Analysis of IT Governance on Spanish Organizations

Analysis of IT Governance on Spanish Organizations

Alberto J. Arroyo (ALAMCIA S. L., Spain) and José D. Carrillo Verdún (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-020-3.ch028
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Corporate governance is a key element today in organizations and companies. IT Governance, as a part of corporate governance, plays its role in aligning IT with the business and obtaining the maximum value, minimizing the risks. Several frameworks and guidelines have been published in order to set the basis for this discipline. The recent release of the ISO 38500 (ISO 2008) ads an effort to standardize the different elements of IT governance. Despite these efforts, none of the different frameworks or guidelines is focused on the specific characteristics of small and medium companies (SMOs), although the authors consider that their conclusions are universal. Furthermore, there is no research so far that analyzed the status of IT governance in Spanish organizations. The aim of this work is to do a research to identify the state of the art of IT governance in the Spanish small and medium organizations.

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