IT Governance has assumed critical importance in modern day organizations where the Information Technology investments are significant. Adding to that is the tremendous dependence of information, systems, and on technologies. While technology improves business processes, reduces costs and alters business practices, it also carries significant risks. Successful organizations are able to understand and manage these risks.

IT Governance has been described as “A structure of relationships and processes to direct and control the enterprise in order to achieve the enterprise’s goals by adding value while balancing risks versus return over IT and its processes”*.

Implementing a formal and a structured IT Governance framework would allow the organizations not only to manage the risks but would also lead to an increased transparency and a balanced approach to business needs and priorities.

* Robert Roussey CPA, 2002/2003 President ISACA & ITGI

Orioles bring winning run to plate in ninth

By Eduardo A. Encina The Baltimore Sun contact the reporter

Baseball Buck Showalter Steve Pearce American League East Would the Orioles be able to erase an early 4 0 deficit against the Mariners? Wei Yin Chen lasted seven innings, but wasn as effective as Seattle starter Roenis Elias.

The Orioles still aren’t one quarter into the season yet, but if there’s one thing this year’s club has been missing compared to the past few years, it’s the ability to come through with clutch hits late in the game.

After being baffled by Seattle Mariners left hander Roenis Elias for 7 2/3 innings Wednesday night, the Orioles stole momentum in the late innings after chasing the starter from the game.

The Orioles had their opportunities to erase a four run Seattle lead late chances that recent Orioles teams have often capitalized upon. But the Orioles stranded the tying run on first base in the ninth inning, falling 4 2 to the Mariners in front of an announced 21,710 at Camden Yards.

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Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy, who is pitching at Double A Bowie as he continues to rebuild arm strength after Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in June 2013, is still being viewed as potential help for the big league club this season.

Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy, who is pitching at Double A Bowie as he continues to rebuild arm strength after Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in June 2013, is still being viewed as potential help for the big league club this season. ( Dan Connolly )

The Orioles (17 20) continue to flounder under wholesale cheap nfl jerseys the .500 mark, where they’ve spent 14 of the first 20 days of May. Despite their mediocre play, the Orioles are still just three games out of first place in the American League East.

haven’t played consistent baseball all year, left fielder Steve Pearce said. still early. We haven’t been playing good baseball all year and we’re still right here. We have a chance to turn this thing around. We’re not pressing yet. We’re only a quarter of the way through the season. the Orioles’ late game sizzle hasn’t been there in 2015. They are 0 18 when trailing after seven innings and have been outscored by their opponents in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings.

The Orioles had no answer for Elias, who leaned on his changeup to keep the home team off balance. He held the Orioles scoreless through his first seven innings while keeping his pitch count down.

Baltimore Orioles Season Preview 2015Get to know the 2015 OriolesSee all related8 But the Orioles got Elias out of the game with two outs in the eighth. And with runners at first and second, hot hitting designated hitter Jimmy Paredes was the perfect player to come up in that situation.

Paredes came through, lining an RBI single off reliever Carson Smith into right field to end the shutout and score Rey Navarro from second. But after seeing the hit skip past former Oriole Nelson Cruz in right field, Paredes took off for second, and was thrown out to end the inning with top run producer Adam Jones in the on deck circle.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter challenged the out call, but it was confirmed after replay review to a chorus of boos.

“It’s a hindsight thing, obviously, Showalter said of Paredes’ aggressive base running. lets it rip. There’s a question whether he’s out or safe. It’s one of those. We looked at three of them he was safe and one of them he was out, and that’s enough for them I’m sure to not overturn what was called on the field. If they had called him safe, they probably wouldn’t have overturned that, either.

“I know what the end game is. I get it. But Jimmy thought he could make it and it’s still questionable whether he did or didn’t. But I know what went up on the scoreboard. It’s kind of who he is. He saw something and went for it and it didn’t work out.”

The Orioles put runners at the corners in the ninth against Seattle closer Fernando Rodney after Jones and Delmon Young led off the inning with back to back cheap nba jerseys china singles.

Chris Davis then watched a called strike three on a full count pitch a pitch that home plate umpire John Hirschbeck believed found the inside corner and Pearce also struck out looking. Hardy dropped a two out RBI single into shallow right field. But pinch hitter Travis Snider grounded out to second to end the game.

put ourselves in a hole early, but we gave ourselves a chance at the end, Pearce said. all you can ask for. Unfortunate that we didn’t get a job done, but we still had a chance to get the job done in the ninth.”

Early on, Orioles left hander Wei Yin Chen didn’t have an answer for well traveled outfielder Justin Ruggiano, who hit a two run homer, doubled and scored two runs.

Ruggiano, playing for his fourth different big league club in five seasons, doubled his season RBI total with his homer in the fourth inning. He had driven in just one run in 54 at bats coming into the night.

Despite giving the Orioles a start of at least seven innings for the sixth straight game, Chen (1 3) allowed four runs and eight hits, both season highs, over seven innings.

Over his past five starts, Chen has pitched to a 2.83 ERA and gone six or more innings each time. But he has received more than three runs of support while in the game just once and is 1 2 during that span.

think tonight I made too many mistakes [with] my control, so being able to get through seven innings [is] the only thing I can say is good, Chen said through interpreter Louis Chao. in my next bullpen try to make adjustments, and hopefully I can do better in my next outing. Jones’ two out single in the first inning, Elias (1 1) retired 15 of the next 16 Orioles batters before Jones led off the seventh inning with a single.

The only base runner in that stretch came on Manny cheap nhl jerseys china Machado’s looping single that Cruz made a sliding attempt to catch and dropped, a play that could have been called an error.

“A lot of changeups, Showalter said of Elias. happens a lot against us. three career starts against the Orioles, Elias cheap wholesale jerseys has posted a 1.47 ERA, allowing just three earned runs over 18 1/3 innings.

After Paredes was called out at second to end the bottom of the eighth, right hander Tyler Wilson, called up from Triple A Norfolk on Monday, made his major league debut in the ninth. And after giving up back to back one out singles, he induced an inning ending 6 4 3 double play from Robinson Cano to pitch a scoreless frame.Articles Connexes:

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