Week 2: The business-IT alignment model

Week 2: The business-IT alignment model

“The business-IT alignment model”
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  • Week 2: The business-IT alignment model

Week 2: The business-IT alignment model

  • Now people take it for granted that IT has to align with the business.
  • There is a very well-known business IT alignment model.
  • The left-hand corner is about the business strategy.
  • The business strategy, we’re determining the vision of the company and the direction that the business will go.
  • Do we want to become a local champion in this business sector? Or do we want to become an internationally known brand? So this is kind of a vision, mission, and strategy.
  • We can talk a lot about the business strategy in greater detail.
  • If you want to become known locally, then you have a different IT strategy, different IT infrastructure, different IT resources to support the business strategy.
  • If you want to become an internationally known brand, then you have a different strategy, as you can imagine, so that people will have access even from different time zones, from a different language.
  • So you can have a lot of services that you want to provide to your customers from a business point of view.
  • These IT services, as can you imagine, will have to match with the business services.
  • Then on the whole, the whole business will work at a strategic level, as well as at the operational level.

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