IT-business alignment

  • Forrester Forum: Aligning IT with business is 'disastrous' for IT departments

    Posted June 20, 2012 - 11:01 am

    Aligning IT with the business has been dubbed “the biggest fraud in the industry”, at the Forrester IT forum in Paris today.
  • Jacobs CIO and CEO partner on strategic agenda

    Posted May 26, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    Craig Martin -- How do IT leaders get a seat at the table? It's a combination of two things. One, the organization has to be willing to give you a seat. And then the person, whether it's the CIO or the head of HR or any other function, has to step in and fill that seat and show not only the technical knowledge but also the judgment and ­business sense that goes with that role.
  • IT value is dead. Long live business value.

    Posted May 12, 2011 - 7:09 pm

    Business outcomes from technology investments are all that really matter. The CIO's challenge is finding new ways to prove IT's worth.
  • 5 questions to help recenter IT design on the business

    Posted March 10, 2011 - 3:57 pm

    Stop designing IT architecture around applications and start designing for business outcomes, says Forrester's Randy Heffner. He shares five key questions to get you started.
  • The 2010 Enterprise Architecture Awards

    Posted September 20, 2010 - 11:54 am

    InfoWorld and Forrester Research bring you the premier awards for enterprise architecture. These five winning companies launched EA initiatives with dramatic business impact
  • Austerity yields new appreciation for IT

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 9:31 pm

    Next year's technology budgets are mostly flat, and cutting costs remains a top priority, but it's not all gloom and doom for IT.
  • Forget business-IT alignment; go for immersion

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 7:39 am

    "The key point most IT people miss in managing change is that they have to put themselves in the customer's shoes," says Srini Cherukuri, senior director of IT operations at Matson Navigation. And this approach has paid off for Matson. The company's IT turnaround has reaped more bottom line benefits in a year than it had in the previous four years combined.
  • These CIOs go way beyond IT-business alignment

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 1:33 pm

    Paul Heller is CIO at Malvern, Pa.-based Vanguard Group Inc. -- at least for now. He could very easily be plucked out of that job and reassigned to lead the company's multibillion-dollar retail mutual funds business. In fact, he's been there, done that, swapping jobs in 2006 with former Vanguard CIO Tim Buckley, who now helms the retail investor group.
  • Close the gap between business strategy and IT

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 1:51 pm

    Aligning business strategy with the underlying operational systems that support it can be tricky if an organization doesn't even know what comprises its IT portfolio.
  • Key success factors in IT business alignment

    Posted February 17, 2009 - 8:56 am

    As business needs help set IT’s priorities, how IT departments align their solutions with business objectives hinge on a number of success factors.

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