The best companies create the business and IT strategies in symbiosis Many top leaders have come to realize that a company’s business strategy and IT strategy should be integrated, but few succeed in converting this knowledge into standard practice. The reason for this is simple. IT is seldom offered a seat at the table in…
You probably need to have more than one IT strategy. In this article we focus on our Strategy Landscape tool. Not only can it help you to analyze better, it also gives you an overview of the different strategies within an organization, their interdependences and how they are related to the goals of the business.
Does it make any sense to develop IT strategies that are set three years into the future, when technology is evolving so quickly that it is hard to predict and plan far ahead? YES. Strategies may never have been as important as they are now. What is essential is that the structure of the strategy is flexible and dynamic.
An IT strategy should always be prepared with comprehensive business insight. This ensures that the IT strategy generates value for the organization, and that in connection with other activities, the strategy can realize synergistic effects throughout the organization.
Conflicts are a condition of life. They crop up and there is no changing that. However, the way we handle them greatly influences whether they will lead to something constructive or destructive. In this article we closely examine the nature of the conflict and introduce the model of conflict escalation, which assists in spotting a conflict and evaluating its severity.
In the procurement of strategic IT contracts, such as new systems, new technology or consulting services, businesses often focus too much on prices and requirements, and not enough on business needs and value generation. We can equip you with a good foundation for “strategic sourcing.”