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IT Governance: Implementing Frameworks and Standards for the Corporate Governance of IT by Alan Calder

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CHAPTER 16: ENTERPRISE IT ARCHITECTURE COMMITTEE

In IT Governance: Guidelines for Directors101 we discussed the hierarchy of IT decision-making, the importance of an enterprise IT architecture, and the relationship between the enterprise architecture committee and the technology committee. This chapter looks in more detail at the role and work of the enterprise architecture committee.

Centralised or decentralised IT?

A key architectural debate that all organisations must resolve is the extent to which IT—as an infrastructure and as a functional department (or organisation)—is centralised or decentralised. The question as to whether or not IT (or parts of it) should be outsourced is entirely subsidiary to this key strategic issue, and the ...

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