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ELIMINATING "US AND THEM": USING IT GOVERNANCE, PROCESS, AND BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT TO MAKE IT AND THE BUSINESS "ONE" by Steven Romero

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Beginning the IT Governance Journey

Despite the fact that IT governance is a function of the business, CIOs or subsets of the IT organization (I include IT audit here, even though they likely function outside of IT) are almost always leading whatever semblance of IT governance you will find in enterprises today. There are a number of reasons why IT sponsors and fosters advances in IT governance. In some cases it is in response to IT audit influence and pressure on IT to close audit issues. It is sometimes forced on IT by regulatory, legal, or security requirements. It is occasionally associated with the need for IT to make better technology investment decisions. One CIO told me it was associated with the need to tame ...

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