Enterprise IT typically consists of a number of specific IT capabilities or business components, and good governance practice should underpin these capabilities so as to ensure value realization and reduce risk for the enterprise.

Many organizations are subjected to an ever changing and complex regulatory environment. With the increased reliance of all businesses on information and related technology this regulation often requires the compliance, governance and management of IT resources according to best practice or approved standards.

In this paper Russel Jones explores the use of COBIT 5 as the overarching governance and management framework for enterprise IT capabilities.