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Lessons from Geese - Harmonising IT and Business

Lessons from Geese - Harmonising IT and Business
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Author(s): Kevin Johnston (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 4
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch227
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


The paper focuses on two hypotheses: firstly, that IT strategy is not widely aligned with business strategy; and secondly that IT is still thought of as “something different” in businesses. The paper proposes that rather than attempt to align IT strategy with business strategy, the strategies should be harmonised into a single strategy. The paper attempts to use lessons from geese to outline the process of strategic development.

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