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Towards a business-IT aligned maturity model for collaborative networked organizations.

Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Twente, Enschede
DOI: 10.1109/EDOCW.2008.59 Conference: Workshops Proceedings of the 12th International IEEE Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, ECOCW 2008, 16 September 2008, Munich, Germany
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ABSTRACT Aligning business and IT in networked organizations is a complex endeavor because in such settings, business-IT alignment is driven by economic processes instead of by centralized decision-making processes. In order to facilitate managing business-IT alignment in networked organizations, we need a maturity model that allows collaborating organizations to assess the current state of alignment and take appropriate action to improve it where needed. In this paper we propose the first version of such a model, which we derive from various alignment models and theories.

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