IT governance is the term used to describe how those persons entrusted with governance of anentity will consider IT in their supervision, monitoring, control and direction of the entity.How IT is applied within the entity will have an immense impact on whether the entity willattain its vision, mission or strategic goals.
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The board of directors of my company is well aware its role is to oversee the company’s organisa-tional strategies, structures, systems, staff and standards. However, as president of the company, itis my responsibility to ensure that they extend that oversight to the company’s IT as well. In today’seconomy, and with our reliance on IT for competitive advantage, we simply cannot afford to apply to our IT anything less than the level of commitment we apply to overall governance.