David Papp IT Survival Guide

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IT Survival Guide

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Is your IT system an asset or a hindrance to your organization's success?

More important, can you tell the difference?

Unlike other well-recognized professions, information technology is still in its infancy. Organizations have little hesitation in paying attorneys, accountants, or business strategists for their expertise. As individuals, we don't blink an eye while paying for a physician's opinion of our health. Yet business executives rarely think to request a professional opinion from an IT consultant. If organizations wish to succeed in the future, however, this practice needs to change.

Business owners and executives often see IT departments as financial drains and necessary evils rather than as additions of value to their organizations. And IT professionals stereotypically are unable to effectively communicate the benefits of IT investments to the organization due to limited "soft" skills. But both have responsibilities to establish more-effective communication and understanding so that overall goals can be aligned.

In this book you will gain an understanding of how IT systems and tools can offer your organization the best chance to succeed. Additionally, you will appreciate the value of IT assessments and professional consultations. In today's global market, information is indeed the most valuable commodity. Knowing how to best manage your organization's information with effective and efficient IT systems is therefore essential. This book aims to equip you with this valuable knowledge and enable you to achieve the success you desire.

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David Papp is an international IT consultant with over twenty years' experience in IT systems and serves as a keynote speaker on numerous IT topics. David earned his computer engineering degree from the University of Alberta and holds multiple industry certifications. He currently resides in Alberta, Canada.

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As the CEO of a busy organization, I fall into the category of the boss who tends to be a little daunted with all things of an IT nature. Often when communicating with IT support personnel, I get the strange feeling that we are not speaking the same language! David Papp s common-sense advice certainly helps to demystify the IT world and assists in planning for current and future IT needs. This is a must read for all business owners and provides a wealth of information delivered in an easy-to-read format. --Chris Lawrence, President and CEO, Better Business Bureau of Central & Northern Alberta

David Papp's IT Survival Guide provides insight into the culture and inner workings of the IT department and provides practical and common-sense recommendations for corporate managers to better understand how to maximize the benefit of their IT infrastructure investment. This book is an enjoyable read. It is written in a fashion that appeals to both nontechnical people and techies alike, and it contains information that is easily applicable to any size organization. --Jason S. Lueke, Ph.D, PEng, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Information management about IT needs is certainly challenging. IT Survival Guide offers excellent advice on how to accomplish this. David Papp's common-sense approach makes this book extremely valuable. --Samih T. Darwazah, founder of Hikma Pharmaceuticals Company Ltd. and author of Building a Global Success

David Papp's IT Survival Guide provides insight into the culture and inner workings of the IT department and provides practical and common-sense recommendations for corporate managers to better understand how to maximize the benefit of their IT infrastructure investment. This book is an enjoyable read. It is written in a fashion that appeals to both nontechnical people and techies alike, and it contains information that is easily applicable to any size organization. --Jason S. Lueke, Ph.D, PEng, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Information management about IT needs is certainly challenging. IT Survival Guide offers excellent advice on how to accomplish this. David Papp's common-sense approach makes this book extremely valuable. --Samih T. Darwazah, founder of Hikma Pharmaceuticals Company Ltd. and author of Building a Global Success

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