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The Nexus of Forces May Call for Changes to GIS Governance Models

Published: 13 March 2013

ID: G00239754

Analyst(s): Jeff Vining


Geographic information systems have historically been used and controlled by user departments, but the Nexus of Forces is affecting business conditions and strategies, placing governance models under pressure. IT leaders need to understand the context for exploring governance model change.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • When the organization is challenged to respond to multiple internal and external service delivery requests, IT leaders should account for factors such as organizational culture and available skills to optimize a centralized governance strategy
  • When the organization is challenged to support multiple business demands, IT leaders should account for factors such as local autonomy and shared responsibility to optimize a decentralized governance strategy
  • When the organization is highly resistant to change, IT leaders should account for factors such as the organizational climate and resource constraints to optimize a federated governance strategy

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