Topic: manage IT as a business

Effective IT Service Pricing Strategy

This presentation discusses implementing effective pricing strategy for services, describes revenue management and details putting service pricing into practice. The principles can be adapted for IT as a business – internal services organization.

Pricing Objective and Pricing Methods in the Service Sector

This presentation discusses a research study into pricing objectives and methods used in the service sector in Greece. It includes a good discussion on the different pricing objectives and methods before applying them to the service sector it studied. This discussion can be adapted to arrive at appropriate pricing methods for IT as an internal services business.

IT Strategy to Harness the Cloud

This whitepaper discusses the changes to IT capability – from strategy to organization and people – required to harness cloud computing. The authors argue that the competitive advantage in information technology infrastructure is diminishing with the cloud so the need is now to focus on the business advantages from using IT.

Business Portfolio Analysis Frameworks

This presentation discusses three frameworks for business portfolio analysis namely, BCG (Boston Consulting Group) Matrix, PIMS (Profit Impact of Market Strategy), and GE(General Electric)/McKinsey Multi-Factor Matrix.

Managing the Business of IT

This whitepaper discusses using service resource planning to leverage IT resources for maximum business value — "both for your IT business and the wider business that IT serves."

Managing IT as a Business

This presentation provides an overview of running IT like a business. What does it mean? Why should one consider running IT like a business? How to implement IT as a business? CIOs who are trying to migrate their organizations into internal service organizations can gain a lot of information from this presentation. Great Read!

Technology Driven Innovation

Technology enables business strategy. Does technology drive business strategy? This paper discusses the latter in great depth

Measuring the Value of Intangibles

This presentation discusses the valuation of intangible assets – a great tool to assess the value of information technology and related assets

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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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