This - long and tedious - report goes into the IT Governance process, framework and organization to support effective management of "information assets."
The report is prepared for the government of British Columbia to:
• Describe the current accountability structures for information management and information technology (including identifying existing roles, responsibilities and accountabilities)
• Assess the effectiveness of these structures and identify any deficiencies, and
• Make recommendations on any needed improvements.
"Over 20 years ago the province realized it needed a clear governance structure and a statutory framework to manage and control its financial assets, and created the Financial Administration Act (FAA) and the positions of Executive Financial Officer, Senior Financial Officer, and Comptroller General.
Today, government’s information assets have now reached the same level of critical importance, and require a similar clear governance structure, positional accountabilities, and a statutory framework."
This priceless description of IT as an asset and its parity with "financial assets" is what can help get people on board on IT Governance.