Use of integrated modeling for information technology planning is especially critical for support of market and technology changes associated with the transition to e-business.
What are the Requirements for IT Evaluation and Planning?
- Direct Linkage of enterprise goals and strategies to the technology that supports them
- Architectural Framework for mapping technology structure to business structure
- Comprehensive Picture of how and where IT is deployed throughout the business
What Is Missing in Most Models?
- Organization Chart shows reporting structure, but not business structure
- Process Model shows workflow within a process, but not data sharing between processes
- Data Model shows data objects, but not their usage and lifecycles
What Does Integrated Modeling Provide?
- Linkage from enterprise goals through organization structure to business functions and core processes
- An enterprise framework to which IT can easily be mapped and analyzed
- An easy way to visualize enterprise-wide IT deployment
How is an Integrated Model Used to Evaluate IT?
- Map IT to lower-level structures of core processes
- Roll Up mappings to the business function level of detail
- Analyze consistency and adequacy of IT deployment within each business function
- Identify IT sharing, overlaps, voids, and inconsistencies between functions
- Evaluate adequacy of IT support for enterprise goals and strategies
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