Achieving Business Value From Technology by Tony Murphy

By Tony Murphy

Total this e-book introduces a framework of IT funding with actual definitions, sound useful advices, powerful concentrate on price size of IT. i feel it's a stable reference for IT Strategic Consultant.The framework is so referred to as 3P: 5 Pillars, method, humans. The 5 Pillars are Strategic alignment, company procedure influence, structure, Direct Payback, hazard. Weighting and scoring procedure is seriously used on the making plans and research level whereas quantitative dimension of every of the 5 Pillars is intensely emphasised via the writer.

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They all suffer from a fundamental misunderstanding of what constitutes white-collar productivity, which can be measured in such terms only when it directly parallels factory-style operations, for example, repetitive activities such as invoice production and pay calculations. These tasks are now seldom undertaken manually, resources instead being directed toward providing faster and better data, decision support facilities, enhanced communication, and other benefits more appropriate to today’s environment.

And there would be considerable interaction between them. Think again about the ZAPped Manufacturer case study. This company’s production scheduling system needed to interface with the planned ERP application. Prior to the introduction of the ERP system, the company implemented integration software designed to ensure consistency of data, that is, iron out all semantic and syntax problems between the two applications. However, when the ERP was implemented, it was found that the business processes embodied in its software were incompatible with those related to the production scheduling system.

3 Scope: Aligning Technology and Business Pillar 2: Business Process Impact ➤ 45 PILLAR 1: STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT It follows that the decision-making process surrounding IT investments seeks to expand IT capabilities to satisfy future business needs as well as current needs. IT investment and deployment are about assessing, allocating, and directing the use of limited resources so that IT can deliver high value in the near term and mitigate the risk of future decisions in the long term. IT is a strategic resource; consequently, investment decisions have to take into account the strategic perspective if they are to be effective.

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