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Chapter 2: Linkage of IT Strategy to Org... > Vectors for Arriving at IT Strategy

VECTORS FOR ARRIVING AT IT STRATEGY

In Chapter One, we introduced the four major vectors an organization may follow to arrive at an IT strategy. IT strategy may be based on the following:

  • Organizational strategies
  • Continuous improvement of core processes and information management
  • Examination of the role of new information technologies
  • Assessment of strategic trajectories

By a vector we mean the choice of perspectives and approaches through which an organization determines its IT investment decisions. For example, the first vector (derived from organization strategies) involves answering a question such as, “Given our strategy of improving patient safety, what IT applications will we need?” However, the third vector (determined by examining the role of new information technologies) involves answering a question such as, “There is a great deal of discussion about software as a service. Does this approach to delivering applications provide us with ways to be more effective at addressing some of our organization challenges?” Figure 2.1 illustrates the convergence of these four vectors into a series of iterative leadership discussions and debates. These debates lead to an IT agenda composed of IT asset initiatives and IT-centric organizational characteristics and capabilities.


  

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