Lean IT Governance: The Most Realistic and Attainable Approach to IT Governance

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The most realistic and attainable approach to IT governance is a "lean" approach via project portfolio management (PPM). The lean approach requires a light footprint life cycle, rapid implementation of proven practices, and centralized data. It is based on simplicity and achievability, building on what works while establishing headroom for continuous improvement.

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A Business Risk Approach to IT Governance

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As corporate IT infrastructure increases in size and complexity, corporations are recognizing the need for a better mechanism for assessing IT’s role and alignment to the key corporate initiatives. What began as a series of best practices has evolved into the field known as IT governance. This white paper is for business and technical people and introduces the key concepts and challenges with IT governance and the IT governance solution provided by IBM. Read More

Real-Time Versus "Right-Time" Decision Making: A New Competitive Advantage

In this day and age, the ability for a company to utilize information quickly and effectively is more important than ever before. But faster access to increasingly large amounts of data doesn’t always mean that good real-time decisions are being made.

Finance has to be involved in the selection and use of new analytic tools which rapidly define and filter data from a variety of sources. Selecting and sorting information into what’s vital to decision making and what isn’t allows for better decision making to occur. A company’s data needs to be defined and synchronized consistently across the board, but quality of data also has to have value in order to be of use. The data then has to land in the right hands in order for the right actions to be implemented. Quality, real-time data has to be accessible at the right time, in the hands of the right people.

In this white paper, learn what right-time decision making is and how to use analytics to your benefit, e.g., to test hypothetical choices before implementation. Get information on how to create strong data governance to support high quality data, investigate analytical tools for problem-solving, and learn how the delivery of information to decision makers can affect your business choices positively or negatively.  Read More

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Increasing Business Agility: An Integrated Approach to Governance, Risk, and Compliance Management

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