I.T.-Business Alignment: 10 Best Practices

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At too many companies, technology managers aren't on the same wavelength with the top business executives. Here are 10 ideas for improving that dynamic.

Think you know how to align information technology and the business? Think again. In 2007, companies are still messing up this fundamental aspect of I.T. management.

Sometimes companies just don't execute—either because of incompetence, internal politics or insufficient know-how. Sometimes they execute well but without regard to some larger consequence.

With these problems still so routine, some renewed attention on how business-I.T. alignment can be made to work for the long term would seem useful. Baseline takes a look at 10 core principles.

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This article was originally published on 2007-08-03
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