Trends in IT Governance and Management

Submission deadline: 1 June 2015
Publication: January/February 2016

As IT continues to revolutionize mature and emerging industries, IT governance (maturity) will be a determining factor for enterprises’ success or failure. Governance concerns the allocation of resources, implementation of technology, integration approaches, and overall “information hygiene” of an organization. It is the glue that holds together multiple capabilities and initiatives. IT governance is often driven by privacy, security, and regulatory imperatives as well as competitive pressures, rising customer expectations, and marketplace deployment of new capabilities. Although its foundational elements remain the same in most instances, each case may entail different sets of requirements and criteria for success.

The challenge of effective governance is that it requires buy-in from and participation of business and IT stakeholders and strong leadership in each of these camps. Working agendas need to be carefully aligned with business agendas and IT roadmaps, and the correct level of resource needs to participate at the correct level of execution. To gain acceptance and support from enterprise, governance programs require clear value and defined action. Sound information management policies and procedures must be fully operationalized to improve data and information processes throughout the enterprise and capitalize on new developments in analytics and information processes. This is especially true in the era of big data and with the proliferation of internal and external data sources and applications.

This issue of IEEE IT Professional will review IT governance trends, approaches, policies, metrics, processes, and methodologies that organizations must understand and implement. We solicit high-quality contributions from industry, government, business, and academia that address these trends, issues, and challenges. Topics of interest include the following

  • How organizations have instituted IT governance programs
  • Frameworks for data governance and policy development
  • Security and privacy governance mandates and challenges
  • Maturity models for programs and processes
  • Vendor strategies for governance platforms
  • Center of excellence models for governance
  • Program metrics approaches for policy compliance 
  • Data quality and governance programs
  • The role of business and IT leadership in governance


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