A complete guide to aligning business with information technology (business IT alignment)
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?
<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">This document provides a step by step guide to create a strategic plan for information and communication technology. For each activity, it provides overview of the step, required inputs, expected outputs, tasks lists and process diagram, supporting tools, and related tasks.</span>
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?
This simple guide to IT Strategy focuses the user to think about their business needs and how information technology can help support them.
This paper discusses the IT Strategy process and presents a 10 point plan to align IT with business.
This research paper explores an interesting question: does business and IT strategy integration differ by the way an organization creates value? In other words, do some types of businesses require a higher level of business and IT strategy integration while some others can make do with a lower level?
This master thesis provides insights into business-IT Strategic alignment concept in theory and practice, and it addresses two important issues within business-IT strategic alignment – 1) define strategic alignment and alignment gap between business and IT strategy 2) how to manage strategic alignment – using a conceptual model validated by illustrative case studies.
This article applies Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema’s value discipline concept to analyze and align IT initiatives with business goals to maximize IT value.
This paper introduces a framework to align information technology with business based upon market demands – focus resources on IT initiatives that best meet market demands and stay away from those that do not.