Information technology strategy – managing the dark side

Jerald M. Savin (Jerald M. Savin is the CEO of the Cambridge Technology Consulting Group, Inc. based in Santa Monica, California. He is the former Chairman of the Institute of Management Consultants USA, a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants USA and an instructor at UCLA.

Handbook of Business Strategy

ISSN: 1077-5730

Publication date: 1 December 2004


A strategy is a plan or method for achieving a set of goals. Sounds simple enough, but when it comes to information technology (IT), that’s not always the case. Why? Because the executives who approve strategic IT plans may not understand the scope and content they provide. The purpose of this article is to demystify IT strategic plans by identifying some basic guidelines for developing the content and providing appropriate questions to challenge the content once it is created.



Savin, J. (2004), "Information technology strategy – managing the dark side", Handbook of Business Strategy, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 293-298.

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