IT Governance 101

By admin • December 4th, 2008

“IT Governance has finally come of age” according to Murray Wills, Director of Maxsys. Murray has had an interest in IT Governance and has undertaken research in this area over many years. He is one of New Zealand’s foremost experts in the field.

“There is no longer any excuse for Boards and senior executives to not understand how investment in IT can generate business value for an organisation, understand how to manage IT risk, and derive best value for money” says Wills.

IT is a major investment, and just like people resources, and fianancial resources, this investment needs to be managed effectively.

Maxsys has completed multiple IT Governance assignments for many clients in the government and non government sectors helping them understand their responsibilities in terms of IT Governance, implementing IT Governance frameworks or health checking their alignment.

“In some cases we have recommended change in process or procedures, particularly around communication and prioritisation along side the business, and in some cases reorganisation of the IT function.”

“A CIO or trusted advisor who is able to advise the CEO of an organisation how to strategically align IT with the corporate strategy is vital. For smaller organisations, we have played this role” says Wills, “in larger organisations we often work with the CIO, Corporate Manager or CEO.”

For a definition of IT Governance, a subset of Corporate Governance, click on the following link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_technology_governance

Contact Maxsys for more details about this service.

 

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