A comprehensive discussion on the strategic value of information technology and systems.
Topic: information technology value
This paper presents a framework to measure the business vaue of information technology investments – on specific initiatives and the overall performance of the enterprise. While enterprise level value delivery can be measured using common frameworks, this framework breaks this value down to the operational elements of the organization i.e. specific areas where the value is being created. An excellent framework to make better IT decisions that impact business value. Excellent Read!
This template provides an easy to use yet in-depth and meaningful checklist of questions to assess an investment proposal – it can be used to guide the development of your own business case as well.
This document provides an overview of a comprehensive investment lifecycle management framework to identify, select, fund, build, deploy and monitor investments – from investment proposals, to business cases to implemented solutions and key decisions in between.
This comprehensive guide provides policy, principles, process, framework, and examples for a complete and thorough management – identify, select, evaluate, fund, deploy, monitor – of major investments. You can adapt this guide to create your own Information Technology investment management process and framework.
This is a book on IT Strategy with a difference: it discusses how technology is driving business change across industry! It discusses the key IT trends shaping the world around us. If you want to understand the impact of technology on business models, business ecosystems and the world we live in, this is an excellent book to spend some time with. The authors present an in-depth view of the new business world that is taking shape driven by ground breaking technological breakthroughs – collaborative software, cloud computing etc. are not just technologies, they are a means to create unprecedented business value. The challenge is to understand their potential and know where and how to leverage them. This book is a great place to start.
This presentation discusses the use of information technology as a strategic weapon and presents and approach for IT strategy formulation.
This presentation presents six rebuttals to the "IT Doesn’t Matter" article.
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.
This is a guide to the Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) framework to manage IT investments with an enterprise perspective – to achieve consistently successful outcomes that maximize alignment with enterprise-wide and division specific goals and objectives.
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.
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.
There are many definitions of IT Strategy. Which one is true?