Unisys Corporation: IT Governance and Prioritization

Published 10 Jan 2004
Reference 5232
Topic Operations
Region North America
Summary

The case recounts the transformation of the IT strategy of Unisys from the arrival of the new Chairman and CEO as well as the new CIO in 1997 till 2004. It discusses how the IT governance has evolved and how IT investment decisions – from very large ones to smaller ones – were taken through these years in order to transform the IT of Unisys. The IT strategy and investment decisions processes today are contrasted with those before 1997 also showing how IT management has evolved in line with the changes of Unisys’ strategy and organization.

Teaching objectives

The case can be used in MBA or Executive Education classes to discuss some or all of the following issues: - How to make IT investment decisions in organizations - The various forms of IT governance in organizations How an organization can transform its IT strategy

Keywords
  • AR2004
  • RD0904
  • AR0405
  • IT MANAGEMENT
  • IT STRATEGY
  • TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS
  • IT AND STRATEGY ALIGNMENT
  • IT ORGANIZATIONS
  • IT GOVERNANCE
  • IT TRANSFORMATION
  • TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY