Most successful organizations have learned that maximizing growth and success requires the strategic alignment of business and IT objectives. This alignment can only occur with clear lines of bi-directional communication between Executive Management and IT, an understanding by IT as to what the organizational goals and timelines are, and an understanding by Executive Management as to what the organization’s technological capacity truly is. In many cases, achieving the end goal of strategic alliance also requires a strong commitment to adjusting corporate culture so as to better embrace the increasing importance of IT.
The first part of the process is generally understanding where things currently stand with respect to IT. This is generally accomplished by way of an audit which would collect data on and analyze areas such as infrastructure, security, personnel, vendor relationships, and history.
- Cloud Readiness
- Technology Planning & Vision
- Budgeting & Finance
- Management & Measurement
The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought.The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.