A Practical Approach for IT Governance


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As we usher in 2014, as CEO of UGovernIT, Inc., I feel that this message, largely an advertorial, is OK as it does give the CIO what it means to have a seat at the table.  We have all heard this before – the CIO has a seat at the Executive Table; IT is strategic; CIOs role is changing for the better; CIO is really the Chief Innovation Officer etc.  Great things to hear if you are a CIO as it helps you forge ahead.  Frankly, how can you forge ahead, if you have to always look over your shoulder.  The challenge is that CIOs are too busy taking care of their own shop.

Not only is the workload increasing, budgets tightening – end users are placing more and more demands on the quality and value of what IT delivers.  How are CIOs coping with this extra workload?

Is outsourcing the answer? Outsourcing only transfers the risk. It can be very beneficial to handle fluctuating demand, but some of the cost savings are greatly exaggerated.

Add more staff? Adding staff will help but also needs more $!    Use Tools? Tools to help manage the workload can give CIOs an understanding of the workload, and perhaps even automate some of the tasks, but CIOs need too many of them – one for service management, one for project management, one for resource management, one for CMDB, etc.  Sadly they are expensive and time consuming.

Looking for a solution? Take the uGovernIT test drive. It is a complete solution that is fully integrated and can be implemented in weeks. Out of the box, it has most of the service management, project management, CMDB, resource management, budget management,  reports and dashboards that meets 80% to 90% of mid-market needs at a fraction of the cost of existing solutions.

It actually helps you predict and solve issues, predict and manage workloads and take better advantage of your existing staff.  The best part is that it helps you identify services and projects that drive cost savings and enhance value to the Enterprise.  You can do this not just for IT, but take this approach to the rest of the organization.

Written by Subbu Murthy

December 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Posted in Helping CIOs

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