Managing IT as an Investment: Partnering for Success

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70% of IT organizations are still viewed as cost centers, not value centers. That must change. Managing IT as an Investment shows IT leaders exactly how to change it. Respected CIO Ken Moskowitz and top IT consultant Harris Kern offer a complete action plan for managing technology as a strategic asset, partnering with the business, building a culture based on shared values, nurturing individuals to new levels of productivity and satisfaction, creating exceptional value - and being recognized for it throughout an organization.

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Maximizing the value of technology—and the success of your IT organization.

The effective use of technology is key to the success of every enterprise. But 70% of IT organizations are still viewed by their business counterparts as cost centers, not value centers. This book shows IT leaders how to change that perception. Renowned CIO Ken Moskowitz and top IT consultant Harris Kern offer a plan for building IT environments that exceed strategic goals, while nurturing unprecedented levels of productivity and job satisfaction. They provide both "Rules of thumb" and an intellectual framework for building and running an outstanding IT organization. Key topics include:

  • Defining IT strategy and making it operational
  • Managing your human capital: recruiting, hiring, transitioning, mentoring, and managing performance
  • Controlling the risks and expectations associated with any IT project 6 Deepening relationships with line-of-business leaders, senior executives, and the boardroom Building a track record of success
  • Reaping the benefits of standardization

Drawing on the experiences of one of the world's most successful IT organizations, Moskowitz and Kern demonstrate exactly how to manage technology as a strategic asset, partner with the business, build a culture based on shared values and create exceptional value-and be recognized for it throughout an organization.

"To really leverage the value of information technology, you need an IT organization that is genuinely aligned with your business goals and objectives. Ken Moskowitz and Harris Kern show you exactly what it takes to build that organization. If you want to learn how to turn a cost center into a strategic asset, this is the book you need."

—Leonard Kim, CIO
GE Capital

About the Author:

KEN MOSKOWITZ is currently SVP of Global IT Operations and Infrastructure for the McGraw-Hill Companies. Previously, as CIO of Standard & Poor's Credit Market Services, he was responsible for the IT resources to support S&P worldwide. He was formerly CTO for the Global Merchant Banking Unit of Banker's Trust, director of wholesale banking technology for EAB, and senior director of management consulting at Coopers & Lybrand.

HARRIS KERN is currently an enterprise IT consultant with Sun Microsystems. A noted speaker, worldwide columnist, and lead author for the New Enterprise series of books, he is consulting editor for Prentice Hall's "Harris Kern's Enterprise Computing Institute."

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