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Section: Tags | Date: Sunday, 31 May 2015 | Hits: 119
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: 712
Conclusion: We appear to have reached a period in business management where ICT Governance is part of overall Corporate Governance. Across most organisations, policies and procedures have been implemented to support how ICT decisions are made, who makes them and who is accountable. Yet, there are still too many ICT project failures, a continuing inability ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Sunday, 27 May 2012 | Hits: 933
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: 746
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: 805
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: 900
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: 506
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: 429
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: 393
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: 516