What's in your IT governance plan? According to a recent survey from Forrester , the measurement and accountability of IT investments is clearly lacking. Indeed, many organizations are challenged with finding the ROI in technology investments. However, the pervasiveness of IT as essential to companies' day-to-day business strategies -- along with financial constraints brought on by the global economic recession -- require organizations to become proactive in assessing whether they're getting maximum results from their tech investments. How corporations leverage IT has emerged as a required core competency that further advances the need for effective governance policies. "Good IT governance ensures that consistent methodologies and practices are employed to deliver products on time, on budget, on scope, and with high quality," according to the report. "It answers key governance questions âare we doing things the right way, and are we doing them well?' " Also notable from the survey findings: CIOs are the most called-upon executives within organizations to oversee the IT governance effort. Nearly 110 IT decision-makers took part in the survey. Here are selected highlights:
50 0percent of respondents say that the CIO is principally responsible for leading the governance effort at their organization. (A CIO-designated executive does the job at 28 percent of respondents' companies.)
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