Information Technology Strategic Alignment: Analysis of Alignment Models and Proposals for Future Research

Fabrício Sobrosa Affeldt, Adolfo Alberto Vanti

Abstract


Information Technology (IT) is a resource capable of supporting businesses, which provides
agile operations and mobility and decision support tools. The link between IT and business
strategy has been studied regarding the best fitted model to improve company performance.
This paper analyzes, through bibliographic research, the strategic alignment concept and the
evolution of the strategic alignment theoretical models that are considered references in this area.
The paper presents a comparison between these referential models and some perspectives for
future research related IT strategic alignment.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4301/s1807-17752009000200004

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