Using and validating the strategic alignment model
He introduces Business/IT Fusion as the next step in this area.
Where Alignment implicitly calls for a two-party system to collaberate, Fusion is about a strong convergence.
The literature suggests that firms cannot be competitive if their business and information technology strategies are not aligned.
Yet achieving strategic alignment continues to be a major concern for business executives.
There are multiple types of information and the number of locations stored on the Cloud.
Especially, an increasing number of enterprises employ distributed storage systems for storage, management and sharing huge critical business information on the cloud.
A warning on alignment is mentioned in a study of Bain & Company [Shpilberg et al, 2007].
Some models have been developed for the assessment of strategic alignment but an evaluation and comparison of capabilities of the models has not been studied due to the absence of a structured evaluation criteria..Through the use of this framework, alignment is more likely to be achieved in practice. Eric Pardede Beth Gleeson 221 Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus T: 03 9479 3459 E: E.The paper demonstrates that SAM has conceptual and practical value.The paper also proposes a practical framework that allows management, particularly technology management, to determine current alignment levels and to monitor and change future alignment as required.