IT imperatives beyond strategic alignment: enterprise architecture flexibility and IT delivery efficiency

Jacob Varghese (Jacob Varghese (jacobv@umich.edu) is an independent consultant.)
Priya Kurien (Priya Kurien (Priya_kurien@infosys.com) is a senior technical architect with Infosys Technologies Ltd.)

Handbook of Business Strategy

ISSN: 1077-5730

Publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

While researchers across the board have identified significant productivity improvements, and substantial improvements in consumer surplus using information technology in enterprises, there has been little evidence of significant positive impact to sustainable business profitability. While IT systems so far have provided operational benefits and enhanced consumer experience, unless managers take care to go beyond strategic alignment of their information infrastructure investments to ensure architectural flexibility and constantly optimize IT delivery efficiency, they will begin to see diminishing returns from IT as the pace of business changes increases.

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Varghese, J. and Kurien, P. (2004), "IT imperatives beyond strategic alignment: enterprise architecture flexibility and IT delivery efficiency", Handbook of Business Strategy, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 275-280. https://doi.org/10.1108/10775730410494125

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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