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IT Governance is the control of organizational structures through effective leadership and the hands-on management of organizational policies, processes, and structures that impact information, information-related assets and technology. Fundamentally, IT governance provides guidance to ensure that an information technology organization is performing successfully and that policies, processes and other organizational structures are in place so that essential organizational strategies and objectives are achieved. Organizations with excellent IT governance enjoy improved coordination, communication and alignment of goals throughout the entire enterprise.
With effective IT governance, organizations are able to make effective decisions, manage performance and ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. IT governance also helps to align business and IT strategy while minimizing risk and ensuring that processes comply with industry standards and frameworks. Most of all, IT governance helps organizations improve productivity, quality and achieve success. Follow along in this Safari Books Online bibliography to learn more about all of the IT Governance aspects that have been described here.