Business and IT Alignment
After reading this chapter, you will be able to understand:
- The alignment between information technology and business in an organization
- The factors involved in alignment and their interconnection
- Different ways of approaching alignment
- Balanced score card (BSC), a tool that can be used for alignment
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literature1–4 has demonstrated that the alignment between business and IT has a positive effect on business performance and effectiveness. In fact, this alignment may be the basis of a sustainable competitive advantage for organizations. The concept of alignment between IT and business strategy surfaced around 1980s. Till ...