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Two New Titles For IT Professionals!

August 31st, 2012 by

This week sees the publication of two new titles from ITGP – the specialist risk, governance and compliance publisher.

The Definitive Guide to IT Service Metrics will enable you to manage, measure and implement metrics that will help you demonstrate the value of your IT services.

No One of Us is as Strong as All of Us is the new title from Dan McLean, author of the ITSM Iron Triangle. In this book Dan will show you how to transform ITIL® best practice into operational success’.

These two new ITGP titles and all our latest releases are all cheaper than amazon:

The Definitive Guide to IT Service Metrics The Definitive Guide to IT Service Metrics
by Kurt McWhirter and Ted Gaughan

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No One of Us is as Strong as All of Us No One of Us is as Strong as All of Us
by Daniel McLean

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Business Continuity Management Business Continuity Management
by Abdullah Al Hour

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Once More Unto The Breach Once More Unto The Breach
by Andrea C Simmons

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Managing Business Transformation Managing Business Transformation
by Melanie Franklin


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Cloud Computing, Assessing the Risks Cloud Computing, Assessing the Risks
by Jared Carstensen, Bernard Golden and JP Morgenthal


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30 Key Questions to Unlock Management 30 Key Questions that Unlock Management
by Brian Sutton and Robina Chatham


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Managing Business Transformation: “Small Book – Big Punch!”

August 31st, 2012 by

Realise the changes that will benefit your business in this great new book – Managing Business Transformation. If done right, change can bring improved efficiency, increased productivity and greater profitability.

“‘Small book – big punch!’ … In 130 pages and 5 easily digestible chapters it manages to not only cover the theories, concepts and techniques of organizational change but it links them together in a sensible and highly useable manner.”
Graham Devine, Adjunct Ltd

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Managing Business Transformation: A Practical Guide Managing Business Transformation: A Practical Guide
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Read Melanie Franklin’s book – Managing Business Transformation: A Practical Guide which will take you through all the stages of change management and provide strategies for dealing with resistance. Make change work for you.

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‘The Renaissance of Reading’: eBook Sales Rise By 366%

August 31st, 2012 by

Sales of ebooks have jumped dramatically over the last year, with a staggering increase of 366%. Industry experts have put this down to the adoption of new technologies such as the Kindle and other tablets.

Even Amazon has claimed that sales of its Kindle ebooks have overtaken hardcover and paperback sales combined, with people buying four times as many books as they were prior to owning a Kindle. Experts have described this trend as “a renaissance of reading”.

eBooks are navigable, instant and easy to read.

Join the growing trend of people opting for digital with 5 of our latest ebooks.

Available in Adobe ebook, ePub and Kindle formats you can download your book straight away and start reading!

The Definitive Guide to IT Service Metrics The Definitive Guide to IT Service Metrics NEW!
by Kurt McWhirter and Ted Gaughan

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No One of Us is as Strong as All of Us No One of Us is as Strong as All of Us NEW!
by Daniel McLean

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Business Continuity Management: Choosing to survive Business Continuity Management: Choosing to survive
by Abdullah Al Hour

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Once more unto the Breach: Managing information security in an uncertain world Once more unto the Breach: Managing information security in an uncertain world
by Andrea C Simmons

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Managing Business Transformation: A Practical Guide Managing Business Transformation: A Practical Guide
by Melanie Franklin

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Two New Titles For IT Professionals!

August 31st, 2012 by

This week sees the publication of two new titles from ITGP – the specialist risk, governance and compliance publisher.

The Definitive Guide to IT Service Metrics will enable you to manage, measure and implement metrics that will help you demonstrate the value of your IT services.

No One of Us is as Strong as All of Us is the new title from Dan McLean, author of the ITSM Iron Triangle. In this book Dan will show you how to transform ITIL® best practice into operational success’.

These two new ITGP titles are both cheaper than amazon:

 
The Definitive Guide to IT Service Metrics<br />
The Definitive Guide to IT Service Metrics

RRP: £49.95
Price: £39.95
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No One of Us is as Strong as All of Us
No One of Us is as Strong as All of Us

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Available in eBook format, these books will be available to instantly download to your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Citrix reveals latest report on Cloud Computing

August 30th, 2012 by

Do you know what Cloud Computing is? Really? The reason we ask is that a  national survey conducted by Wakefield Research (commissioned by Citrix) in August 2012  revealed that most Americans are confused by the Cloud….

Here are some of their latest findings:

  • When asked what “the Cloud” is:
    • 29% said it’s either an actual cloud, the sky or something related to the weather
    • Only 16% said it was a computer network to store, access and share data from Internet-connected devices
    • Other responses were: Toilet paper, pillow, heaven, mysterious network and outerspace
  • 51% of respondents believe stormy weather can intefere with cloud computing
  • Nearly 1/3 see the cloud as a thing of the future
  • Three in every five believe the “workplace of the future” will exist entirely in the Cloud
  • 54% claim never to use Cloud Computing, but in fact 95% do. Even when people don’t think they’re using the Cloud, they really are, e.g. using social networking sites, playing online games, storing photos and music online and using your email!
  • The top 3 concerns over Cloud security are cost (34%), security concerns (32%) and privacy concerns (31%)

 Commissioned by Citrix, this report shows that although the Cloud phenomenon is setting root in our mainstram culture, there is still a wide gap between perceptions and realities of cloud computing.

Citrix state: “These survey responses show there is a significant disconnect between what Americans know, what they pretend to know, and what they actually do when it comes to Cloud Computing.”

If you want to know what cloud computing really is then read Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks. This book  will take you through the different types of cloud and which one is right for your business. Alternatively, read our information page on Cloud Computing which summarises what cloud computing is, the benefits, the risks and more.

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Source: Citrix

Shhhh…….One day remains on exclusive offers!

August 30th, 2012 by

Take advantage of our exclusive offers – only available until midnight Friday 31st August 2012!

Standalone ISO27001 Toolkit
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ITIL/ITSM Toolkit
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Business Transformation Toolkit
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All these implementation guides are written by industry experts and contain valuable information to aid you in your IT project.

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Pass Your CISA, CISM or CGEIT Exam at the first attempt

August 30th, 2012 by

Preparation, preparation, preparation….the key to passing your ISACA exam at the first attempt

You will of course know that the ISACA certifications are amongst the most highly regarded ‘must have’ certifications required to build a career in the senior management of information security, IT audit and IT governance. In addition to having 5-years of relevant work experience, ISACA requires that you also pass a rigorous written examination. Worse still, if you do not pass the exam in December, you will have to wait until June to try again!

How can you find the time in your busy work schedule to prepare for an ISACA examination?

With the Final Registration Deadline of the 3rd October fast approaching, to is time to plan and book the resources you need to ensure that you to pass the examination held on the 8th December.

The IT Governance ISACA Examination Preparation Programme is designed to provide an intensive and complete exam preparation and includes the following training courses:

CGEIT Training
Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT Training (CGEIT)
12-15th November

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CISM Training
Certified Information Security Manager Training (CISM)
6-9th November

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IT Governance Training
Certified Information Systems Auditor Training (CISA)
20-23rd November

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As preparation is the essential ingredient to passing the ISACA examinations, we strongly recommend that all delegates purchase the ISACA Exam and Study Guides prior to taking the relevant course. IT Governance is the exclusive approved reseller of ISACA publications in the UK and all titles are available from our dedicated ISACA Certification Bookstore

Ensure that you pass the CISA, CISM or CGEIT examination first time.

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PS. If you are new to ISACA certification and not quite ready to take the examinations, please email or call our Customer Service team on 08450 701750, who will be delighted to fully explain the study programme and provide you with suitable training options for the future

PCI DSS Guidance, Documentation and FAQs

August 30th, 2012 by

Whatever stage you’re at with your PCI DSS implementation, IT Governance is here to help. From Frequently Asked Questions about the standard right through to providing you with the documentation required for PCI DSS compliance, we’ve got it covered.

  1. PCI DSS FAQs
    These newly revised FAQs provide a great introduction to PCI DSS, with topics covered such as the PCI SSC, who needs to be compliant, requirements, how to comply, merchant levels and how long it will take.
    Download your free PCI DSS FAQs here >>
  2. PCI DSS Guidance
    ‘PCI DSS: A Practical Guide to Implementing and Maintaining Compliance’ is a step by step guide to achieving PCI DSS compliance, showing you how to create, design and build a PCI compliance framework.

    “This book would be very helpful to companies trying to understand what is required, as well as providing guidance throughout the complicated process.”
    Gary Palgon, VP Product Management, Nubridges.com

    Read PCI DSS: A Practical Guide to Implementing and Maintaining Compliance >>

  3. PCI DSS Documentation
    The ‘PCI DSS Documentation Toolkit’ is specifically designed to assist payment card-accepting organisations become PCI DSS compliant. Providing implementation guidance and all the documentation templates you will need, this toolkit is a simple and cost-effective route to compliance.
    Download the PCI DSS Documentation Toolkit >>

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy the PCI DSS Documentation Toolkit and get PCI DSS: A Practical Guide to Implementing and Maintaining Compliance FREE! Offer ends tomorrow.

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PCI DSS FAQs
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PCI DSS Guidance
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PCI DSS Documentation
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ISO22301 Implementation Training – 3 Day Course for £895

August 30th, 2012 by

To mitigate the effects of service disruption from natural or man-made causes, it is essential that all organisations prepare and manage business continuity plans. A Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) enables organisations to update, control and continually improve these plans and align them with their strategic and operational objectives.

Why does your organisation need a Business Continuity Management System?

  • Ensure all BCP plans are fit for purpose (do they work?)
  • Align plans with strategic organisational objectives
  • Continually improve business continuity plans as the organisation grows
  • Reduce the cost of business interruption insurance policies
  • Satisfy a condition for a licence to operate (e.g. UK Solicitors Code of Conduct 2007)

ISO 22301:2012 is the international standard for business continuity within organisations and defines the specification and best practice for developing and implementing a robust business continuity management system (BCMS).

Implementing the best practice and compliance associated with the ISO22301 standard demonstrates to your customers, suppliers and partners that your organisation has an effective BCMS and has achieved the international benchmark for business continuity.

ISO22301 BCMS Lead Implementer Training Course - in London<br />
ISO22301 BCMS Lead Implementer Training Course – in London
12-14 September

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To ensure your organisation adopts best practice and becomes fully complaint to ISO22301, we would like to invite you to book on the ISO22301 BCMS Lead Implementer training course to be held in London on the 12-14th September. We are pleased to announce that we are now offering this training 3-day session for a special discounted price of £895 + VAT.

Delivered by an experienced BCM consultant, this course provides a comprehensive and practical coverage of all aspects of implementing a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) and ensuring full accreditation to the ISO22301 standard.

Ensure your organisation develops an effective Business Continuity Management System.

Book on the ISO22301 BCMS Lead Implementer Training Course now.

PS. If you would like to know more about the differences between ISO22301 and BS25999, we recommend that you purchase an official copy of the ISO22301:2012 standard from our Web site.

ISO22301 Foundation Training In London

August 29th, 2012 by

The ISO22301 Foundation Training Course is taking place in London on Monday 26th November 2012.

The one-day course provides an introduction to the best practices associated with Business Continuity Management as defined by the ISO22301 standard.

This course is ideal if:

  • You’re responsible for ensuring your organisation responds to and survives any form of disaster
  • You’re involved in or responsible for implementing a Business Continuity Management System
  • You want an understanding of the new standard (which replaces BS25999)

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ISO22301 BCMS Foundation Training Course - In London ISO22301 BCMS Foundation Training Course – In London
Monday 26th November 2012

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The one-day ISO22301 BCMS Foundation training course provides an introduction to the best practices associated with Business Continuity Management as defined by the ISO22301 standard.

Using practical examples and case studies, this course is led by experienced Business Continuity Management consultants that will enable you to:

  • Define the key concepts of business continuity
  • Define the key elements of a Business Continuity Plan
  • Identify the key requirements for compliance to the ISO22301 standard
  • Convince others in your organisation to assist in Business Continuity Planning

With limited places available, book now to avoid disappointment.

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