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The IT Governance Crisis

Follow his recent conference presentation at the Institute of IT Professionals Conference in Tauranga New Zealand, Murray Wills gives us an incite into the international IT Governance Crisis which is also affecting New Zealand and Australia. The article ia available at the following link: http://www.techblog.co.nz/589-TheITGovernanceCrisis Tweet

COMU Crown Directors Programme

We are please to be involved in helping facilitate the COMU Crown Directors Master Class on Governing ICT Systems – Investment, Security, Privacy & Risk. If you are a Crown Director and you would like further information on this programme or course, follow the link to the Massey University Executive Education pages. Tweet

What does successful IT governance look like?

Come and find out from Murray Wills, who will be talking on this topic on Nov 8 at the 2012 ITEX Computerworld Conference. You can register for this event here: http://www.conferenz.co.nz/conferences/itex-new-zealand Murray will also be leading a half day Masterclass on Nov 9 from 1.30pm – 5.00pm on the topic of Designing and implementing successful […]

ICT Governance: Power Steering

Five industry leaders discuss ways to push ICT governance to the top of the corporate agenda. I have just provided the following article to CIO magazine, which resulted in interviews with a number of others on how to promote ICT governance in organisations. Click here to read it on the CIO NZ Magazine site I […]

Excellence in the Use of ICT in Government Award

Murray Wills (aka the VirtualCIO) has been selected as one of three judges for this year’s Computerworld Excellence in the Use of ICT in Government Award.  Computerworld, together with the support of Hewlett Packard New Zealand, will recognise Excellence in the Use of ICT in Government through a special award to be announced in Wellington on […]

When will government ‘get’ IT?

Click on the following link to read my latest article in the New Zealand CIO magazine: http://cio.co.nz/cio.nsf/opin/9D32E090AA8FF940CC257702006B7F43 This article discusses the unhealthy situation of not considering information technology as a critical strategic enabler.    Tweet

Does the Auckland Transition Authority (ATA) “Get” IT?

  Well, it doesn’t look like it!! If the following article is correct, then it looks like some really old school thinking has crept into one of our newest and most strategic organisations. http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/CFBB5E92DDF95D40CC25766A006D37F1 I agree with Rob O’Neill here. What on earth are they thinking? It is inappropriate, given the strategic nature of Information […]

Appalling News – Cost Focus Changes CIO Reporting Lines

The following article indicates just how out of touch some boards and CEOs are.  http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/mgmt/A4A67DD8661EC548CC25766500132991?opendocument&utm_source=topnews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=topnews It would be very interesting in those companies where CIOs are no longer reporting to the CEO if IDC were to research the IT competency of the CEO and Board. I would also be asking them what they consider to be […]

IT Skills Shortage No Surprise

The continuation of the IT skills shortage comes as no surprise, given that it was predicted as long ago as 2005 or before, and little has been done that could have helped alleviate it. A survey released by the NZICT Group found that NZ ICT companies continue to suffer from a skills shortage, despite the recession. […]

IT Governance Skills on Boards

With IT playing an increasing role in the success of an organisation has the time come to review your board of directors to see who has IT governance expertise? This is particularly important in times of recession, as companies and government agencies will start to rely more heavily on efficiencies that can be made through […]