IT Strategy - Concepts

Ivo van Horebeek


A strategy is important to an organization because it provices a sense of directions and outlines measuarable goals. An IT strategy has not only to keep the IT in line with the business, but has to enable competitive advantage to the business. Concepts lile misssion, strategy statements and objectives are explained and illustrated with many real-life examples. The link betwee business strategy and IT strategy is treated. The IT strategy can be refined to smaller units in the IT organization. Optionally a link to balanced scorecards can be added.


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Ivo Van Horebeek is responsible for University Relations in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Ivo worked during 25 years as consultant specialized in the Public Sector, ranging from municipalities, cities and social welfares to federal ministries. He performed several ICT audits, developed ICT strategies, analyzed ICT requirements, created specifications for tenders, compared proposals and assisted in the implementations of the selected information solutions. He also successfully completed many organizational assignments, varying from operational audits in the public sector, business process reengineering projects to the creation of personnel requirement plans, job descriptions and statutes for local administrations.

Ivo studied Engineering in Computer Science at the KU Leuven and also obtained a PhD on Software Specifications. During 10 years he was giving a course “Computer Infrastructure Management” at the KU Leuven. He was also giving a course “Services Science” at the University of Namur (FUND).

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