This paper discusses the reasons for the gap between information technology capability and business needs and proposes a solution for business IT alignment.
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This set of presentations is a complete guide to using information technology to create value for the business. Excellent resource for the CIO who wants to use IT as a strategic weapon. (600+ pages)
This presentation demonstrates the chasm between business, and IT, dives into the root causes of mis-alignment, and proposes restructuring the entire IT Organization to create effective business IT alignment. An excellent treatment of business IT alignment from an IT function perspective.
This whitepaper details a step by step process to run IT like a business. Running IT as an internal service organization provides business value through better coordination between business requirements and IT investment and capability. This is an excellent guide to follow if you are embarking on this journey. Excellent Read!
This in-depth guide (~500 pages) discusses how a CIO can create, measure, and communicate business value using information technology as a strategic weapon. What is business IT alignment? How does it create business value? How to measure and track IT alignment over time? How to create a strategic plan for IT? How to measure IT value? How to communicate with your business partners? How to design an IT organization that delivers value? What is the role of the CIO in creating business value?
This one page poster summarizes the business value creation relationships – how to create business value? who does what in creating business value? how is everything connected – from business to IT and everything in between. This is an excellent resource for any CIO interested in bridging the business and IT chasm.
This excellent presentation by a CIO provides a roadmap for IT success – clear undestanding of business needs, identify IT capability to meet those needs, seek appropriate level of funding for IT, and use IT to deliver business results consistently.
This paper discusses an enterprise architecture based framework to identify, measure, improve and maintain strategic business and IT alignment in an enterprise.
This research paper discusses the development of information technology strategy to support changes in business model and strategy. Do companies at different levels of strategic maturity need different IT Strategies?