Recent Patents to Support IS/IT Priorities Planning and Management
Suzana de F.D. Daher,
Ana P. C.S. Costa,
Jonatas A. de Almeida,
Adiel T. de Almeida.
Alignment between Information Systems/ Technology (IS/IT) and a company´s business strategies has been
widely discussed in the literature and remains a priority issue for the areas of business and technology. The issue involves
questions of Information System Planning, Information Technology Governance, Investment in Technology and the
important decisions taken in this context. Several studies and methodologies have been developed in recent decades to
facilitate the strategic use of Information Systems and Technologies. Patents reviewed in this paper suggest inventions
that attempt to support the management of IS/ IT or have methods that can be used to support different phases in this
Keywords: Evaluating information technology, information systems, information technology, information system planning,
information technology governance, information technology investment.
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