itSMF and ISACA: like chalk and cheese.

This post has been podcast

If you missed this month's edition of the Skeptical Informer, you missed some scuttlebutt about why the itSMF International website has hastily gone off the air. The circus continues - all part of an endless litany of mis-management, spats, dodgy deals and mis-governance through 2007.

By way of contrast, it is interesting to reflect that in the past two months ISACA has, for me personally as a member, done the following:

  • run an excellent local training course on security metrics using local expertise (in addition to regular local lunchtime seminars and a Christmas get together)
  • run a free, live, online e-learning symposium on Core Competencies for Compliance and Data Protection
  • sent the monthly international newsletter
  • surveyed me on my views of the organisation
  • sent me regular notification of events and training courses happening worldwide
  • sold me several COBIT books at a 50% discount on list price, using their efficient and friendly online bookstore
  • delivered those books from overseas to little old New Zealand within two weeks, near Christmas
  • issued me with my personal international ISACA membership card and brochure of my international membership benefits
  • reminded me to log in to the excellent ISACA website, rich in downloadable resources free to members

Like chalk and cheese.

Syndicate content