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Section: Tags | Date: Sunday, 31 May 2015 | Hits: 123
Conclusion: Nobody doubts the need for effective governance of IT. Industry journals and Government Audit (and Ombudsman1) reports2 highlight project cost blowouts and implementation delays when governance is ineffective. Ironically while the reports set out what needs to be fixed, rarely do the authors tell readers how to do it. Observations: The ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 24 February 2012 | Hits: 808
Conclusion: Without governance, investment in enterprise architecture is usually wasted. Organisations that have implemented effective architecture boards typically realise benefits that include cost savings, better-controlled and structured systems, and better alignment to strategic architectures. CIOs should draw on the lessons learned from organisations ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Saturday, 31 March 2012 | Hits: 715
Conclusion: IT organisations wishing to maximise Public Cloud return on investment should adopt a Cloud Governance Maturity Model that ensures consistent delivery, builds trust and leverages new technology. This will enable IT organisations to effectively manage their sourcing portfolio by balancing cost and risks, creating value and realising the desired ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Thursday, 30 January 2014 | Hits: 753
Conclusion: IT organisations adopting IT-as-a-Service strategies tend to acquire the best of breed services from the market instead of building them in-house. This leads to increased adoption of multi-sourced services, whereby reliable governance processes are critical success factors to realise the desired business benefits in a timely and cost-effective ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Sunday, 31 May 2015 | Hits: 513
Conclusion: Creating a lightweight governance framework for mobility is essential in ensuring that mobility applications are developed quickly and effectively, and are aligned to organisational objectives. The ideal mobility governance framework provides an agile environment to enable solutions to be developed using shared architectures, and focuses ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Thursday, 31 May 2012 | Hits: 905
Conclusion: Most organisations have some form of central approval process (Governance) based around agreed artefacts – few organisations have a built-in evergreening process to ensure governance controls are in line with emerging technology and business trends. Observations: Most organisations have a governance process that seeks to balance project ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Wednesday, 02 September 2015 | Hits: 525
Conclusion: CIOs who sit back and wait for their executive teams to implement ICT governance are putting their own careers at risk. While business leaders continue to misunderstand measures of ICT performance CIOs face two perennial problems: good performance may go completely unrecognised while CIOs may be blamed for failures that are totally outside ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 28 August 2003 | Hits: 430
Conclusion: all organisations implement some form of ICT governance to determine how IT will operate: they manage demand, reduce waste and overheads, identify and deliver demand, and address risks. The scope of ICT Governance is broad and the maturity and capability within organisations to manage ICT Governance differs significantly. ICT Governance ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Hits: 400
Conclusion: ITIL Change Management is insufficient for CRM Governance – an organisational change is needed. As with all complex management jobs, governance for CRM projects should be divided into sets and subsets. By dividing the tasks it is easier to view each set or phase. By combining them into larger groups and modules it is feasible to gain an ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Sunday, 01 March 2015 | Hits: 442