Acquisition Brings New Opportunities
We are pleased to share the news that ISACA has acquired CMMI® Institute, the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process and technology. By joining forces, the two organizations will raise the level of enterprisewide performance for existing and prospective members and customers, and reach more diverse markets.
CMMI Institute is the organization behind the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), the globally adopted capability improvement framework that guides organizations in high-performance operations. CMMI Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps.
We are living in a time of dynamic change in our industry, and technology has more power than ever before to transform an organization. For nearly 50 years, ISACA has been committed to equipping the professions we serve with the resources they need to positively impact their enterprises. Our acquisition of CMMI Institute will help us to broaden our focus on helping professionals and their organizations optimize their use of technology, increase value for stakeholders and improve business performance.
We welcome CMMI Institute CEO Kirk Botula and his team to ISACA, and we look forward to the new capabilities and opportunities we will have together.
Chris Dimitriadis, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CRISC|
Past Chair, ISACA Board of Directors
About the Acquisition
Why did ISACA acquire CMMI Institute?
ISACA and CMMI Institute share a vision for advancing organizational performance that centers on supporting excellence in the IT, information systems governance, data management governance, software and systems engineering functions in organizations across a spectrum of industries. Joining forces will allow both entities to raise the level of enterprisewide performance of existing and prospective members and clients.
Together, we can offer holistic solutions for current and future customers. CMMI has strong brand recognition and a record of success in the government and enterprise segments, while ISACA excels in helping practitioners, enterprises and governments. The portfolio synergies will help ISACA and CMMI Institute improve value and delivery by leveraging the strengths of each organization.
How does this transaction benefit ISACA members and CMMI Institute customers?
The combination creates opportunities to leverage each of our organization’s assets, maintain a focus on both business' customers and individual members, and broaden geographic reach and member/client reach. We intend to collaborate on innovative product development, and deeper and wider market penetration, allowing us to better serve more individuals and organizations.
We see an opportunity to deliver a full-service portfolio of business solutions to help organizations deliver a faster return on investment, improve performance, reduce time to market, deliver better quality, achieve greater customer satisfaction, reduce IT waste, and improve supplier and business partner performance.
Is CMMI Institute becoming part of ISACA?
ISACA and CMMI Institute will continue to operate separately and retain their current names and brands, with CMMI Institute operating as a subsidiary of ISACA.
Will the acquisition result in changes to ISACA or CMMI Institute staff or leadership?
No. We do not anticipate changing what is already working well.
Will my ISACA membership be affected?
No, your membership remains the same, and we see an exciting opportunity to offer even more value to our members in the future as a result of this relationship.
Where can I find more information on this transaction?
What is ISACA?
Who are ISACA's members?
ISACA is a global association that helps professionals worldwide keep pace with the dynamic tech landscape, and better understand and apply technology to transform their organizations. Through its comprehensive knowledge, standards, credentials and education, ISACA defines and advances the roles of information systems assurance, governance and cybersecurity professionals worldwide.
The association developed and administers industry-leading certifications, including:
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
- Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
ISACA also established Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a holistic resource of cybersecurity research, guidance, education and credentialing, including the first vendor-neutral, performance-based cybersecurity certification—CSX Practitioner. Additionally, ISACA is the creator of COBIT, a business framework for managing and governing enterprise information and technology.
ISACA serves 140,000 professionals in countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa, North America and Oceania. Its members include internal and external auditors, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, educators, information security and control professionals, business managers, students and IT consultants working in the information systems assurance, governance, risk and cybersecurity functions across all industries. ISACA has more than 200 chapters in more than 80 countries.
What is CMMI Institute?
How many organizations does CMMI Institute serve?
CMMI® Institute is a global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process and technology. It is the organization behind the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), the globally adopted capability improvement framework that guides organizations in high-performance operations. CMMI Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps.
Learn more about CMMI.
Who are CMMI Institute’s customers?
CMMI Institute expands our reach to more than 12,000 organizations globally in the software and process improvement functions seeking to improve their organizational capability and achieve higher maturity in their operations.
CMMI Institute has strong brand recognition and adoption in government/organization markets, including within Fortune 500 companies and in geographies around the world.
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