Strategic alignment has historically been discussed in business literature and tends to focus on the integration of business strategy and information systems/technology (IS/IT). “Alignment” is said to maximize return on IT investments, achieve competitive advantage through information systems, and provide direction and flexibility for new opportunities. Alignment has also been referred to as fit integration, harmony, linkage, and fusion. (The incessant insertion of synonymous buzzwords used to describe this entity reveals the deep secret that “alignment” is difficult to describe, a challenge to depict, and even harder to implement, don’t you think?) Tightly integrate your IS/IT teams with your business’ strategy, and the improved systems efficiency will harness efficiency and leverage core values and skills possessed by your organization!
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