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Analysis of IT/Business Alignment Situations as a Precondition for the Design and Engineering of Situated IT/Business Alignment Solutions
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2017-7914
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3089-3885
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2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-44), IEEE , 2011, 1-9 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

IT/business alignment has constantly been among the top priorities for IT executives. From a prescriptive, design research perspective, our analysis of related work shows that neither is IT/business alignment sufficiently specified to allow systematic artifact construction, nor are existing approaches situational to reflect the diversity of IT/business alignment problems in the real world. We use goal decomposition to characterize IT/business alignment by qualities from (i) the IT systems, (ii) the business, and (iii) the IT governance perspective. A survey-based exploratory study among 174 professionals from various European countries is conducted that helps to identify four distinct IT/business alignment situations. This knowledge can now be used to construct methods and models that do not only operationalize alignment, but also can be adapted to the different situational needs.

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IEEE , 2011. 1-9 p.
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Adaptation model, Availability, Companies, Computer architecture, Industries
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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-91660DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2011.63ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79952922305ISBN: 978-1-4244-9618-1OAI: diva2:510967
System Sciences (HICSS-44), 4-7 January, 2011, Kauai, HI
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