IT Capabilities: What Are They?

By | July 8, 2014
This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Strategic IT Capabilities

Capabilities are “Ability to…” statements that state the strategic requirements of an organization.  I see them as existing within the organization’s strategy.  Businesses require business capabilities such as the “Ability to protect client information”.  These are supported by people, process and technology enablers.  Enablers describe how the organization realizes these capabilities.

IT Capabilities are service capabilities within the IT group of the business.  These are analogous to business capabilities, but are derived from strategic technologies.  If a company needs an application scanning and testing technology to support the ability to protect client information, then they will also need people, processes and possibly even additional technology to support that technology.

IT capabilities are important to track as they must be built out as part of transformation projects.

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