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Governance and Internal Controls for Cutting Edge IT by Karen F. Worstell

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CHAPTER 2: GOVERNANCE

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” Peter F. Drucker

IT Governance Concepts and Principles

Governance is the means by which IT and the business establish present and future goals for IT, to ensure IT is a strategic enabler of the business, delivering quantifiable business value on its investments. The moves to outsource and Cloud Computing makes governance even more critical than in a traditional environment.

In general terms, corporate governance of IT involves evaluating, directing, and monitoring the usage of IT. This spans the planning, design, development, deployment, operation, management, and application of IT to meet the needs of the business. It involves ensuring ...

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