Information Technology for Strategic, Competitive Advantage
This presentation provides the connection between corporate or business strategy and Information Technology Strategy.
The presentation Information Technology for Strategic, Competitive Advantage covers the following topics:
- Strategic advantage from information technology
- Latest information technologies
- How do you successfully select, implement and manage a new IT?
- How can your firm benefit from IT?
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The solution - you guessed it - is to apply a differentiated approach to each imperative. How does one create such a nuanced IT Strategy? Balanced scorecard (BSC) strategy map sample for a hotel
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 paper proposes a process for strategic information systems planning (SISP) based upon existing research on the topic. This article describes the factors to consider in developing an IT Strategic plan to maximize the returns of technology investments. Every year, companies invest an extraordinary amount of time, money and effort. An excellent overview to Strategy Maps from its creators.
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... This presentation covers the basics of balanced scorecard technique and provides pointers on using it to create IT Strategy - touching the critical topic of IT Governance along the way.
There are many definitions of IT Strategy. Which one is true? Why does IT Strategy work sometimes and not others?
Posted on 08/16/2010 by