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ERIC Number: ED563928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 152
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3035-9405-2
Information Technology Governance Maturity: Examining the Moderating Effect on the Relationship between Strategic Alignment Maturity and Information Technology Effectiveness
Kouakou, Claude N.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The positive contribution of information technology (IT) in an organization is undeniable. Most organizations take advantage of that contributive benefit by aligning their business strategy with their IT strategy. This alignment is known as IT-business strategic alignment. Strategic alignment involves making the best possible use of corporate IT infrastructure capabilities to meet business objectives. Strategic alignment is made of six IT-business alignment criteria, or maturity categories such as communication, competence, governance, partnership, technology scope, and skill. When correctly implemented, strategic alignment can increase IT effectiveness in the organization. IT effectiveness is directly correlated with the organization's performance. However, strategic alignment alone may not provide the desired competitive advantage. IT project failures and system acceptance issues are documented in IS literature. The main purpose of this study is to focus on the impact of IT governance on the relationship between strategic alignment and IT effectiveness. The results of this research demonstrate the empirical evidence supporting that IT governance is positively correlated to IT effectiveness. This study also revealed that other strategic alignment elements, such as skill, scope and architecture, have a direct correlation to IT effectiveness than does IT governance. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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