"Because of the critical dependence on IT of most companies, we cannot have corporate governance ignoring IT," said former IT director of Blue Circle Industries, Roger Ellis, whose forthcoming conference, IT Governance for IT Leaders, outlines the task ahead for IT directors.
But IT directors, with IT budgets currently under siege, may not be giving sufficient priority to IT governance.
"IT directors have so much pressure on them, governance is not a burning issue unless it is a corporate burning issue," said Ellis. "It is the board which is driving governance."
IT Governance for IT Leaders, supported by Computer Weekly, takes place on 29 January at the Royal Society, London. Tel: 01494-837857,