An Update on Business-IT Alignment: "A Line" Has Been Drawn

  title={An Update on Business-IT Alignment: "A Line" Has Been Drawn},
  author={Jerry N. Luftman and Rajkumar M. Kempaiah},
  journal={MIS Quarterly Executive},
Our research has found that no alignment silver bullet exists. Rather, alignment involves interrelated capabilities that can be gauged by measuring six components: communications, value, governance, partnership, scope and architecture, and skills. These six components can then be placed in a five-level maturity model, where Level 5 is the highest maturity. From measuring these six components in 197 mainly Global 1,000 organizations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and India, we… CONTINUE READING
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