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BUSINESS-IT ALIGNMENT1Aligning IT Strategies with Business InitiativesVon B. BrooksISM 645: Information Technology Strategic PlanningInstructor: Dr. Steven PierceNovember 3, 2019
BUSINESS-IT ALIGNMENT2IntroductionIT alignment with the planning and implementation of business strategy has become increasingly important in recent years. Traditionally, it had been thought that the role of IT is strictly administrative or supportive in nature and not really being considered as a strategic component to the success of a business. But IT has long been an integral driving component to accomplishing goals of the business, meaning IT is plays a significant role in business strategy. Business and IT alignment is vitally required for market impact and business growth. The two must be so tightly intertwined that as business goals shift, an immediate IT reaction and responsecan be initiated with as small a gap as possible. This paper will examine the business initiative and information technology initiative alignment, identify potential future IT needs, determine thecost of each IT strategic element.AlignmentAcme Corporation leadership has established three key corporate strategies that will be core of the company’s growth into a leader in the IT product and services sector.Corporate StrategyBusiness InitiativeIT StrategyIncrease market penetration strategy to increase top lineGenerate $500KGenerate $200KEstablish required software