Information Technology has developed into a nerve center of every organisation. It has become an intrinsic and pervasive component for business, used in the sustaining and extending of enterprises’ strategies and objectives. The impact of emerging technology – Cloud Computing, Big Data, Mobility, Consumerisation, Social Media, Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things is permeating every aspect of business. Today more than ever more and more forward-looking organisations are using IT to build sustainable competitive advantages.
Whilst IT business enabled opportunities are huge and can separate winners and losers the risks if not checked are catastrophic. IT auditing assurance and consulting has in turn evolved from checklist reviews focused on only providing audit control deficiencies and recommendations to a strategic enterprise function key in the realisation of business strategy. Traditional approaches to IT assurance and advisory and checklist IT auditing are no longer adequate to improve enterprise operations and add-value to business.