CIOs’ Frequently Asked Questions About Governance

CIOs’ Frequently Asked Questions About Governance GARTNER, February 10, 2015 Summary: Governance is a process and a framework for enterprise decisions. IT Governance is a significant part of a larger, enterprise governance model. Most enterprises don’t govern well: models are unclear, inflexible and cumbersome. Given that IT spans business units, it is often an indicator of your organization’s overall governance-health, and first to face systemic issues. CIOs play a pivotal role in shaping an enterprise’s governance model for ongoing and  Read More …

Effective Vendor Governance Requires Business Alignment and Executive Commitment

Effective Vendor Governance Requires Business Alignment and Executive Commitment GARTNER, May 29, 2015 Summary: 60% of IT budgets are spent on externally provided IT products and services. Gartner’s 2015 CIO survey indicates that 38% of the IT budget is currently spent directly by the business, growing to 50% by 2017. Despite an enterprise’s growing dependency on outside vendors, strategic vendor management (SVM) continues to lack the required governance to effectively manage vendor relationships. SVM competency is immature, compared to other Read More …