Implementing IT Alignment
This paper presents a framework for strategic technology planning.
The paper on implementing information technology alignment 1) provides an overview of the IT alignment process and stages of maturity 2) explains how to implement a technology budget
- What is the IT Alignment process?
- What are IT alignment stages of maturity?
- What are the key areas of IT alignment functions?
- What are the benefits of IT Alignment?
- How do you build support for technology?
- How to align technology budget in your organization's budget?
- How to align budget stages of maturity to IT alignment process and stages of maturity?
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