Date Added: Aug 2011
A key success factor for a successful company in a dynamic environment is effective and efficient Information Technology (IT) supporting business strategies and processes. In recent surveys however IT executives consistently name IT to Business alignment their top-concern. The alignment between business needs and IT capabilities is therefore still a prominent area of concern. This paper aims to contribute to the understanding of the alignment challenge by providing an overview of the development of Business and IT Alignment, the known insights and the still to be discovered considerations the authors will show that the considerable number of academic studies on alignment already provides many valuable insights, but that a number of issues are not covered yet.