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Review Your Application Strategy

Ensure your applications enable your business strategy.

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Contributors

  • Len Bastien, CIO, Department of National Defense, Canada
  • Kerri Cooper, Coordinator, Business & Information Solutions, City of Charles Sturt, Australia
  • Karin Mahoney, Manager of Information Services, City of Charles Sturt, Australia
  • 4 anonymous contributors

Your Challenge

  • Over 80% of CXOs experience frustration with IT’s failure to deliver business value.
  • Sixty percent of CEOs believe that improvement is required around IT’s understanding of business goals.
  • Sixty percent of IT professionals know there is an opportunity to run applications more efficiently, eliminating wasteful or low-value activities.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Organizations need to better align their application strategy with their business strategy as they proceed through tactical initiatives.
  • Application strategies provide guidance on how they will help the organization survive and thrive.

Impact and Result

Aligning your business with applications through your strategy will not only increase business satisfaction but also help to ensure you’re delivering applications that enable the organization’s goals.

Research & Tools

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should have an application strategy and why you should use Info-Tech’s approach to review it. Learn how we can support you in completing this strategy and review.

1. Review your strategy

This review guide provides organizations with a detailed assessment of their application strategy, ensuring that the applications enable the business strategy so that the organization can be more effective.The assessment provides criteria and exercises to provide actionable outcomes.

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