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a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim
This may be your master technology plan, IT policy or supplement to your business plan. No matter what you call it, this plan clearly demonstrates the alignment between your business and the necessary IT functions that will enable you to to execute your business strategy.
By clearly communicating the IT Strategy, senior leadership remains aware of how the portion of their budget set aside for technology-related operations and projects must be spent. Anything that is not in line with that direction is most likely wasted spending - lowering your return on investment and the overall value of IT.
Establishing an IT strategy that aligns with your business objectives ensures your infrastructure will continue to support your projected growth, meet all of your compliance and regulatory requirements as well as enable business process optimization when new technologies become available - a common occurrence with today's rapidly evolving solutions.
ALIGNING TECHNOLOGY WITH BUSINESS