Topic: e_business

How Business Uses Social Media

This research report explores the use of social media for business use to find that "there remains a significant gap between expectation and reality when it comes to social media."

CIO and Web 2.0

This presentation makes the case for CIO leadership in web 2.0 – first, it lays the foundation through a discussion on best practices that lead to successful communities and then illustrates them through case studies. CIOs have a real opportunity to get a seat at the table by learning, communicating and implementing the business value of web 2.0

A Framework for e-Commerce Adoption

This paper presents a framework to facilitate e-commerce adoption in an economy using culture, policy and technology and recommends a three pronged approach for its implementation.

Global Portal Strategy

This presentation discusses a global portal strategy in the context of localization – global company’s products and services tailored for a local audience.

Is your Website Making Sales Calls?

This white paper discusses using your web presence to build trust and turn online relationships into sales leads – perhaps, closing sales as well?

Using Wikis For Business

This paper defines and describes wikis – taking Wikipedia as an example – in depth and then discusses their use in the corporate context. The author argues that to understand wikis one must focus on two concepts – the simple web based multi-user document management technology and a management philosophy that encourages knowledge management rather than dictates it.

Using Wikis for Collaboration

This paper looks at the wiki phenomenon and how it fits into web 2.0 to enhance collaboration among geographically dispersed teams and groups. The discussion leverages extensive literature review and case studies to provide guidance on using wikis in the corporate context.

Applying CyberLaw to Twitter

This paper discusses the public policy, regulatory and legal issues related to social networking with an emphasis on Twitter.

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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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