University of Groningen, Netherlands
The need for transparency in IT governance, due to several factors such as cost and regulatory pressure, has led to organisations putting into place an IT Control Officer to oversee and audit IT activities. This paper examines the initial results of a European CIO-level survey designed to increase the understanding regarding the possible roles of the IT Control Officer and the authority given to that person. This research confirms the intuitive idea that increasing the role of the IT Control Officer also improves IT control. The increasing role in this sense is a more centralised and more senior position with additional responsibilities and administrative controls. This research also examines a perspective on the various intermediate possibilities of decentralised and less senior scenarios.
Berghout, Egon W. and Fairchild, Alea, " Centralization issues in IT governance: The role and responsibilities of the IT Control Officer from a European perspective" (2009). All Sprouts Content. 119.