IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results
By Peter Weill and Jeanne W. Ross

Firms with superior IT governance have more than 25% higher profit than firms with poor governance given the same strategic objectives. These top performers have custom-designed IT governance for their strategies. Just as corporate governance aims to ensure quality decisions about all corporate assets, IT governance links IT decisions with company objectives and monitors performance and accountability. Based on a study of 250 enterprises worldwide, IT Governance shows how to design and implement a system of decision rights that will transform IT from an expense to a profitable investment. Peter Weill is the director of the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) and a senior research scientist at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Jeanne W. Ross is principal research scientist at CISR.

Subjects Covered: Accounting & control, CFO, Corporate governance, Decision making, Executives, Finance & accounting, General management, Information management, Information technology, Knowledge management, Management controls, Managerial skills, Managers, Organizational structure, Technology, Upper management.

IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results

IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results
By Peter Weill and Jeanne W. Ross, Harvard Business School Press, May 13, 2004 * 350 pages * $35.00, Product Number 2535