Running ICT as a business (aligning IT with corporate strategy)

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 23 August 2011




Morton, K. (2011), "Running ICT as a business (aligning IT with corporate strategy)", Strategic Direction, Vol. 27 No. 9.



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Running ICT as a business (aligning IT with corporate strategy)

Article Type: Abstracts From: Strategic Direction, Volume 27, Issue 9

Morton K.Information Age, 2011, Start page: 52, No. of pages: 3

Traces the massive growth in information and communication technology (ICT) over the past decade that has seen it move from the back office of organizations to being a critical business unit ranking among the top five expenditures of most companies. Discusses the main issues involved in ensuring that the ICT elements are integrated into the main activities of the company, including such factors as cost management and transparency, the importance of charge-back, budgeting and planning, and resource optimization. Concludes with a seven-stage strategy designed to ensure that the ICT functions of a company are fully aligned with the corporate strategy of the organization. Summarizes the benefits of aligning ICT with the business.Article type: ViewpointISSN: 1324-5945Reference: 40AK484

Keywords: Communications technology, Corporate strategy, Information systems, Managerial strategy, Organizations

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