Category Archives: IT Governance

IT Governance category includes everything from what is IT Governance and how to set up a governance model to simple governance strategies using policies and procedures in a policy based organizational governance model. Creation of governance committees particularly in higher education are also included. Governance templates and samples are shared.

Definition of IT Governance: What Many Colleges Get Wrong

The definition of IT Governance still has many college CIO’s confused leading to dysfunctional IT governance models and poor results. That is based on a recent college CIO discussion on IT governance that revealed many CIO’s are more focused on … Continue reading

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Four Questions on CIO’s: 2011 EDUCAUSE CIO Listserv Analysis

I am proud to announce the publication of the Four Questions on CIO’s: 2011 EDUCAUSE CIO Listserv Analysis report is completed. The Four Questions on CIO’s is an independent report that offers a pragmatic and authentic examination of the higher education CIO using the … Continue reading

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Designing a Software Support Model

Designing a software support model for tiered IT support services will improve IT governance, reduce support costs, and reduce business risk. If you haven’t already developed a standardized software support model, and your current approach is where everything is an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Technology Investments Profitable

Making Technology Investments Profitable: ROI Road Map from Business Case to Value Realization is a book about maximizing the true value of IT projects and technology investments. Unlike so many other books on CIO and IT success, Jack Keen focuses on the … Continue reading

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Behavioral Analytics: Politics and Technology of Hoodies and Profiling

Behavioral analytics and social media analytics technology is outpacing the policies and politics of hoodies and behavioral profiling. This is the long standing issue of what is IT’s role in administering acceptable use, crime prevention and the use of technology to enforce it. This … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE Should be More Adult on XXX Domains

I need to do a little smarmy ranting on EDUCAUSE’s ridiculous position on XXX domains and generic top level domains for higher education. Up to now I thought I had managed to contain myself since Greg Jackson, VP EDUCAUSE, posted Impact of “Adult” … Continue reading

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Project Selection Criteria Using ROI, NPV, IRR and Risk

Developing project selection criteria that rely on a defensible business case and solid Return on Investment (ROI) is fundamental to effective IT governance and project portfolio management (PPM). That means a business case and ROI for every project under consideration … Continue reading

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