I-Fit: Optimizing the Fit Between Business and IT

I-Fit: Optimizing the Fit Between Business and IT

Alea Fairchild (Tilburg University, The Netherlands), Martin Smits (Tilburg University, The Netherlands), Piet Ribbers (Tilburg University, The Netherlands), Erik van Geel (KZA BV, The Netherlands) and Geert Snijder (KZA BV, The Netherlands)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-677-8.ch077
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Abstract

This document summarizes the initial findings of the I-Fit research project that started in August 2006 as a joint activity of a regional ICT consultancy and a university research center. The main goal of the project is to help the consultants to improve alignment between business and IT in the client organizations. The I-Fit project takes the perspective of the business manager: how a business manager can influence and increase the value of the IT services that he receives. Based on the literature on strategic alignment and Information quality, we develop the I-Fit model. The model assumes causal relationships between IT governance, Strategic Alignment, Information Quality, and Business Performance in an organization.

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