why is business it alignment so difficult

Why is Business IT Alignment so Difficult?

CIOs have been under pressure to create value from IT and the usual answer to that problem: business IT alignment. The authors argue that this is easier said than done. Not because there is a problem identifying what to do – aka "IT strategy" – but the difficulty in implementing this strategy because of rigid technology platforms. This whitepaper propose a framework to make it easier to implement business IT alignment. 

Does Business IT Alignment Vary By Business Type?

This research paper explores an interesting question: does business and IT strategy integration differ by the way an organization creates value? In other words, do some types of businesses require a higher level of business and IT strategy integration while some others can make do with a lower level?

Business IT Strategic Alignment Lessons Learnt

This master thesis provides insights into business-IT Strategic alignment concept in theory and practice, and it addresses two important issues within business-IT strategic alignment – 1) define strategic alignment and alignment gap between business and IT strategy 2) how to manage strategic alignment – using a conceptual model validated by illustrative case studies.

IT Alignment in Higher Education

This report summarizes the findings of a research into business it alignment in higher education institutions – what ails IT in higher education? what are the challenges? what are different institutions doing to overcome business it alignment challenges? what are some best practices in IT alignment? what are lessons learnt in business it alignment in higher education?

A Market Driven Business IT Alignment Framework

This paper introduces a framework to align information technology with business based upon market demands – focus resources on IT initiatives that best meet market demands and stay away from those that do not.

Business Relationship Management Framework

This paper introduces a structured framework for business relationship management – to optimize the relationship between business and IT – and discusses an approach to implement it. A Structured Approach to Implementing a Business Relationship Management Framework.