I.T Governance

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The article “IT Governance and Its Mechanisms” basically explains IT governance and the relationship of IT Governance with enterprise governance. IT governance basically refers to organisational and leadership structures, relationship and process mechanisms and how these aspects are used to ensure the organisation IT strategy supports and maintains the underlying business strategy of the organisation. To better understand IT governance the governance framework can be used. This framework contains processes, relationship mechanisms and supporting structures to help governance be attained in operation. It Terms of the Dentdel case study, many of the key principles such as key governance questions, structures and processes and maturity models can be used to aid solutions to the issues facing Dentdel. We will now discuss some of the ideas presented in the article in relation to Dentdel.

The first key idea presented is the basic relation between corporate governance and I.T governance. This is done by translating governance questions to I.T governance questions. The definition of I.T governance is “organizational capacity exercised by the Board, executive management and IT management to control the formulation and implementation of IT strategy and in this way ensure the fusion of business and IT”. One such question could be how do finance suppliers get managers to return profits, not steal or invest badly and be controlled? In terms of I.T governance the question would be how management get I.T organisations to return business value, make sure they don’t steal capital or make bad I.T investments and management of the I.T organisation. If we look at the case study we can see the wireless order entry system was not proposed to the executive committee (CEO, CFO, COO and general counsel) who are basically the financial providers for designing and implementing such a service. If the idea was presented to the financial suppliers there would have been a greater...
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