This paper provides invaluable insight into the key concepts of aligning business strategy with IT strategy. It discusses the following:
- What is business IT alignment?
- Why is business IT alignment important?
- What causes misalignment between IT and business strategy
- How to close the gap between business and IT strategy?
- How to model business IT alignment to monitor and close alignment gap?
- How to achieve and sustain alignment
The proposed business IT alignment framework is tested in real world companies and these case studies are discussed to illustrate its use. A good discussion for CIOs who want to get the biggest bang for their IT buck!