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An Evolution of IT-Business Strategic Alignment Maturity at Ciba Speciality Chemicals

An Evolution of IT-Business Strategic Alignment Maturity at Ciba Speciality Chemicals
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Author(s): Deb Sledgianowski (Hofstra University, USA) and Jerry N. Luftman (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 4
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch113
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347

Abstract

This is an evaluative teaching case study describing the use of an innovative management process and assessment tool that can help to promote long-term IT-business strategic alignment. The Strategic Alignment Maturity (SAM) assessment (Luftman, 2000) is used as a framework to demonstrate the evolution of an international specialty chemicals manufacturer’s IT-business alignment practices to enable the achievement of their corporate goals. The primary goals of this case are twofold - to encourage students to critically think about how IT-business strategic alignment can be facilitated by informing them of a management process and assessment tool that help measure alignment maturity, and to help them identify management practices and strategic choices that organizations can implement to improve IT-business alignment.

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