A research journey into enterprise governance of IT, business/IT alignment and value creationA research journey into enterprise governance of IT, business/IT alignment and value creation
Faculty of Applied Economics
Management Information Systems (MIS)
International journal of IT/business alignment and governance
1(2010):1, p. 1-13
University of Antwerp
Enterprise governance of IT is a relatively new concept in literature, and is gaining more interest in the academic and practitioners world. Enterprise governance of IT addresses the definition and implementation of processes, structures and relational mechanism that enable both business and IT people to execute their responsibilities in support of business/IT alignment and the creation of value from IT-enabled business investments. This article introduces important theories and practices around Enterprise governance of IT based on joint research and practical experience of the authors (and editors-in-chief of this journal) within the Information Technology Alignment and Governance (ITAG) Research Institute (University of Antwerp Management School). The article is based on the authors 8-year journey into Enterprise Governance of IT and aims to outline the core themes of interest of this new International Journal on IT/Business Alignment and Governance. In this way, this introductory article paves the way for many more research initiatives within this challenging research domain.