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Competing in the Information Age: Align in the Sand

Jerry N. Luftman


This book presents a new set of practical and powerful tools to help business get the full benefit from their information technology (IT) investments. It addresses how organizations can work together to improve business performance. It elaborates on the approach for assessing the maturity of IT-business alignment; once maturity is understood, businesses can identify opportunities for enhancing the harmonious relationship of business and IT. The book is divided into eight parts, with parts II-VII focusing on the six strategic alignment maturity assessment criteria.

Keywords: IT, information technology, management, investments, strategic alignment maturity assessment

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195159530
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195159535.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerry N. Luftman, author
Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology
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Jerry Luftman

I Align in the Sand

3 Recognizing the Functionality of the Future

James C. Wetherbe and Glenn J. Browne

4 Assessing the Value of IT

Jerry Luftman and C. Timothy Koeller

5 Creating and Sustaining IT-Enabled Competitive Advantage

David Feeny , Blake Ives , and Gabriele Piccoli

6 Competing in Mobile Business

Sirkka Jarvenpaa and Kerem Tomak

7 IT Governance

Jerry Luftman

9 Chief Information Officers: Strategic Roles and Peer Influence

Sid L. Huff , Harvey G. Enns , and Scott L. Schneberger

10 Intra Enterprise Integration

Edward A. Stohr and Jeffrey V. Nickerson

11 Toward the Future of Enterprise Integration

M. Lynne Markus , Sheryl Axline , Dana Edberg , and David Petrie

17 Information Technology Human Resource Strategies

Ephraim R. McLean and Scott L. Schneberger

VIII Aligning This Book

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