Topic: business it chasm

Business IT Management

This white paper describes business IT management as a set of core capabilities to ensure a sustainable model of IT use for business value creation. So, the role of business it management is to plan and monitor IT capability life cycle to ensure that IT performance is in line with business needs, reduces risk and is cost efficient.

Introduction to Business Strategy

This presentation provides an overview of business strategy – what is it? why is it important? how to develop it? what are the common frameworks?

Strategy For Enterprise 2.0

This article discusses formulating the strategy for Enterprise 2.0 – people, processes and technology working in unison to increase revenue, reduce costs or increase productivity.

Demystifying Innovation

For a CIO, it is imperative to understand what their CEO is thinking – the leader of the pack sets the vision, strategy and direction that her team must understand if they are to implement it. It is also critical to understand the subject matter behind that thought! This survey reveals that the focus of CEOs worldwide is on innovation and discusses the steps needed for successful innovation.

Business Relationship Management Framework

This paper introduces a structured framework for business relationship management – to optimize the relationship between business and IT – and discusses an approach to implement it. A Structured Approach to Implementing a Business Relationship Management Framework.

Defining the Business Value of Information Technology

This paper presents a simplified methodology to realize business benefits from IT investments – create a format enterprise architecture coupled with lifecycle cost optimization to ensure IT projects meet minimum hurdle rate. The author makes the case that this approach also has broad acceptance in the business community.

IT Strategy to Harness the Cloud

This whitepaper discusses the changes to IT capability – from strategy to organization and people – required to harness cloud computing. The authors argue that the competitive advantage in information technology infrastructure is diminishing with the cloud so the need is now to focus on the business advantages from using IT.

Defending the IT Budget

A very good case study on running it like a business, aligning business with IT and defending the IT budget on value not cost!

Business Portfolio Analysis Frameworks

This presentation discusses three frameworks for business portfolio analysis namely, BCG (Boston Consulting Group) Matrix, PIMS (Profit Impact of Market Strategy), and GE(General Electric)/McKinsey Multi-Factor Matrix.

Managing the Business of IT

This whitepaper discusses using service resource planning to leverage IT resources for maximum business value — "both for your IT business and the wider business that IT serves."

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

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.

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