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Business Strategy and Applications in Enterprise IT Governance

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Within the IT-related business domain, it is important to advance theory building and practices regarding management and governance issues. Business Strategy and Applications in Enterprise IT Governance emphasizes how organizations enable both businesses and IT people to execute their responsibilities in support of business/IT alignment and the creation of business value from IT enabled corporation investments. This publication distributes leading research that is both academically executed and relevant for practice in the professional IT and business community.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Associate Editors and List of Reviewers
    1. ASSOCIATE EDITORS
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: A Research Journey into Enterprise Governance of IT, Business/IT Alignment and Value Creation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTRODUCING THE CONCEPT OF GOVERNANCE OF IT
    4. ENTERPRISE GOVERNANCE OF IT IN PRACTICE
    5. CONCLUSION
  7. Chapter 2: Analysing the Impact of Enterprise Governance of IT Practices on Business Performance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FROM IT GOVERNANCE TO ENTERPRISE GOVERNANCE OF IT
    4. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENTERPRISE GOVERNANCE OF IT AND BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
    5. RESEARCH MODEL
    6. RESEARCH METHOD
    7. DATA ANALYSES METHOD
    8. RESULTS
    9. IMPACT OF COBIT PRACTICES ON IT GOALS
    10. IMPACT OF VAL IT PROCESSES ON IT GOALS
    11. IMPACT OF IT GOALS ON BUSINESS GOALS
    12. IMPACT OF COBIT AND VAL IT PROCESSES ON BUSINESS GOALS
    13. COMPARING THE EMPIRICAL FINDINGS AGAINST THE COBIT FRAMEWORK
    14. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    15. APPENDIX 1. RESEARCH QUESTIONNAIRE (Table 4)
  8. Chapter 3: Linking the Strategic Importance of ICT with Investment in Business-ICT Alignment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE ALIGNMENT INVESTMENT DYNAMICS FRAMEWORK
    4. RESEARCH SETUP
    5. BENCHMARKING USING THE FRAMEWORK
    6. HOW TO USE THE ALIGNMENT INVESTMENTS DYNAMICS FRAMEWORK
    7. LIMITATIONS AND FURTHER RESEARCH
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. APPENDIX 1 (TABLE 1)
  9. Chapter 4: Structuring SOA Governance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. EXAMINATION OF SOA GOVERNANCE APPROACHES
    4. 3. STRUCTURING SOA GOVERNANCE
    5. 4. CONCLUSION
    6. GLOSSARY
  10. Chapter 5: Professional Analysts and the Ongoing Construction of IT Governance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SO, WHAT MUST THE CIO DO?
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. THE STORY OF THE TROJAN HORSE
    7. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: IT Governance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. IT-BUSINESS ALIGNMENT, SAM AND IT GOVERNANCE
    4. RESEARCH APPROACH AND GLOBAL DATA COLLECTION
    5. RESULTS
    6. RESEARCH LIMITATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. APPENDIX
  12. Chapter 7: Explorative Study on the Influence of National Cultures on Business/IT Alignment Maturity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. BUSINESS / IT ALIGNMENT
    5. BUSINESS / IT ALIGNMENT MATURITY
    6. NATIONAL CULTURES
    7. CULTURE AND IT
    8. THE IMPACT OF CULTURE ON BUSINESS / IT ALIGNMENT
    9. EMPIRICAL EXPLORATION
    10. THE STUDY
    11. CONCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
  13. Chapter 8: Prioritising and Linking Business Goals and IT Goals in the Financial Sector
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH CONTEXT
    4. RESULTS
    5. CONCLUSIONS, LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    6. APPENDIX 1
    7. APPENDIX 2
    8. APPENDIX 3
    9. APPENDIX 4
  14. Chapter 9: Aligning IT/IS with Business Strategy Re-Visited
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. IT/IS ALIGNMENT1
    4. RESEARCH DESIGN: THE CASE CONTEXT
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 10: The Viable Governance Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RECURSION
    4. RECURSION AND THE IT FUNCTION
    5. THE SYSTEMS OF THE VGM
    6. SENSING
    7. STRATEGIC THINKING
    8. COMPLIANCE/CONFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
    9. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT/PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
    10. AUDIT
    11. COORDINATION
    12. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: A Conceptual Model for Aligning IT Valuation Methods
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE IT PRODUCTIVITY PARADOX
    4. BUSINESS AND IT ALIGNMENT AND IT VALUE
    5. ALIGNMENT IN THE IT USE PROCESS
    6. IT VALUATION
    7. ALIGNMENT IN IT VALUATION
    8. A COMPREHENSIVE SELECTION MODEL
    9. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 12: Improving the Organizational Integration of IT Governance Tools
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND RESEARCH QUESTION
    3. CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS AND FRAMEWORK
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. CASE STUDIES AND DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER RESEARCH
  18. Chapter 13: The Adoption of Open Source Desktop Software
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND LITERATURE
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. FINDINGS
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    7. APPENDIX
  19. Chapter 14: A Research Journey into Maturing the Business Information Security of Mid Market Organizations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINING: BUSINESS INFORMATION SECURITY
    4. RESEARCH METHOD
    5. MATURING BUSINESS INFORMATION SECURITY
    6. SECURITY MATURITY MODELS
    7. INTERVENTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION OF THE 1ST SELECTION OF INTERVENTIONS
    9. EXPERT PANEL RESEARCH
    10. EVALUATION OF INTERVENTIONS BY MULTIPLE CRITERIA
    11. GROUP DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM (GDSS)
    12. BARRIERS
    13. EXPERT PANEL DATA ANALYSIS
    14. RELEVANT INTERVENTIONS TO QUESTION
    15. MID MARKET SURVEY
    16. ANALYSIS OF SURVEY DATA
    17. CONCLUSION
    18. CONTRIBUTION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    19. FURTHER RESEARCH
  20. Chapter 15: Detection of Strategies in IT Organizations through an Integrated IT Compliance Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SCOPE OF THE PROPOSAL
    4. PROPOSAL FOR AN IT STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS BASED ON AN IT COMPLIANCE MODEL (MOPLACO)
    5. ASSESSMENTS AND SELF – ASSESSMENTS IN MOPLACO
    6. PROPOSED OPERATION FOR THE IT COMPLIANCE MODEL
    7. APPLICATION OF MOPLACO IN TWO CASE STUDIES
    8. CONCLUSION
  21. Compilation of References
  22. About the Contributors