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IT Governance to Drive High Performance by Robert Kress

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PREFACE

Information technology (IT) is a cornerstone to high performance, according to Accenture research on high performance business. Technology is so pervasive, so embedded in the DNA of any organization, that IT decisions can literally make or break a company’s competitiveness and its ability to achieve strategic goals.

Decisions about IT, therefore, are fundamental to the effectiveness of any organization, whether it relies on a handful of applications and systems or hundreds of them. Yet many organizations, of all sizes, lack a formal IT governance system for ensuring IT decisions, investments, policies and processes support their strategies, objectives and market position.

The cost of this negligence can be very high indeed. No matter ...

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