & Young in the Risk Advisory Services division in New York. At Ernst & Young Mr. Damianides has worked with numerous Fortune 100 companies designing and implementing security management systems. Mr. Damianides is a member of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and served as its international…


Robert Stroud: Chair ISACA INSIGHTS 2012 and Global Top Executive

In this interview Rob discusses the value and themes in the ISACA World Congress, INSIGHTS 2012; COBIT value; COBIT and Enterprise Architecture / IVI-IF CMF; what’s new in COBIT 5; current disruptive technologies;  new innovations in the next five years; opportunities for IT professionals and businesses; controversial topics; CIO versus CTO agendas; board governance and…


Pekka Viljakainen: Author No Fear: Business Leadership In the Age of Digital Cowboys; Globally Renowned Executive, Thought-Leader, Strategist, Entrepreneur

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I have an interview with Pekka Viljakainen, globally renowned executive, thought-leader, strategist, and entrepreneur. Pekka played an important role in the recent world economic forum hosted in Russia due to his international standing where Pekka’s new…


Trevor Eddolls: Distinguished author, international authority on mainframes and computing

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Trevor Eddolls: Distinguished author, international authority on mainframes and computing. Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki Trevor is a qualified teacher and has a BA. He has worked with mainframes since 1979. He has written and delivered…


Talking about IT as a Service

Tomorrow I talk to folks in Montreal, the last city on the itSMF Canada Professional Development Days tour. It been an interesting experience. Usually I talk about Microsoft products and the problems they solve but on this tour my focus has been on IT services in general with only a little bit about the tools…


Things I Learned at ITIL Training – Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

  A large part of any effective IT organization is communication – especially communication within your organization. And although you may be presenting the same or a similar message to everyone, it’s important to consider your audience and tailor the message accordingly. Ignore this at your peril and risk having your important email end up…

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Things I Learned at ITIL Training – The Deming Cycle

I’m a process person, so when my boss suggested I go on ITIL training, I jumped at the chance. Seriously. I love this stuff! And I was delighted to find that we had an excellent instructor – Barry Brown from Pink Elephant. He has a great way of using stories and analogies from his life…

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CIPS scholarship recipient’s pathway to success–Lynette Wallach: IT Leader, Senior Analyst Shares her best practices in Health Care IT

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with working IT professionals who are making their mark on industry. In this blog, I interview Lynette Wallach: IT Leader, Senior Analyst who shares her best practices in Health Care IT. Enjoy, Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, ISP, ITCP/IP3P, DFNPA, CNP, MVP Lynette Wallach started her…