Topic: running it as a business

Running IT Like a Business

This whitepaper discusses the requirements of running IT like a business – what a business driven CIO must do to extract the biggest bang for their IT buck! Good Read!

The Running IT Like a Business Journey

Is a move to "IT as a Service" a logical next step in the journey of "running IT like a business?" The author explores this issue in this presentation.

What is Running IT Like a Business

What does it mean to run IT like a business? Does IT deliver more value running as a function or as a business? What are the leading practices to transform an internal function into a business? This paper helps us answer these questions, and more. It provides invaluable insights into the model of turning a function into a business, and is a MUST READ for a CIO. 

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!

Step by Step Guide to Run IT Like a Business

This whitepaper details a step by step process to run IT like a business. Running IT as an internal service organization provides business value through better coordination between business requirements and IT investment and capability. This is an excellent guide to follow if you are embarking on this journey. Excellent Read! 

Running IT Like a Business Best Practices

This white paper discusses best practices in implementing IT services to run IT like a business. It provides examples of these principles being applied to real life situations. A good place to understand leading practices in identifying and implementing IT enabled business services that drive business value and are the foundation of "Running IT Like a Business."

Enterprise Architecture for Running IT Like a Business

This presentation discusses the implementation of running IT like a business, specifically the enterprise architecture in support of this new paradigm. This excellent discussion lays out the foundation of a business focused delivery of IT services, considerations in planning the migration to this new model, and the reference architecture to support it. Very good place to learn about enterprise architecture considerations in the creation, delivery and consumption of IT services.

Run IT Like a Business

This paper provides a step by step approach to implement running information technology (IT) organization as a business. 

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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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