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IT Professional Toolkit

IT Professional Toolkit

What is an IT Professional and why would one need a toolkit?

To answer the first part of the question, Webster defines a professional as “(1) characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession, (2) exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace” (Merriam-Webster, 1). This would hold true as a professional working within the Information Technology sector.

To answer the second part of the question, every IT Professional should have a toolkit. That toolkit should contain information or tools they will need to be successful in thier career. This toolkit contians information regarding Information Technology Governance, Policy and Strategy.


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“to understand the issues and strategic importance of IT so the enterprise can sustain its operations and implement the strategies required to extend its activities into the future” (IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT, 3).

IT Policy -

“They are much like a strategic plan because they outline what should be done but don’t specifically dictate how to accomplish the stated goals. Those decisions are left for standards, baselines, and procedures.” (Gregg, 45)

IT Strategy -

“is the discipline that defines how IT will be used to help businesses win in their chosen business context” (IT Strategy, 1).