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Gartner Defines 'Governance'

Published: 04 September 2012

ID: G00237914

Analyst(s): Tina Nunno , French Caldwell, Julie Short


Governance is one of the most critical leadership disciplines required to enable organizations to execute on their operational and strategic goals. Gartner clarifies the definition of "governance" to help CIOs and IT leaders define and implement governance to achieve targeted business outcomes.

Table Of Contents


  • Challenges Surrounding the Topic of Governance
  • Gartner Defines Governance
  • Attributes
  • Why a Common Definition of Governance Is Important
  • Misunderstanding, Confusion or Organizational Dynamics
  • The Goal of Governance Is to Achieve Business Results

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