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Information Technology Governance


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CIO Index provides a comprehensive source of knowledge and information on all aspects of IT Governance - information, networking, experts, training and events. Use these resources to enhance your understanding of IT Governance and contribute to further the practice of information technology governance.

IT Governance is defined as a process  to ensure that an organization's technology capability supports its business strategy to realize its business goals while focusing on maximizing value for its shareholders.

According to the IT Governance Institute; "IT governance is the responsibility of the board of directors and executive management. It is an integral part of enterprise governance and consists of the leadership and organizational structures and processes that ensure that the organization’s  IT sustains and extends the organization’s strategies and objectives" 

Ownership of IT Governance may be attributed to either the CIO or the CFO. Most corporations today have formed a committee that assumes the responsibility for IT Governance. 

In order for a business to succeed  in this global economy it must use information technology effectively, particularly with reference to its governance.  An effective IT Governance framework plays a  crucial role in the management of strategic and operational risk and compliance. It is therefore an imperative for a business to develop and implement a governance strategy and structure. Managers and executives  from both IT and business departments should contribute to the IT Corporate Governance strategy.

IT Governance Knowledgebase

IT Governance chapter in the CIO Index Desk Reference is a comprehensive knowledge-base on the topic.

  1. What is Information Technology Governance (ITG)?, The definition of  IT Governance. A clear definition of governance is the first step to creating a technology governance plan.
  2. IT Governance frameworks :  A complete listing of key IT Governance frameworks (COBIT, ITIL, COSO etc.), helpful information on each, and their selection and comparison
  3. IT Governance Implementation Guides: find out how to create and implement a technology governance plan for your organization
  4. Articles on IT Governance, IT Governance Models
  5. IT Governance Tools and IT Governance Templates, IT Governance Samples and Examples
  6. IT Governance Case Studies and IT Governance Best Practices

Members are free to download IT Governance powerpoint presentations, excel spreadsheets, adobe pdf files, word documents (login required), and view webinars on IT Governance and related topics.

IT Governance Events

Learn from IT Governance experts by attending one of our webcasts. Please view a listing of upcoming events on Technology Governance and related technology management topics on the CIO  Events page

IT Governance Training

CIO Index provides cutting edge IT Governance training and certification in collaboration with the American Institute of Management and Information Technology (A.I.M.IT). Please view a complete list of courses and curriculum on the CIO training page.

IT Governance Experts

Planning on collaborating with IT Governance experts? Looking for consultants IT Governance (ITG) to help you establish an IT Governance Structure for your organization? CIO Index has compiled a list of experts who specialize in IT Governance. Feel free to contact them directly. Members may also view the profiles of and directly contact the IT Governance experts listed using in-messaging. 


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