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The Future of IT Governance

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Executive Summary

The purpose of IT governance is to make decisions that ensure IT investments help achieve institutional goals. To do that, IT governance focuses on matters of key strategic value - baseline principles, investment priorities, infrastructure and architecture standards, and critical applications choices - and provides both a forum for collecting viewpoints and data, and a process for making decisions. Nothing about these defining characteristics of IT governance is likely to change in the near future. IT has become so intertwined with the life of higher education institutions, and consumes such substantial resources, that some high-level process for making big decisions has become essential. IT governance is here to stay.

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