What are the points of disconnect between business and IT?
Topic: business it disconnect
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.
This presentation provides an overview of business strategy – what is it? why is it important? how to develop it? what are the common frameworks?
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.
This presentation discusses the IT organization at General Motors – key roles and responsibilities – and how it adds value to the business. (This is a pre-meltdown and bailout presentation so much might have changed since!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
A very good case study on running it like a business, aligning business with IT and defending the IT budget on value not cost!
A framework for business IT alignment.
A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.
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)…)
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)
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.
CIOs can use this step-by-step guide to improve business IT alignment.
There are many definitions of IT Strategy. Which one is true?