A Literature Review of Business/IT Alignment Strategies

  • Lerina Aversano
  • Carmine Grasso
  • Maria Tortorella
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 141)


The alignment issue was addressed in several researches and numerous methods, techniques and tools were proposed. Choosing the most suitable approach to a specific need is a challenging task. This paper describes a characterization framework that can be applied for evaluating different alignment approaches, with the aim of discovering similarity, maturity, capability to measure, model, asses and evolve the alignment level existing among business and technological assets of an enterprise. A literature review was executed by applying the proposed framework to alignment research approach published in the Information & Management Journal and Journal of Strategic Information Systems. The achieved evaluation results are presented.


Measurement framework Evaluation and analysis Enterprise evolution Modeling Alignment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lerina Aversano
    • 1
  • Carmine Grasso
    • 1
  • Maria Tortorella
    • 1
  1. 1.Departement of EngineeringUniversity of SannioBeneventoItaly

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