First released way back in 1996, COBIT has already been around for quite a while. One reason why it never took off was because companies were never compelled to use it … until now. Today, many CEOs and CIOs are finding it to be a vital tool for achieving SOX compliance in IT.
There’s no question about it. For many of you top executives in the corporate world, all roads leading to a brighter future have to go through SOX compliance. And because the business processes that contribute to financial reporting (the crux of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act) are now highly reliant on IT systems, it is important to focus a good part of your attention there.