IT Governance Problems: Technological Setbacks

Improper implementation of IT governance will certainly put the company at a
disadvantage over its competitors.  While IT governance promises to be a more effective
and efficient way of managing or IT investment, it may prove to be a disadvantage if
there is no clear plan on how to manage and implement it.

Many organizations create different IT governance systems.  While this may be an
effective short-term solution to their problem, the disadvantage is that it may not be the
long term solution to their business goals.  By designing an IT governance based on the
enterprise’s objectives and performance goals, the organization can eradicate this
particular disadvantage.

A minor disadvantage of IT governance is that learning it can take time.  But so does any
other newly implemented project.  It should therefore be planned and managed in such a
way that there is minimal or no change in design unless there is a need to change the
desired behavior.  Otherwise, frequent redesigning of IT governance will only add to the
disadvantage of re-learning new or modified tools.

The company should have a clear set business goal in its IT governance.  Otherwise, the
disadvantage of conflicting goals will inevitably come up.  Confusion, complexity, mixed
messages, mixed outputs, unmanageable teams, and many others add to the disadvantage
of a properly manage IT governance.  It is therefore imperative that only appropriate and
authorized stakeholders have the power to approve processes–usually those in the
“Chief” or “Executive” level.

Removing one disadvantage from another is a challenging goal for many CIOs, but with
proper teamwork and a clear goal, a good IT governance can be achieved by the
organization.

In IT Governance framework, any decision made by an individual in the team can give
you a positive or a negative effect especially on the objectives that are established in an
organization. Whatever the effects may be, decision making is inevitably part of business
functions. What you need to do is analyze the different situations and assess the different
decisions taken and correct the methods.
IT governance also helps businesses in determining the processes in deciding money
matters. Prioritization and justification of the investments is very important in an
organization. That is why application of IT governance will assist businesses to manage
IT investments, service deliveries and projects in change management. IT governance is
an effective tool that eliminates the reoccurring difficulties in IT.
It is a useful method that controls and coordinates in various areas of work. This tool is
used to meet and achieve the internal policies, goal and regulation of the company. With
IT Governance you can track your expenses and justify the spending of investments. Not
only that, this technique can align the roles and responsibilities of specific individuals
who are assigned to create the necessary decisions in IT.
In this way, decisions depend on not just one person but various individuals from
departments like finance, IT, operations, administration, etc. are accountable to the
decisions made in IT. IT Governance accomplishes the management form for IT
investment, service delivery and change management. This can help businesses in
improving IT and at the same time achieving their business goals.

 

In promoting IT in Business, there is a need for a definite control from an agreed upon authority by both the Business managers and IT executive.
IT Governance can be characterized as hasving control of the work being done.
It is an essential part in Business, where IT is considered as an investment that in some cases amount to at least ten (10) percent in the business expenses.
This does not say that it is a costly venture, rather, this further exemplifies that there is a cost for everything.
For one, many companies have trouble in increasing their earnings even after having IT as a part of their respective companies.
This shouldn’t be the case; in fact, their earnings should’ve gotten higher with IT.
The problem that commonly arises to result such decrease has always been the absence of good governance in the company, which then results to costly and unecessary setbacks.
Good governance will ensure that the deliver of services in a fashion that is more acceptable to the business.
Good governance will also ensure that there is a constant monitoring of these services and make sure that the problems in the fixing and program support are aligned to Business’ needs.
Now add IT in the equation and there comes out It Governance, which can, in its many forms achieve this type of management.
For further investments there will always be a need to implement changes in projects and service delivery.
And there is a real need to apply governance to the IT systems themselves to prevent problems from occurring. 

 

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