Abstract

This paper reviews the literature in relation to virtual E-business models and strategies. From this the authors develop a framework to test two new strategic alignment instruments designed to measure the espoused readiness of an organisation to collaborate virtually and the actual preparedness to operate virtually. These instruments will assist organisations in recognising and exploiting their degree of virtuality and can assist organisations in developing new organisational forms that fully leverage the value of their ICT assets.

Keywords

ICT, strategic alignment, virtual readiness, virtual preparedness