IT Governance

5 Steps to Brighten Shadow IT

With the popularity of public cloud offerings, BYOD and personal productivity apps, rogue technology acquisitions (at least from IT’s perspective) are more pervasive than ever, creating a new focus on “Shadow IT.” Our 2012 Digital IQ study of 489 executives found that 30% of technology procurement is outside the CIO’s budget. A wise proverb says: […] MORE

July 30, 2012

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How the CIO Can Establish a BYOD Usage Policy

If you’re grappling with putting policies and procedures in place to manage the consumer-driven transition to a bring-your-own-device workplace (BYOD), don’t worry. You’re not alone. Only 43 percent of respondents to PwC’s 2012 Global Information Security Survey said that their organization has implemented a security strategy for use of employee-owned devices. It’s not surprising that […] MORE

March 08, 2012

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Balancing Lopsided IT Governance

It’s happening again. Corporations are decentralizing IT and calling the role of the CIO into question. Between social networking, cloud computing and digital mobility, business units are demanding more than ever from IT. IT is struggling to keep pace with rapid innovation and business units are growing increasingly comfortable purchasing and deploying outside systems on […] MORE

November 15, 2011

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5 IT Governance Attitudes Foreshadow Failure

After you have the organization following your core IT processes (more on that here), you are ready to add effective IT governance to increase productivity and alignment.  Before you do this, make sure that you squash any of these five attitudes that may exist in your teams that will implement governance - they will virtually […] MORE

May 07, 2009

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Do CIOs Develop Leaders Like NCAA Coaches?

by Chris Curran, with research by Michael Mariani I am very passionate about coaching team sports and have been a basketball player most of my life. So, I read with great interest a recent MIT Sloan Management Review article, What Can Managers Learn From College Basketball? There are three very interesting points: 1.  That the […] MORE

May 05, 2009

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IT Governance: Does it Work?

My good friend Peter Weill, Chairman of MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), defines IT governance as “specifying the decision rights and accountability framework to encourage desirable behavior in the use of IT.” In a perfect system, desirable behavior would be the norm and governance would deal with the exceptions. Unfortunately, in many organizations, […] MORE

April 14, 2009

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