IT governance has become a much-discussed topic among IT professionals. It is not well understood by senior managers, company directors, board members and chairmen, however, which is a pity, because IT governance is a key topic for exactly these people.

In IT Governance: Guidelines for Directors, I wrote:

In today’s corporate governance environment, where the value and importance of intellectual assets are significant, boards must be seen to extend the core governance principles – setting strategic aims, providing strategic leadership, overseeing and monitoring the performance of executive management and reporting to shareholders on their stewardship of the organisation – to the organisation’s intellectual capital, information and ...

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