Professional Practice in IT Report

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ProfessionalPracticeinITTable of ContentsIT Governance Framework....................................................................................................................2Australian Standard in the Fulfilment of the ICT Task..........................................................................2Compliance (Legislation) in the Fulfilment of the ICT Task.................................................................3References.............................................................................................................................................41
ProfessionalPracticeinITIT Governance FrameworkIT Governance is defined as a framework that allows a particular organization to ensure thatthe IT infrastructure of the organization is capable to achieve the business goals andstrategies. It provides a mechanism to align the IT strategy of the organization with itsbusiness strategies.The host company, XYZ Corporations, does have an IT Governance framework in place.ITIL, Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is the framework that is followed in thecompany. This framework makes sure that the IT services and methods support the corebusiness goals of the company. There are training sessions organized for the employees atregular intervals. However, there are compliance issues that are observed at the lower andmiddle levels. There are also issues with the decision making activities as the higherauthorities are provided with all such abilities (Itinfo, 2017).When compared with the IT Governance framework with other classmates, there weredifferences in the structure and compliance that were observed. In this first comparison, theIT Governance Framework being followed came out to be COBIT. Risk management andmitigation were the two prime focus areas in this case (Isaca, 2017). In the secondcomparison, the framework being followed in the company came out to be CapabilityMaturity Model Integration (CMMI). The basic aim of this framework implemented in thecompany was to ensure performance improvement at each level. The compliance ratio wasfound to be highest in the company following COBIT IT Governance framework followed bythe host company using ITIL and then came the company making use of CMMI method.Australian Standard in the Fulfilment of the ICT TaskEthics play an extremely important role in all the business tasks and activities. It goes validfor all the ICT tasks as well. IT Ethics and professional code of conduct is required to befollowed and reflected in all the IT process being carried out in the organization.In case of XYZ Corporations, there were a number of increased insider threats that wereobserved. These threats led to the exposure of the confidential information of the organizationto the unauthorized entities. In most of such cases, the employees of the organization wereheld responsible. In order to overcome such issues, it was decided to implement AustralianComputer Society (ACS) Code of Conduct in the organization. As per this standard, there aresix elements that must be followed by all the employees. These six elements include honest,2
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