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The IT Organization of the Future

Carol V. Brown

in Competing in the Information Age

Second edition

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780195159530
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199834983 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195159535.003.0009
The IT Organization of the Future

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IT governance is a critical factor for achieving strategic IT alignment. This chapter adopts a midrange definition of IT governance and discusses three dimensions: IT decision rights, IT coordination mechanisms, and IT sourcing arrangements. Each dimension is concerned with organizational design alternatives for achieving alignment across IT management, business partners, and IT service providers.

Keywords: IT governance; strategic alignment; decision rights; coordination mechanisms; sourcing arrangements

Chapter.  6526 words. 

Subjects: Financial Markets

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