This paper demonstrates how constructivist grounded theory coding can be availed of as a qualitative data analysis tool to help overcome the risk of an unformulated form of analysis from qualitative case study. Two of Ireland’s Institutes of Technology are chosen as the cases, with a focus on how the alignment of business and information systems strategies is practiced by information systems managers in Ireland’s Institutes of Technology. With the emphasis on the practices of information systems managers, the study is underpinned by a strategy-as-practice lens from which the initial codes are constructed. The findings show the information systems manager to be a functional manager in receipt of a sector wide information systems strategy, whose main concern is to obtain optimum efficiencies from information systems at lowest possible cost.