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New IT-GRC Glossary from IT Governance designed to simplify industry terms

IT Governance Ltd, the single source provider of IT governance, risk management and compliance (IT-GRC), has just published a glossary on their website.

The IT-GRC glossary is designed to help IT professionals recognize the wide range of acronyms used within the industry to further their understanding and avoid confusion.

Currently there are 70 terms in the glossary and IT Governance is looking to grow this significantly. IT Governance is encouraging readers to contribute to the glossary with new terms or refined definitions so that the glossary continues to develop and become a resource for IT professionals to use worldwide.

The glossary contains a wide range of IT governance terms, including information security, business continuity, quality management, IT service management and IT governance topics. The glossary is arranged alphabetically and provides easy-to-use definitions that drop down when clicked. The definitions have been written and edited by industry experts and link to information pages for further guidance. View the glossary:

Founder and Executive Chairman of IT Governance Ltd, Alan Calder, explains the reasons behind developing the glossary: “The industry within which we operate in contains a huge number of shortened phrases and acronyms which can be somewhat confusing for those starting out in their career. With different associations, institutions, standards, frameworks and certificates to remember, we decided it was important to start documenting these terms so that beginners would have a useful source to refer to.”

This new resource further strengthens the IT Governance mission statement of “approaching IT from a non-technology background and talking to management in their own language”. The glossary reduces industry jargon and simplifies terms for IT professionals.

The glossary has been added to the growing number of resources offered from IT Governance, which includes a wide number of green papers, product demos and case studies – all which are freely available to download.