As summarized by the author, these five key factors are very essential in IT/GIS and Business Strategy Alignment for Performance Improvement:
1.Identifying how your IT/GIS organization can provide greater value to the business.
2.Aligning IT/GIS with business strategy to determine how to gain greater value out of your technology.
3.Understanding the new IT/GIS capabilities you need to enable emerging service delivery opportunities.
4.Setting a strategic direction that links your business challenges with leading-edge thinking on technology issues.
5.Developing the right IT/GIS strategy to better support your business needs.
The Author made mention that the Society of Information Management noted that the main concern among top managers was the alignment of business and IT. Focusing this, they found that over 40% of top managers of Fortune 500 companies in the US indicated that there was lack of alignment their business and IT strategies.
The Author made it clearly understood that business strategy alignment is significantly important for the performance improvement of the business.