IT tasks typically can be counted among the biggest cost blocks in a company. Despite high investment in the IT sector, goals are still infrequently achieved. In many cases, this is due to a lack of transparency in relation to the costs, benefits and risks of corporate IT. The control and regular scrutiny of these factors is therefore an essential success factor for the use of information technology.
A consistent alignment of IT to the needs of the business helps to avoid mistaken investments. Competitive advantages can also be achieved through new or modified business models, or by optimisation of the way in which IT is used.