Federated/distributed IT is the most complex of all the structures and it typically includes a group CIOs with country CIOs or a centralized IT department with IT resources also within the LoB/Business Unit (BU).
The IT center of excellence or shared service center is one where a center is dedicated to deliver IT resources. This is typically the most conservative of all IT structures and the charter is technical in nature.
Finally, with centralized IT structures, decisions are made centrally. For emerging Asian enterprises, this means decisions are made in the region or in the headquarter country. This group presents the latest and newest set of growth opportunities for the ICT industry as these businesses look to IT automation and innovations to compete better against foreign multinational corporations and to capture new markets.
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