CIOs wasting governance investments

A study by business technology optimisation (BTO) provider Mercury Interactive has revealed that most UK businesses are wasting the investments they have been making in better governing their IT and thus getting maximum benefits from it.

A study by business technology optimisation (BTO) provider Mercury Interactive has revealed that most UK businesses are wasting the investments they have been making in better governing their IT and thus getting maximum benefits from it.

Whilst 74% of the UK CIOs questioned claimed to have adopted IT governance within their business, just 2% were using it across the whole enterprise.

Rather than using IT governance to support the automation of all IT processes and functionality, and to align the business outcomes of IT, the majority of CIOs admitted they were taking a piecemeal approach and had yet to establish enterprise-wide governance systems.

The survey cited budgetary constraints as the key barrier to better governance, with nearly three in five of the UK CIOs questioned claiming that investments in IT governance only made up 1-3% of their organisations' overall IT budgets. This is also an issue across Europe with respondents in Germany, the Netherlands and Italy spending similar levels on IT governance solutions.

Yet despite this, the majority of those polled in the UK recognised the value governance can deliver within their organisation. In total, three quarters agreed that good governance could offer tighter control of IT resources and budgets, and 84% highlighted how it has helped align IT projects with business goals.

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