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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions by Richard J. Reese

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Is measuring alignment possible?

One might think that measuring the level of alignment in a business is not possible, but measurement is the key to improvement. Are there really measures that link business value to IT investment?

One company has focused on this very topic for nearly twenty years. CogniTech Services Corporation (www.cognitechcorp.com) developed a methodology and tools that actually measure the value that IT contributes (or doesn't contribute) to the profits of the company.

CogniTech developed a survey tool that captures data about how business leaders perceive their IT resources. Since the late 1980s, CogniTech has captured data from over 230 companies in many industries and in government. The database contains survey results and ...

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