ICT governance is the system of rules, relationships and practices that determine the alignment between ICT and the business. It defines the leadership and organisational structures and processes that ensure that the organisation’s IT sustains and extends the organisation’s strategies and objectives.
Often seen as a subset of broader corporate governance, there is now recognition of the importance (and risk) associated with strategic ICT investments.
There are a multitude of ‘frameworks’ available to support the effective delivery of ICT. For the first time, Governance Manager has brought these together in a unified framework that draws from COBIT, ISO38500, ITIL and ISO27001 to offer a holistic view of ICT governance.
Drawing on the disciplines within Governance Manager’s corporate governance framework, the ICT framework recognises that every organisation is at different stages of the ICT maturity cycle. The ICT Governance framework can be used to normalise these maturity levels and foster organisational learning and development.