Aligning IT with Business
This presentation discusses business it alignment - what is it? why is it important? how to achieve it?
This presentation discusses business it alignment - what is it? why is it important? how to achieve it?
The presentation covers the following topics:
1. Why is IT alignment with business an ongoing critical issue?
2. What does alignment really mean?
3. How can alignment be achieved?
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IT Strategy is nothing without its implementation. How can CIOs get some "SOLACE" from their IT Strategy? Read on! Follow these 10 steps to align business and IT. No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but y... This presentation deals with business IT alignment from a capabilities perspective - actually actively promotes the use of capabilities based model and iterative development and implementation.
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Of late, there is a lot of emphasis on IT ROI. While this is commendable, extending this argument to convert the IT Organization into a profit center is taking it to another extreme. For example, are HR, finance, and marketing profit centers? Why no... This information technology strategic planning template (IT Strategy Template) is in the form of a fill-in-the-blanks work-book - a great resource for the CIO to understand IT Strategy, and create a strategic plan for their IT Organization. Can you say with certainty that your IT is aligned with business? Can you prove it? If improving IT ROI is an imperative for you, read on. This paper will show you how to improve ROI by 10% or more… This whitepaper discusses using service resource planning to leverage IT resources for maximum business value — "both for your IT business and the wider business that IT serves." This paper discusses using the Capability Maturity Model to measure business it alignment. Last week, we lay the foundation for a discussion on IT Value. This week, we look at specific areas where IT creates value. Last week, we focused on revenues. This week, we look at the costs in the IT value equation.
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This research examines the key aspect of Strategic information systems planning (SISP) in the changing business scenario. Is IT Alignment a strategic weapon to gain competitive advantage? Duh! But do you know to what extent information intensity affects competitive advantage? Hmm... This article describes the factors to consider in developing an IT Strategic plan to maximize the returns of technology investments. Technology enables business strategy. Does technology drive business strategy? This paper discusses the latter in great depth Is business and it alignment affected by national culture? Is business and it alignment more mature in one country than in another? Why do big IT Projects fail? There are many reasons. Mismanagement, new technology and immature IT Organization are amongst them. However, the most frequent reason for large project failure is organizational dynamics or politics. This paper reviews the key business IT alignment models and frameworks and "suggests that some models of alignment could be strengthened by considering alternatives to this four domain model. Drawing on other work on the dynamics of human-technologi... This research paper examines the impact of six factors on business it alignment (strategic alignment) namely, leadership, values and belief, IT managerial resources, service quality, and IT implementation success. The author's research hints at three things with business it alignment: 1) alignment improves organizational performance 2) formal organizational structure alignment does not help 3) informal organizational alignment does have a positive impact! There are many definitions of IT Strategy. Which one is true? Why does IT Strategy work sometimes and not others? Does IT ROI matter? Great many intelligent people are spending sleepless nights and countless dollars calculating IT ROI. The author argues that they are wasting their time and shareholder dollars! Business IT Alignment, how Germans do it! Good Read!
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