Strategy, Risk, and Governance of IT Investments: Board, CEO and CIO Perspectives

 This survey explores the issue of return on IT investments from a Board and CEO perspective.


 The survey asked Boards, CEOs, and CIOs from Australia's top 100 companies the following questions:

-    Are we any better today in managing IT investments than we were in the 1990s?
-    Do IT projects deliver tangible business value?
-    Are Boards informed on IT investments?
-    Do Boards understand how to assess IT investments?
-    Are IT project risks identified accurately at the outset and then actively managed?
-    How do the Board and CEO rate the success of major outsourcing initiatives to date?
-    What does the CEO expect from the CIO?
-    Is there consistency of use between Boards, CEOs, and CIOs in relation to crucial technology concerns?

Here is a sample finding:
"Despite the strategic importance of technology in the majority of participant
organisations, for at least half of them, the Board has no overall technology vision
and 3 to 5-year roadmap to guide it in the evaluation of IT investments."

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