“In the cloud debate, the trump card will often be played by the business-line leader responsible for customer satisfaction and profitable revenue. To shape the solution, IT leaders can push aside the hype and broadly evaluate risk and return — through the eyes of the business,” said Brian Barnier, principal analyst at ValueBridge Advisors and a risk advisor with ISACA. “There are no cute tricks. It is about knowing the business. This is where ISACA’s 44 years of increasing business focus can help IT leaders more easily achieve business objectives.”
For free resources that help calculate cloud ROI and help ensure security in the cloud, visit www.isaca.org/cloud.
Global nonprofit IT association ISACA recently issued guidance on managing three top trends expected to pose major challenges to businesses in 2013: cybersecurity threats, private vs. public clouds and data privacy. As part of its role as a provider of best practices and expertise, ISACA helps its 100,000 constituents worldwide navigate the shifting IT landscape in order to build trust in and value from enterprise information.