CHAPTER 3: SCOPE, APPLICATION AND OBJECTIVES

This chapter deals with the scope, application and objectives of ISO/IEC 38500. It also sets out some of the benefits of using the Standard in terms of the organisation’s conformance and performance.

Scope

As might be expected, the scope of the Standard is “guiding principles for members of governing bodies of organizations […] on the effective, efficient, and acceptable use of information technology (IT) within their organizations”.8 ISO/IEC 38500 recognises that these processes could be controlled by one of the following:

•IT specialists within the organisation.

•External service providers.

•Business units within the organisation.

The Standard is directed at providing ‘guiding principles’ for members ...

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