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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: 440
... previously disparate solutions. In the short term, it means that selecting a solution to meet a specific need – say creating and delivering eLearning resources to the workforce – must factor potential future needs of the workforce and the broader issues of Human Capital Management. ICT groups need to proactively provide guidance and governance to HR ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Saturday, 06 May 2017 | Hits: 124
... has been signed with a supplier and go-live day. Organisations can ensure that they have all the other elements for a successful project in place such as aligning with the strategic goals of the organisation, a rigorous options assessment resulting in a robust business case, a good governance framework and solid project team, and still have major challenges. ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Hits: 510
Conclusion: This month has seen an increase in executive appointments in ICT companies, as well as 2015 industry forecasts. Most interesting is an expected rise in outsourcing contract renegotiation to $100B, driven in part by a preference for multi-sourced contracts, as it becomes easier to respond to vendor management and governance issues, as well ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Hits: 461
... different ways. This can cause stakeholders – both within ICT groups and within the organisation more broadly – to take actions that deviate from the original intent, or that resist attempts to change. Even when organisations have put in place governance and processes to reconfirm stakeholders’ understanding of the initiative’s intentions, reinterpretations ...
Section: Content | Category: Workplace Innovation | Date: Tuesday, 04 October 2016 | Hits: 798
... wishing to rely on external services must evolve to ‘plan/procure/govern’ structure to emphasise strategic service planning and hire specialised service providers’ governance skills. This shift should ensure mutual trust and respect between parties, well-defined service levels and clear roles and responsibilities. IBRS estimates the cost of the governance ...
Section: Content | Category: As a Service | Date: Saturday, 06 May 2017 | Hits: 160
Conclusions: Many enterprises are simply not capable of implementing the ICT programs and projects that they attempt because they lack the sophistication, skills and organisation to address these developments adequately. The ‘fix’ is at governance level. Businesses must assess their native capability to contemplate, manage and complete the IT solutions ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 02 September 2016 | Hits: 770
... 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: 1362
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: 662
... 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: 285