Evaluating IT: A CFO's Perspective
Evaluating IT requires a clear, organization-wide governance model.
CFO Insights: Evaluating IT: A CFO's perspective
Ask finance chiefs about their frustrations with information technology (IT) and you are bound to get an earful. Excessive investments made. Multiple deadlines missed. Little return on investment (ROI) achieved. The list goes on.
To complicate matters, many CFOs simply do not know if their chief information officers (CIOs) are doing a good job. Moreover, with CIOs reporting to CFOs in greater numbers, there is a growing need for better measurement tools. And given the ubiquitous nature of technology today, the issues promise to get more complicated.
In this issue of CFO Insights, we discuss how focusing on three specific areas – communication, governance, and assessment – can help CFOs identify the gaps in IT’s business support capabilities, focus IT investments, and possibly change the future vision of IT value.
Download the CFO Insights article, "Evaluating IT: A CFO's perspective," to learn more.