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StartSmarts

Start smart. Your first step could make your journey!

More often than not, “first impressions” make all the difference. Your opportunity to make this critical “first impression” on an IT Strategy project is with the “kick off” communication. Are you hitting it spot on? Or, are you busily creating a disaster for yourself and your organization?

7 Signs of Trouble in Paradise

Ever wonder what happens when business and IT are not aligned? Well, like most other things in life, there are symptoms of misalignment. Monitoring them and analyzing them can help you avert disaster.

IT Strategy Template

This it strategy template lists the key components/sections of a strategic plan for information technology, and provides describes the content and requirements for each – so an organization can use this template to create their own IT Strategy. Also included is a tool to assess the effectiveness of an IT strategy. Excellent Read!

Crafting a Vision for IT

What is the purpose of a vision statement for IT? This article examines how a vision can accelerate the business value generated by an IT Organization.

IT Cannot be a Profit Center

Of late, there is a lot of emphasis on IT ROI. While this is commendable, extending this argument to convert the IT Organization into a profit center is taking it to another extreme. For example, are HR, finance, and marketing profit centers? Why not?