Topic: it strategy

CIO References on IT Strategy (information and communications technology strategy)

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See Also

Business IT Alignment
Business Strategy
IT Governance
Enterprise Architecture

Alternative Names for IT Strategy

Technology Strategy
Information Technology Strategic Planning
IT Strategic Planning
ICT Strategy
Information and Communications Technology Strategic Planning
ICT Strategic Planning

IT operations – Is it really a “Pipe” dream? – An integrated approach To Theory of constraints

Forces in today’s dynamic world are forcing leaders to think outside the box. IT must also sign up to this task. Is it time to break out of the traditional cycle of “one dimensional” thinking and action in IT?
IT professionals must redefine key processes, metrics and collect “multi dimensional” information in order to help ensure continuous creation of business value through IT infrastructure optimization, reliability, and performance.

A New Method for Quantifying IT Value

Applied Information Economics (AIE) is a method for quantifying the value of IT investments. This overview of AIE provides an overview of key IT decision problem, how AIE solves them and how AIE is different from other methods.

Part II: A Framework for IT Value

Last week, we lay the foundation for a discussion on IT Value. This week, we look at specific areas where IT creates value.

Part IV: A Framework For IT Value

Last week, we discussed the cost dimension of IT Value. This week, we will discuss the time to market dimension.

Part V: A Framework for IT Value

Last week, we discussed the time to market dimension of IT Value. This week, we will discuss the quality dimension.

Part VI: A Framework for IT Value

Last week, we focused on quality and its impact on IT Value. This week, we will take a look at productivity and its impact on IT Value

Part VII: A Framework for IT Value

Last week, we focused on productivity and its impact on IT Value. This week, we will take a look at customer satisfaction and its impact on IT Value

A Framework For IT Value

In this series, we will discuss IT Value – from its definition to a framework to measure and track it

Editor's Picks

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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