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... a pragmatic approach which considers the culture and relative maturity of the organisation will assist in improving this key area of IT investment governance. Observations: Little Change over Time: Organisations tend to develop benefits management competencies and governance rigor at the beginning of the investment process, during the business case ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Hits: 484
Conclusion: Governance committees face a number of challenges that can undermine their effectiveness. These challenges include groupthink, a focus on individual responsibilities rather than organisation-wide benefits and trust issues. Experienced independent external advisors can play an important role in overcoming these challenges. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 31 July 2015 | Hits: 494
Conclusion: The role and responsibilities of procurement and corporate services organisations is increasing relative to those of ICT groups as ICT becomes increasingly bought ‘as-a-service’ rather than installed as capital-intensive internal infrastructure.1 This demand is driving the trend to focus on governance, probity and sourcing management issues ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Monday, 01 February 2016 | Hits: 688
... initiatives. The great challenge is in communicating to non-technical people what are often thought of as merely technical issues. In this shifting market, an approach such as the “Five Knows of Cyber Security” can prove invaluable in shifting a technical conversation to a governance conversation. Observations: When an organisation entrusts its information ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Saturday, 01 August 2015 | Hits: 1514
Conclusion: There are many different Hybrid Cloud approaches, each with different costs, risks and benefits. Organisations should evaluate the alternatives to find which is best aligned to their business requirements, then update IT governance processes to guide the organisation towards the chosen Hybrid Cloud strategy. Failure to align to the right ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 01 October 2014 | Hits: 855
... implemented, counter implementers, who thrive when there is uncertainty, will create resistance and put success at risk. Project managers and the governance group for cross enterprise projects must be aware of the risks of failure and not be daunted by them. Success comes to those who minimise the political (or people-related) risks. Appoint the right ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Sunday, 28 September 2008 | Hits: 497
... all their needs. This will increase clients’ governance cost of service providers and extend the duration of external services acquisition. As a result, a service broker model has emerged to provide one single point of accountability to all sourcing deliverables, simplify go-to-market strategies and fulfil the Cloud migration requirements in a cost-effective ...
Section: Content | Category: As a Service | Date: Thursday, 02 June 2016 | Hits: 325
Conclusion: During hard economic times it is not uncommon for IT to be instructed to consider a restructuring to better serve the organisation. However the temptation to reduce costs by relaxing governance, adjusting standards and reducing the service structure, even with the best of intentions, may result in inadequate service levels and where possible ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Sunday, 31 May 2009 | Hits: 522
Conclusion: Given that the public cloud value is maximised when end-to-end SaaS is reached, IT organisations’ misunderstanding of SaaS building blocks, business applications architecture integration and lack of mature multi-sourced environment governance will limit SaaS public cloud adoption. CIOs should establish a cloud sourcing strategy to assess ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 29 August 2013 | Hits: 755
Conclusion: Many organisations have implemented frameworks and methodologies, increased internal project management and improved project governance in an effort to improve IT project success. The Standish Group reports project success has shown considerable improvement over the last 15 years. However, projects can still fail and organisations can improve ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Sunday, 27 January 2013 | Hits: 725