To examine its IT spend as a driver of value, a leading high-tech hardware manufacturer requested its CIO to review the connection between IT investments and corporate strategy. As a first step IT projects were inventoried and their alignment checked with specific value drivers. This stage revealed that while there was inevitable overlap among projects at lower levels, the company's initiative alignment was on target and key value drivers were supported by every project. A cost/benefit analysis ...

BPIR Categories

10.1.1 Derive info/KM requiremts from business strategies
2.1.8 Understand the internal environment/performance
11.1.5 Manage financial risk

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