Business IT Alignment

Topic: Business IT Alignment

CIO References on Business IT Alignment (business and information and communications technology alignment)

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Alternative Names for Business IT Alignment

  • IT Alignment
  • IT and Business Strategy Alignment

e-Book: Guide to Business and IT Alignment

 

The key to successful business IT alignment is understanding the role of IT in business – how does IT help create value for the enterprise. The rest follows. There is plenty of good advice available on business IT alignment. Sometimes, we come across some that makes all the key connections to complete the picture. This week, we are referring you to one such discussion. It goes from the role of IT to using it as a strategic weapon and key things in between. Valuable information for the CIO to grasp.

e-Book: Guide to Business and IT Alignment

How Enterprise Architecture Drives Business IT Alignment

There are many benefits to enterprise architecture planning but, arguably, it’s biggest value proposition is the role it plays in aligning information technology strategy with business strategy. The IT Value – return on investment – equation is fundamentally different with a well thought out EA than without. CIOs should understand this connection to make use of this irreplaceable tool.

Toward that end, this week, we are referring you to an excellent discussion on the relationship between enterprise architecture planning and IT Strategic Planning.

How Enterprise Architecture Drives Business IT Alignment

How does Enterprise Architecture add value?

There are many benefits to enterprise architecture planning but, arguably, it’s biggest value proposition is the role it plays in aligning information technology strategy with business strategy. The IT Value – return on investment – equation is fundamentally different with a well thought out EA than without. CIOs should understand this connection to make use of this irreplaceable tool.

Toward that end, this week, we are referring you to an excellent discussion on the relationship between enterprise architecture planning and IT Strategic Planning.

Hope you find it helpful in your journey!

How Enterprise Architecture Drives Business IT Alignment?

Five Strategies to Align IT with the Business

What are the strategies to quickly align business with IT? How can a CIO use these strategies in his or her role as a business partner to entice forces in various business and functional units to unite?

Case Study – Business IT Alignment Challenges

This case study explores the challenges in aligning IT with business. It gathers the perspective of senior IT leaders in a global organization and structures them so their peers can understand the challenges faced with Business IT Alignment. CIOs can learn from this practical perspective. (100+ pages)

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

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 you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

e-Book: Enterprise Architecture for Business IT Alignment

This e-book discusses the role of enterprise architecture planning in support of business IT alignment. It lays the foundation of business IT alignment and makes the case that EA can help solve this puzzle. Excellent Discussion! (450 pages)

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