A group discusses strategic planning.

A sound IT strategy is directly tied to the state’s goals and objectives. The Enterprise Strategy division seeks to maximize the business value and performance of state IT and optimize IT investments and assets. The division collaborates with state division business leaders and IT management to:

  • develop agencies’ strategic plans
  • align agencies’ plans with the NC IT Roadmap and their business goals
  • identify opportunities to enhance business processes and consolidate technology solutions

To ensure alignment of IT projects and plans with business goals, the division is documenting the state’s business architecture. This helps identify commonalities and overlaps from a business perspective. It also determines how to share data and streamline business processes. This effort focuses on the creation and use of enterprise applications, common platforms and enterprise services. The division is working collaboratively across the state to document this architecture.