Sunday, January 6, 2013


IT governance is about the management of IT systems. The following are critical elements of good IT governance.
  • Monitoring and enforcement of IT policies and procedures
  • Organisational culture which encourages good behaviour
  • Assessment of performance
  • Tone at the top
To support the above, suitable organisational and management structures are required as are clear performance goals. A major governance challenge that is faced by many organisations is the lack of IT knowledge or understanding at board level. This can lead to ineffective management of IT. An organisation might wish to consider having IT report at board level, provide the board themselves with IT training and involve them in the formation of the IT audit plan.

There are three notable codes and standards related to IT governance.
A number of further points can be made about governance strategy.