New ICT Strategy Toolkit delivers tangible business benefits

/ IT Governance Ltd, the global leader in IT strategy development, has launched an ICT Strategy Toolkit that will help organisations provision for their IT spend in the next financial year (

IT strategy has to deliver business benefit - help satisfy customers, enable staff to perform better, deliver tangible business value, drive down costs - and operate within a well-defined governance environment in which key ICT risks are identified and controlled.

Organisations need an ICT strategy template that guides you through the process of creating an ICT Strategy, which also identifies the types of issues and challenges you should be addressing (

The ICT Strategy Toolkit from IT Governance is suitable for any organisation. It consists of 24 pages of ICT (information and communications technology) Strategy Templates covering all the key are of strategy formulation:

• Introduction, scope, governance, approval
• Business Strategy
• Risk, Conformance & Compliance
• IT Strategy

- Specific Context for IT Strategy
- The Information Strategy
- The Information Systems Strategy
- The Technology/Hardware Strategy
- IT Department Physical, Environment and Personnel Resources
- Summary of IT Strategy

Alan Calder, CEO at IT Governance stresses the importance of an effective ICT Strategy, 'identifying and managing ICT risk is an important aspect of IT strategy - not only do you need to deliver business results, but you also need to protect the availability, confidentiality and integrity of the information on which the organisation relies.'

The ICT Strategy Toolkit from IT Governance includes an ICT risk register, instructions on how to use it to identify and manage ICT risks, and an 18-slide PowerPoint presentation that sets out the key elements and stages in strategy development. This template toolkit is designed so that it can be used in organisations of any size, and so that it can be adapted to reflect the business and compliance requirements of any sector in any country. It is flexible and adaptable, but provides clear and firm guidance on all the elements of a well-formed ICT Strategy.

Organisations can purchase this ICT Strategy Toolkit here at .

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Desi Aleksandrova Marketing Executive
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IT Governance Ltd is the one-stop shop for books, tools, training and consultancy for Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. It is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. IT Governance is 'non-geek', approaching IT issues from a non-technology background and talking to management in its own language. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at