Chan and Reich’s (2007) article “IT Alignment: What Have We Learned?” provides a comprehensive review of research on IT alignment up to that point. The article identifies key themes and findings that emerged from previous research on IT alignment and provides recommendations for future research.
The authors argue that IT alignment is critical for organizations to achieve success and competitive advantage. They highlight the importance of a holistic and integrated approach to IT and business strategy and emphasize the need for alignment at all levels of the organization.
The article identifies four key themes that emerged from previous research on IT alignment: (1) IT alignment is a dynamic and ongoing process, (2) IT alignment requires a shared understanding of business and IT goals, (3) IT alignment is a complex and multifaceted process, and (4) IT alignment requires effective governance and management.
The authors also provide recommendations for future research on IT alignment. They call for more research on the role of IT governance in achieving alignment, as well as research on the relationship between IT alignment and organizational performance. They also highlight the need for research on IT alignment in specific industries and organizational contexts.
Overall, Chan and Reich’s article provides a comprehensive review of research on IT alignment and emphasizes the importance of a holistic and integrated approach to IT and business strategy. The article highlights key themes and findings from previous research and provides recommendations for future research in the field of IT alignment.