IT Governance as Resource Mobilization

IT Governance as Resource Mobilization

Petter Gottschalk (Norwegian School of Management, Norway)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-004-2.ch013
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Abstract

In many organizations, information technology has become crucial in the support, the sustainability, and the growth of the business. This pervasive use of technology has created a critical dependency on IT that calls for a specific focus on IT governance. IT governance consists of the leadership and organizational structures and processes that ensure that the organization’s IT sustains and extends the organization’s strategy and objectives (Grembergen et al., 2004). IT governance matters because it influences the benefits received from IT investments. Through a combination of practices (such as redesigning business processes and well-designed governance mechanisms) and appropriately matched IT investments, top-performing enterprises generate superior returns on their IT investments (Weill, 2004).

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