Governance of the extended enterprise: Bridging business and IT strategies

By: IT Governance Institute
(May 25, 2005)

Reviewer: Ernest DaSilva, IT World Canada

Extended enterprise is the extension of an organization outside its traditional boundaries. As the diversity of the e-business environment proliferates, the real benefits for an organization will be attained by those entities that embrace this concept.

In an extended enterprise, the core focus replaces the centralized one, and there is a shift to shared services, cosourcing and outsourcing, extending out to partners, suppliers, and customers to accomplish the objectives more effectively.

The book details the main concepts of governance, how the issue transcends the physical boundaries of an enterprise. It provides new ideas and ways to think, utilizing concepts that are familiar and accepted by business and governmental entities.

It aims to assist readers in becoming familiar with the critical issues of concern related to doing business, and doing it with world-class excellence, in this new environment called extended enterprise.

Governance of the Extended Enterprise will help readers improve IT governance in all facets of their organizations.