IT, loosen up a bit on that governance

Summary:Quote of the week:"IT often enforces rigid rules and convoluted governance processes. IT must evolve new governance approaches that empower the business with providing 'guardrails' and education, reserving strict technology control for only the most critical technology assets.

Quote of the week:

"IT often enforces rigid rules and convoluted governance processes. IT must evolve new governance approaches that empower the business with providing 'guardrails' and education, reserving strict technology control for only the most critical technology assets. For many, this will be a radical change — from layered technology management to new rules for ownership, accountability, and responsibility."

-Khalid Kark, vice president and research director at Forrester Research, in a recent Forbes post: "The New CIO — Embrace The Empowered Era Or Step Aside."

Topics: CXO

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Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, SOA, data, and... Full Bio

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