ISACA and the IT Governance Institute have released it's Global Status Report on the Governance of Enterprise IT (GEIT)-2011. The report covers the analysis and results of interviewing 834 company exectutives across 21 countries and 10 industries.
The report draws several conclusions. Some have been intuitive obvious and accepted by some, but now there are some statistics behind the conclusions.
Here are the conclusions of the report:
- Governing enterprise IT effectively can help increase project success
- Successfully implementing GEIT depends on several factors: change management, communication, proper scoping and identification of achievable objectives.
- Outsourcing can create significant benefits, with the proper governance focus.
- GEIT can help enable the adoption of emerging technologies such as cloud computing
- The use of frameworks and structures can help improve the governance of enterprise architecture.
I'm preparing a digestible sized white-paper for our customers; however, one point that did stick out was the large number of companies that still do not have IT professionals in executive positions...from 23 to 33% depending on the size of the company, as shown in the figure below from the report.
The report cops out on the issue and states it's a size issue--i.e., small companies don't tend to have executive IT professionals or "someone else" represents IT.
Stay tuned...I'll update here as needed.
Here are some other articles on the subject of the report as I run across them:
Here's the GEIT Report.