COBIT 5 will be released in April
ISACA have announced to members that COBIT 5 will be released in "mid-April".
The release includes three publications:
- COBIT 5 (Framework)
- COBIT 5: Enabling Processes
- COBIT 5 Implementation
...and a "toolkit", an undefined "set of resources". I smell spreadsheets.
Cost to ISACA members for the pdf version? Nada. Free. Suck on that Cabinet Office/TSO/itSMF.
And ISACA is providing a separate download server for members so as not to have to compete for bandwidth with the great unwashed masses.
There is already a load of free IP about COBIT 5 for download on the website .
ISACA is about $150 depending on what your local chapter charges (It is included: ISACA International processes the membership centrally and forwards the local component to the chapter. Imagine itSMF doing that.) $20 off to join online.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: I think itSMF membership compares really badly in terms of value returned for your money. itSMF won't ever offer ITIL for free to members because they can't: it is locked up by TSO, a private for-profit company, thanks to the wisdom of the British government.
I can't wait to check the copyright section in the COBIT 5 books.