Helping your organisation to define its direction, focusing on the goals and determining the actions to achieve them. Supporting your organisation to put in place the mechanisms for delivery

IT Strategy & Governance is a set of frameworks which ensures your organisations IT infrastructure, products and services enables and supports your business strategies and objectives

IT Strategy & Governance

IT Strategy & Governance is a critical component of corporate governance and the frameworks used address key areas of an organisations IT infrastructure, products and services to support the corporate strategies and objectives to achieve compliance.

There is an international IT Governance Standard, ISO/IEC 38500 with latest revision being completed in 2015, the Standard sets out a straightforward framework for the board’s governance of Information and Communications Technology.

There are three widely recognised, vendor-neutral, third-party frameworks which are often described as “IT Governance frameworks”, on their own they are not completely sufficient however they do have some strengths. The frameworks are;

  • ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) – developed by the UK Cabinet Office as a best practise library for IT Service Management. It has been widely adopted around the world and is supported by the international Standard ISO/IEC 20000:2011 upon which an independent certification can be achieved.
  • COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology) – is an IT Governance framework that helps organisations meet the challenges of businesses today, particularly in areas such as regulatory compliance, risk management and IT Strategy alignment to organisational goals and objectives.
  • ISO27002 (supported by ISO27001) – is the global Standard for Information Security Management in organisations, the Standard provides guidelines on organisational information security standards and information security management practises. The system is based on ISO/IEC 27001.

These three frameworks are all part of a best-practise approach to regulatory and corporate governance compliance. The challenge for many organisations is to establish a co-ordinated, integrated framework that draws on all three standards.


At Missing the Linq we can help you define the strategy, define the end goals, and how to mobilise your resources to achieve the outcomes you seek.

Through business and technical consultancy Missing the Linq can support the process helping you to identify the inputs, activities, outputs and outcomes, both formally and informally.

Missing the Linq helps leaders of organisations to think, relate and act in ways beyond traditional change management. Through a shared narrative, we bring together stakeholders to build a common understanding of the wider system.