As the information technology function at corporations continues to win bigger budgets and more resources, core problems relating to IT’s lack of alignment with the overall business remain and may even be worsening, according to the Society for Information Management.

A recent SIM survey indicated that IT and business alignment remain the top concern of IT executives. Despite all the resources and technological innovation that the IT function benefits from, the needle hasn’t moved in years on the state of alignment with the overall business.

Improvement in business process management should have been among the top-two areas of improvement and development between 2005 and 2006, but it wasn’t. Web services, business intelligence and security technologies were the top developments, ahead of business process management.