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This excellent article presents both the imperative and process for innovation. Must read! Innovation is on everyone's minds but is it understood? Here are the 7 myths about innovation This document provides an in-depth introduction to strategic planning, details the process for creating a strategic plan, and discusses tools and techniques to perform the underlying analysis. Excellent resource for a CIO to learn how the business c... Excellent article on collaborative innovation. Must read! Why is aligning business strategy and it strategy so difficult? This paper explores business and it alignment to identify the level of business alignment with it and the reasons for the continuing challenge of aligning business with it. Executive's Guide to Management Tools provides a quick primer/overview of 30 top management tools. The related Management Tools and Trends Survey provides insights into their use and performance.
Gartner says IT Leaders should be prepared if they want to drive growth. Read On... This working paper presents the "Cranfield Enterprise Model:" A framework for business information modeling. CIOs are not known for innovation. Yet. This excellent discussion should help you change that... This comprehensive guide and toolkit takes a holistic view of organizational performance and proposes a framework to create capabilities to drive it. Often, we miss the forest for the trees by focusing on only one aspect or capability of performance ... "Business model" has to be the king of buzzwords. "Strategy" is not far behind but there is something about business models that makes it more powerful! This article tries to demystify the term.
This is an excellent compendium of the latest tools and techniques in management practice. A good desk reference for the CIO. This series discusses four eBusiness models. This article discusses the Knowledge based eBusiness model. This brief paper describes novel ways that imaginative companies are gaining competitive advantage by breaking the rules of engagement with consumers. Let’s face it. An IT organization that has to justify its budget as a “cost center” has lost the respect of the business community somewhere along the line. Practical IT Strategy: this paper proposes a model to "operationalize" IT Strategy. Of late, there is a lot of emphasis on IT ROI. While this is commendable, extending this argument to convert the IT Organization into a profit center is taking it to another extreme. For example, are HR, finance, and marketing profit centers? Why no... This report describes the results of an audit of the key drivers of IT capability - IT Strategy, IT Governance, Enterprise Architecture etc. - to analyze their ability to deliver business results and make an assessment of the actual results delivered... When talking about business and IT alignment, our focus always goes to business strategy and its alignment with IT strategy. This thought process recognizes a fundamental truth. Unfortunately, it only gets part of the picture. This presentation introduces "killer" innovation as "significant and highly profitable departures from current offerings or practices that are difficult to imitate" and proposes that it is a better way to innovate.
This paper discusses managing information technology as a business - not a supplier or cost center but a fully functioning business value creator. A good primer on Business models and their importance to competitive differentiation.
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