IT governance is mission critical

As the vital importance of IT governance to the Information Age becomes better understood, it’s not surprising that newspapers are starting to give it serious coverage. This excellent article from the Sydney Morning Herald illustrates that effective control of the IT function is absolutely mission critical. It talks about the financial nightmare that the Australian Customs Service’s new integrated cargo system has become as a result of poor oversight and executive control – or what is usually known as ‘governance’. Given that London has its own vast development programme underway to host the 2012 Olympics, this article should make sobering reading for the UK’s new Olympic Delivery Authority. Increasingly, IT governance will become a hot topic for our own national newspapers – let’s hope it will be in a positive light.