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									Assessing Enterprise Strategy
Introduction: How to Use This Tool
In order to set an IT strategy, it’s critical to understand the strategy of the enterprise in which IT is operating. This
guide will help you to read and document the enterprise’s business strategy (i.e. where a strategy document
To use this tool, simply fill in the blanks provided. Be sure to delete all introductory and explanatory text in dark
grey before finishing.

Enterprise and Background
The aim is to build a structured profile of the enterprise. You may be surprised to find that, while everyone thinks
they know why the enterprise exists, there is actually no consistent written understanding of where the enterprise
came from and where it is going. By focusing your vision of the enterprise, you will be better able to focus on the
technologies and IT strategies that will help it succeed.

Outline any recent acquisitions or changes in ownership.

Are any changes in ownership anticipated in the near future? If yes, what does this mean for IT?

What are the major challenges the enterprise has overcome to date? In the last three years? In the last year?

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