There is no magic formula for creating an effective IT strategy, and the process can sometimes be long and seemingly never-ending without solid and experienced advice. There are a number of over-arching guiding steps and processes that can be applied to create one for a firm. Working as and with consultants for many years I have managed to refine the key principles into 12 steps that provide method, focus and structure to delivering an effective strategy. Using this experience we have been able to create a template for IT strategy and use it in real world case studies to deliver effective decisions on strategy.
Our sister blog at http://www.strategy4it.com/blog/ boasts three articles about this twelve step process. I hope to impart useful information in these posts with regards to IT Strategy, and if you have any feedback or comments we always appreciate it at cibsys and Strategy4it.