IT Governance

Buckle Up with These 5 Timeless IT Governance Books

You must be wondering why you should get these governance books when information is readily available online. There are tools that can analyze where the business is heading and save the global economy from another recession. However, you still must acquire knowledge and expertise as it will take time to realize automated benefits. In this BMC article, Stephen Watts talks about the 5 timeless governance books that would help you buckle up.

Learning IT Governance

Even with modern technologies at their disposal, IT executives prefer the old-school way of knowledge gathering—books. IT governance provides an important perspective to leaders in creating and updating business models. Businesses are investing in new technologies and backing innovation labs. New laws and guidelines are coming up and the best way to know them is through books. The internet is free but also comes along with its hang-ups. Not all the information you receive on the net are unbiased, research-based, and verifiable. Following are the 5 timeless governance books that will help transform your company:

  1. IT Governance: How to Reduce Costs and Improve Data Quality through the Implementation of IT Governance, Author – Helmut Schindlwick: The author backs his opinions regarding technology governance with data and talks about big data in details. His TESy framework shows the kind of dependencies that impact IT decision-making efforts.
  2. The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership, Author – Martha Heller: The author talks about how the industry is suffering from a dearth of leadership. She prepares the CIOs of the challenges they might face in their journey and how to avoid them.
  3. Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value, Authors – Richard Hunter and George Westerman: The authors provide tips on how the IT executives should pitch strategies that stakeholders can easily understand and agree.
  4. Implementing Effective IT Governance and IT Management, Author – Van Haren Publishing: It informs you about the established best practices. It also talks about ‘strategic planning, demand management, performance management, strategic sourcing.’ It stresses more on improving communication between departments.
  5. Executive’s Guide to IT Governance: Improving Systems Processes with Service Management, COBIT, and ITIL, Author – Robert R. Moeller: From managers to IT leaders, all would benefit from IT management ideas for day-to-day operations. It was published in 2013, a time when businesses wondered how to balance business and technology. The author guides you to seamlessly integrate established practices with modern IT developments.

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