Stakeholder Engagement And IT Governance Models

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This means that the success of any business depends on how well information technology is managed, which is done by making sure that all the key stakeholders are involved in IT governance at all levels.

Let’s take a look at a key example of how such stakeholder involvement can help to improve IT governance at both the local and national level. In the case of the national level, there are two key stakeholders involved. First there is the government, which usually plays the role of the stakeholder when it comes to deciding what types of information technology systems should be developed for public use. Secondly, there are various large businesses which have operational systems which need updating.

The Type Of Information Technology

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The government and the business leaders will often agree on the type of information technology that should be developed, such as the development of enterprise-class systems. They may, however, differ on the functionalities and the specifications of those systems. They also differ on the pricing of those systems.

A successful system must satisfy the needs of stakeholders while providing a business with a competitive advantage. So, what do stakeholder groups do? Stakeholders are groups of people who have an interest in maintaining a particular type of business. They can either be owners or managers of the business who have an interest in making sure that the business is able to achieve its goals.

Stakeholder Involvement Surveys

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There are many ways in which stakeholder groups can come into play. One way is through stakeholder involvement surveys. These surveys take the input from key stakeholders, such as owners and managers of a company, as well as key staff members. The results of these surveys will be helpful in formulating a strategic plan. This strategic plan can then be implemented by the stakeholders through the involvement of their managers and the other key stakeholders.

Another way in which stakeholder groups can come into play is through stakeholder dialogues. Stakeholder dialogues are facilitated by stakeholder groups, such as managers and owners of a business, along with other key stakeholders. In these dialogues, the stakeholders can express their views on various issues, such as business processes, business operations, and product specifications. Through this dialogue, the managers and the other key stakeholders can learn how their perspectives can affect the way the business operates.

Improve The Management Of Information Technology

Information technology governance models, on the other hand, work to improve the management of information technology. The models look into several issues, such as the identification of key stakeholders, the assessment of their interests, and the creation of stakeholder plans. The strategies created by these stakeholder groups can help improve the overall performance of a business. 

The strategies allow the business to effectively deal with potential problems that may come up, as well as to deal with the possible threats that come from outside sources, including competitors and third parties that may become hostile towards the business due to its position in the industry. The strategies also enable the business to gain competitive advantage by ensuring that it develops and implements strategies that ensure it remains at the forefront of its market sector.


Information technology is an increasingly critical field, one that is constantly evolving. As a result, there are many issues that need to be addressed by businesses. One of these issues is stakeholder engagement. Stakeholder groups provide a means for businesses to deal with issues that arise during the development of business solutions. By engaging their stakeholders in the process of formulating an information strategy, businesses ensure that they are taking the right steps toward ensuring their success.

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