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iTTi Gloss: Corporate Governance of IT

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 iTTi, Innovation & Technology Trends Institute Posted in iTTi Gloss

Corporate governance of IT. The system by which the current and future use of IT is directed and controlled. Corporate governance of IT involves evaluating and directing the use of IT to support the organization and monitoring this use to achieve plans. It includes the strategy and policies for using IT within an organization“.

Source: ISO 38500:2008. Corporate Governance of Information Technology.


Governance of enterprise IT. A governance view that ensures that information and related technology support and enable the enterprise strategy and the achievement of enterprise objectives; this also includes the functional governance of IT, i.e., ensuring that IT capabilities are provided efficiently and effectively”.

Source: ISACA. CGEIT Review Manual 2013.


IT Governance. A framework for decision rights and accountability to encourage desirable behavior in the use of IT. […] IT governance focuses on a small set of critical IT-related decisions: IT principles, enterprise architecture, IT infrastructure capabilities, business application needs, and IT investment and prioritization”.

Source: MIT. Sloan School's Center for Information Systems Research (CISR).


Organizational structures, accountability, processes, decision rights, strategy, …, what, in your view, would be the terms and components that best fit the concept of "Corporate Governance of IT"?


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Comments (1)

  • Miguel Garcia-Menendez

    Miguel Garcia-Menendez

    25 October 2013 at 12:21 |
    My proposition: "Corporate Governance of IT is the process of making decisions on the application & use of IT".

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