Why does a business need an IT Strategy?
All businesses have a strategy of how they are going to develop their business. Often though businesses don’t have an IT strategy to compliment that business strategy. This can result in poor choices when procuring new systems or hardware. For example buying a solution that fixes an immediate problem and not considering other facets of the business or taking into account future plans might lead to inefficiencies as systems may not talk to each other creating additional workarounds for your team.
Therefore, it is imperative to take time to ensure your IT Strategy is directly aligned to your business strategy, to create a clear and concise plan for the business. It is also good practice to refresh the IT strategy at each review of the business strategy and not think of it as a one-off exercise.