King 3, IT Governance, Risk and Green IT

King III has now been in force for about 4 months in South Africa. Judge Mervyn King made the point, at a recent ITWeb conference, that “one of the most critical interdependences is IT, because it’s technology that is going to save the planet“. We call this Green IT, and believe that energy-efficient IT management must become a core part of IT strategy in the future.

Risk management becomes ever more important, as more and more IT is outsourced – but there is more to IT risk management than simply disaster recovery or supply chain management. Increasingly, IT risk, information risk, project risk and business continuity risk must be considered as part of a coherent approach that identifies and seeks to mitigate all forms of unacceptable strategic and operational risk to the organisation; that, of course, is what IT governance is really about.