Topic: manage IT as a business

IT As an Internal Service Organization

Running IT as a business delivers the biggest bang for the buck – highest business value for the lowest cost. Businesses get that value through leaner operations, faster time to market, and improved capability. IT Organization also gains because it makes better decisions about IT. This white paper describes the best practices in establishing IT as an internal service organization. Excellent Read!

A Simple Guide to ICT Management

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

Public Return on Investment (ROI)

How do you measure return on investment in the public or government or not for profit sector that do not produce revenues or profits and differentiation is really not a factor? Public Return on Investment (ROI) is a framework for measuring value of IT investments in these environments.

Business Decisions for IT

Are decisions about IT being made with business objectives in mind? The authors argue that financially sound decision-making along with financial transparency for both business and IT executives is no longer an option when cost containment and accountability are paramount.

IT Financial Management Using Agile Methodology

This presentation discusses using the agile methodology in IT financial management projects – What is Agile Project Management? What is the Scrum project management framework? How can it be applied to an IT Financial Management project? Where can I get more information?

IT Financial Management Using Agile Methodology II

The presenter asks "What Prevents IT Financial Management Initiatives from Reaching Maximum Success?" and then offers agile methodology as the solution to IT financial management project success.

Introduction to Price Analysis

This presentation discusses price analysis in depth – what is price analysis? why perform price analysis? how to perform price analysis?

Making the Pricing Decision

This presentation discusses in depth the factors governing pricing decisions and how to use them to gain competitive advantage. Excellent read!

Setting a Price for Services

This presentation discusses the objectives and factors governing pricing of services and tries to make the connection between price and value.

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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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