Topic: business IT Management

Creating Competitive Advantage Using IT

This compendium of articles discusses leveraging IT to create competitive advantage for the enterprise. From internal IT Organization becoming lean and mean to the CIO helping their peer implement strategic, industry leading business capability, IT can be a strategic weapon. Read how.

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.

Case Study: New IT Operating Model

This case study describes a new IT operating model – a new process to manage IT investments – that fosters innovation, improves architecture and paves the way to standardization across the enterprise.

Aligning Business Strategy and IT Strategy

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?

Guide to Managing IT

This simple guide to IT Strategy focuses the user to think about their business needs and how information technology can help support them.

A Simple Guide to ICT Management

This guide provides an excellent overview of information and communication technology management and strategy.

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?

Discipline of Market Leaders

This presentation synthesizes the seminal work of Michael Treacy – how companies can dominate in the market(s) they serve. The formula is simple: target your customers, focus your efforts and dominate your markets!

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.

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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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