IT Strategy Creation and Implementation
This paper presents a definition, process and methodology for IT Strategy.
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Last week, we discussed the time to market dimension of IT Value. This week, we will discuss the quality dimension.
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There are many definitions of IT Strategy. Which one is true? Why does IT Strategy work sometimes and not others?
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