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IT Governance Archetypes and Cloud Computing

Why can an IT governance archetype be good for one type of IS decision but not for another? When does cloud computing make sense for a large corporation that already has an IS organization?

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The IT governance archetype is dependent upon the corporate structure and focus. An example is given in the text of 3M's CEO breaking up the Information Systems Steering Committee so that IT priorities are decided at the highest business level, not solely by IT. This allows each division to individualize decisions based on productivity, costs, and managerial needs. IS does not perform core business functions like selling, manufacturing or accounting so it does not set business strategies. Good IT governance provides a structure that guides decision-making. It is important to note that an IT governance archetype must take into account a global IT ...

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This solution discusses how an IT governance archetype can be good for one type of IS decision but not for another. It also discusses when cloud computing makes sense for a large corporation that already has an IS organization. APA formated references included.

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