12 Steps to an Effective IT Strategy – Defining your Target IT Landscape

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photo credit: hans s via photopin cc

This blog post explores the second of three stages of my twelve step process towards an effective IT strategy. At this stage we look at defining the target IT landscape you would ideally like to achieve with your strategy.

At the heart of any strategy is the target landscape of systems and services that needs to be built in order to achieve the business goals.  It is absolutely critical that this landscape is built not on the whims of individual departments and characters (including the CIO) but in a more holistic way aligned to the business objectives and also in a way to resolve specific issues.  The old saying “if it aint broke don’t fix it” goes a long way in this stage.

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