Why IT Does Matter?
How can managers turn IT into something more than infrastructure? Read On!
“To heck with what the technology can do” says Michael Schrage, of the MIT Center for Digital Business. Great managers, he says, first think about what kind of value they want to create and then consider how IT can help them create it.
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IT Strategy is nothing without its implementation. How can CIOs get some "SOLACE" from their IT Strategy? Read on! Ever wonder what happens when business and IT are not aligned? Well, like most other things in life, there are symptoms of misalignment. Monitoring them and analyzing them can help you avert disaster. 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... What is the biggest problem facing IT Value? Lack of single framework that connects business and IT - top to bottom; left to right. Can a single framework connect the organizational stovepipes and frameworks within each? This is a good start but the... An excellent discussion on the business value of IT and the tools and frameworks toward that end. 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"
Managing IT like a business? Here is another tool to assist you. "Evolving from a cost center, IT is taking on the character, rigor and practices of a business within a business. It won’t be easy, but for CIOs it’s a matter of survival." This presentation provides an introduction to the value measuring methodology (VMM). This paper discusses using the Capability Maturity Model to measure business it alignment. This guide presents a framework to evaluate, select and fund information technology investments to maximize measurable performance and demonstrate business results. This paper discusses six decisions senior executives (read: non-IT executives) should not delegate to IT folks (read: CIO?) to "avoid IT disasters— and, more important, to help them generate real value from their IT investments" This report explores how CFOs/finance departments measure the value of IT investments and return on ongoing IT spending. Understanding the IT Value equation is critical to making IT Decisions. This article provides guidance using the education industry. 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!
Posted on 11/01/2010 by