Topic: business value

How Does IT Create Value For Business?

This presentation makes the case for the strategic use of information technology to create business value – competitive advantage, cost optimization etc. – using real life examples from business. Great place to start your IT strategy 101 journey!

Does IT Matter?

This presentation presents six rebuttals to the "IT Doesn’t Matter" article.

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?

Framework for IT Driven Economic Value

This presentation introduces a framework to assess the impact of information technology – electronic communication – on economic market structure and to prove that market economies are more conducive in an electronic communication environment.

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!

Business IT Alignment Using Value Disciplines

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.

Do Market Oriented IT Organizations Produce More Value?

This research study determined that organizations that clearly define sources of value provide superior value to customers – consequently, creating more business value. To prove its point, the researchers developed metrics to quantify value discipline choice and clarity and explored the relationship between market orientation and value discipline clarity. Can these lessons be applied to an IT Organization?

IT Chargeback as a Tool for Business IT Alignment

This research analyzed IT chargeback in different organizations and reached the conclusion that IT chargeback approach could facilitate useful discussions between the IT unit and business units about business priorities and the value of IT services.

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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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