The definition of IT governance as proposed by the IT Governance Institute expresses that “IT governance is the responsibility of the board and executive management” and that IT governance “should be an integral part of corporate governance.”
Corporate Governance is the system by which organisations are directed and controlled. The business dependency on information technology has resulted in the fact that corporate governance issues can no longer be solved without considering information technology.
There is not always a clear distinction between IT Governance and IT Management, which is visualised below;
IT Management is focused on the effective and efficient internal supply of IT services and products and the management of present IT operations. IT Governance, in turn, is much broader and concentrates on performing and transforming IT to meet present and future demands of the business (internal focus) and business customers (external focus).