SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
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Socitm publishes ICT governance guide

Socitm has published a new guide, part of its Planting the Flag series, that sets out the importance of ICT governance for public service organisations serious about public service reform.

Planting the Flag: pocket guide 2 - governance is the second of six guides from Socitm on the strategic capabilities required for public service reform. All six of these capabilities were set out by Socitm in Planting the Flag, the strategy for local public services reform it published last year.

The governance guide is written for chief information officers, heads of ICT, and senior ICT managers, with the intention that they use it to persuade top management teams in their organisation to establish rigorous information management and technology governance arrangements, with active participation from senior colleagues.

The guide explains that ICT governance manages behaviours and decision-making within the information and technology function. It assigns responsibilities, sets overall strategy and decides upon policies and standards. Its prime focus must be on information, with technology recognised simply as a tool for storing, manipulating and transmitting this prime asset.

Planting the Flag: Governance is downloadable from this website (free of charge for Socitm members and £65 each for non-members)

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