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IT Governance — Why Now?

IT management and governance systems are essential for large enterprises because of five significant changes in the role and practice of IT.


IT Management and Governance systems have entered the mainstream, with leading Global 2000 enterprises in a wide variety of industries implementing them. This leads to two questions:

  • What has IT used to manage and govern itself up to this point?
  • Why change now?

The answer to the first question is that manual methods of management and governance, augmented with project scheduling aides and other point tools, got the job done until very recently. Even though IT has been in the business of providing business systems to the rest of the enterprise for almost fifty years now, there was little reason to deploy a management and governance system for IT’s own use.

The…



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