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Written by Laura Madaio on May 24, 2016

4 Articles on IT Governance You Need to Read this Week

Wednesday, June 1st from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST, Martha Heller, founder and President of Heller Search Associates, and author of “The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership” and the upcoming “Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT”, will be joined by Michael Hites, Senior Associate VP & CIO of University of Illinois, Thomas Kuczynski, CIO of DC Water & Sewer Authority & Alejandro Jose Reyes, Director of IT Governance & Strategy of The AES Corporation for a complimentary live webcast where they will explore and discuss how to Make IT Governance Work in today’s modern world

Before you join in on next week’s Council Webcast, ask yourself a few questions: Does your governance process for IT create accountability for IT investments? Does it allow all of IT’s stakeholders to work together to prioritize IT spend? Does it promote a sense of executive collaboration around IT portfolio management? Or does your governance structure work better in theory than it does in practice?

Need some more inspiration or brushing up? We’ve compiled a short list of 4 enlightening and thought-provoking pieces on IT Governance from around the globe to get you groomed and ready to join in on the conversation Wednesday, June 1st from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST:

1. “IT governance—basic but critical

Sue Schade (@sgschade), Interim CIO at University Hospitals, Cleveland, reflects on her first three months of CIO engagement, highlighting her IT team tightening up how they reduce preventable incidents.

2. “IT Governance Integral Part of Corporate Governance

Allen Choruma’s opinion piece for AllAfrica.com takes us right to the point—“IT governance is now considered as a bread and butter issue for businesses to thrive.” IT governance and corporate governance must work cohesively and be aligned to the business’ strategic objectives.

3. “How to enable SDLC for strategy translation

Pradeep Henry (@pradeephenry), IDG and CIO.com contributor is an expert on translating organizational strategic agenda into an implementable architecture. His recent piece explains how the systems development life cycle (SDLC) plays a role in strategy translation for good IT governance.

4. “Think you don’t have a social media governance problem? Neither did this football player

Lageschulte’s 27 years of experience providing information technology consulting and risk advisory services to clients is made clear in his opinion piece on CIO.com which stresses the importance of secure access to networks and corporate social media accounts.