Information Technology IT Strategy Triangle
A simple framework to understand the relationship between business strategy, organizational strategy and IT strategy.
"This chapter introduces a simple framework for understanding the impact of IS on organizations. This framework is called the Information Systems Strategy Triangle because it relates business strategy with IS strategy and organizational strategy. This chapter also presents key frameworks from organization theory that describe the context in which MIS operates, as well as the business imperatives that MIS supports. Students with extensive background in organizational behavior and business strategy will find this a useful review of key concepts. The Information Systems Strategy Triangle presented in Figure 1.1 suggests three key points about strategy."
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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. 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.
This paper discusses business/it alignment in the context of eBusiness. A very good discussion on developing IT Strategy including detailed steps and explanations. Must Read! In this series, we will discuss IT Value - from its definition to a framework to measure and track it
Align business and IT strategy using Tracy and Wiersema’s Value Discipline model and "technology themes"
Looking for a practical methodology to develop an IT Strategy? One that has actually been implemented? Look no more! Business-IT alignment From a Value-Based Perspective covers the basics of it alignment, value modeling as a tool and provides an overview of VITAL - Value-based IT Alignment.
This article was originally published in 1999. However, it is on the money even today. Authors Jerry Luftman and Tom Brier walk through the issue of business and IT Alignment with specific examples and advice on how to achieve this goal. A must read... This case study discusses aligning information technology (IT/ICT) strategy with business strategy using the Balanced Scorecard, at a multinational pharmaceutical company.
This paper describes an eight (8) step process to develop IT Strategy - "...to make IT a strategic business enabler, enhance shareholder value, and mitigate risk." Everything you wanted to know about IT Strategy but were afraid to ask. What is IT Strategy? Why do you need an IT Strategy? How do you create an IT Strategy? What are the 10 best practices in IT Strategy? Where to go for more information on IT Stra... Enterprise Architecture in its business/organizational context, focusing on business and IT strategy. Alignment is an issue but are you focused on the right strategy to fix it? This whitepaper provides valuable insight into business it alignment, measurement of business value created by IT, measurement of this IT value and making better decisions based upon this measurement.
Prof. Luftman has proposed a maturity model for Business IT Alignment. Does that model cover the entire value chain? The author proposes a model that plugs this hole This chapter presents the use of Balanced Scorecard to align IT with business.
A survey of senior IT Executives on the value of IT Alignment. And the survey says... This paper discusses business architecture and how it relates to the levers of competitive advantage. Good Read! An article on managing IT for scale, speed and innovation The spectrum of views on IT goes from the far right aka "IT doesn't matter" to traditional "IT is an enabler" to a more progressive "IT is a driver". Your problem: how to develop an effective IT Strategy? Read On>>
A very good presentation on developing an IT Strategy. Must Read! A very good article on technology deployment - makes the connection with IT vision and strategy.
Is IT Value compromised because of the strained relationship between business and IT? How can the CIO overcome this challenge?
This paper proposes a framework for the development of information systems strategies and plans driven by business objectives and strategies. It provides an integrated framework for the development of technology architectures and business processes ... This series discusses four eBusiness models. This article discusses the Knowledge based eBusiness model. Excellent overview of IT Strategy and things that have an influence on its outcome. Must read! This presentation provides the connection between corporate or business strategy and Information Technology Strategy. Dr. Glaser discusses the three common misconceptions about IT Strategy. The paper provides the rationale and concept for integration of models and modeling objects of Enterprise Architecture and IT Strategies. Value-based IT Alignment (VITAL) overview and discussion on basic underlying principles and components of this it value based framework. Practical IT Strategy: this paper proposes a model to "operationalize" IT Strategy. One of the toughest questions to answer is: is my business is alignment with IT? Prof. Luftman tries to answer this question in this paper originally published in 2000. This excellent presentation takes a top down i.e. business driven approach to connect business strategy with IT Strategy. This paper presents IT Strategy best practices learnt from implementing IT Strategy. This paper presents a definition, process and methodology for IT Strategy.
A Diagnostic for Exploring IT Alignment as a Strategic Weapon. The paper presents a framework for developing an IT Strategy for business value. This paper discusses IT Strategy in the context of an industry - in this case the construction industry - highlighting value creation opportunities that exist for the entire industry should it chose to leverage technology. IT Strategy requires a process and a framework. The former provides the steps and the latter the toolkit. Together they help an organization get to an IT Strategy that maximizes IT ROI. This article addresses the latter. A very good presentation that takes IT Strategy to solutions architecture using SOA. Good read! Is there is a need for a new Business IT Alignment or IT Strategy process? This paper presents a good way to approach this problem.
This study finds that "Many corporate boards now consider IT to be an untapped mine rich with possibilities for their companies’ future results." However, they do not know how to deal with "IT issues within the context of the board’s role and how to... This presentation describes three key information technology (IT) Strategy models. This in-depth - 78 pages - presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planni... A good discussion on EVA and how to plug its shortcomings. Do you want to use EVA to make a business case for IT Spending? Read On... This article takes on the issue of demand and supply mismanagement and provides a solution. Excellent read!
This paper presents results from investment in IT at a macro economic level. Proof positive that IT Matters? You decide. A very good presentation on EVA. Good Read! A guide to understanding the value of IT Investments. Excellent Read! To EVA or not to EVA. That is the question.
The good professor hits upon this key topic with an assortment of tools/frameworks - SWOT, Balanced Scorecard, 7S Framework etc. - and case studies. Excellent Read! This paper explores the connection between IT value and IT Balanced Scorecard/IT Strategy Maps. It describes patterns of IT value i.e. ways in which IT creates/enables value, connects IT value with cascaded and linked strategic objectives and discu... 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.
Last week, we discussed the cost dimension of IT Value. This week, we will discuss the time to market dimension.
Last week, we discussed the time to market dimension of IT Value. This week, we will discuss the quality dimension.
Last week, we focused on quality and its impact on IT Value. This week, we will take a look at productivity and its impact on IT Value
Last week, we focused on productivity and its impact on IT Value. This week, we will take a look at customer satisfaction and its impact on IT Value
Last week we discussed customer satisfaction. This week we will look at the risk dimension of IT Value.
What are the factors that affect IT Alignment? How do they impact resulting IT Value? Read on to find out... Often, the emphasis is on creating an IT Strategy. Before you do, understand the context of IT Strategy i.e. what is its role and scope. The solution - you guessed it - is to apply a differentiated approach to each imperative. How does one create such a nuanced IT Strategy? The German engineering giant's video-game-based modeling tool will allow companies to design factory equipment in a fraction of the time. The question is asked often of any strategist. Do you have an answer? This is a seminal paper on IT Alignment. Venkatraman and Henderson This paper, as the name suggests, combines two classic models - Venkatraman's Strategic Alignment Model and Yu's Goal Modeling technique.
Is IT Alignment a strategic weapon to gain competitive advantage? Duh! But do you know to what extent information intensity affects competitive advantage? Hmm... Every year, companies invest an extraordinary amount of time, money and effort. Is business and it alignment affected by national culture? Is business and it alignment more mature in one country than in another? Often, the talk about the connection between Business and IT Strategy does not translate into action. At other times, IT Strategy is devised in isolation. This is a good discussion on the big picture of strategy in an organization - soup to nuts fr... There are many definitions of IT Strategy. Which one is true? Why does IT Strategy work sometimes and not others?
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