Igniting the Phoenix: A New Vision for IT

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Like most people in any industry, information technologists tend to take a very narrow view of their world. This is unfortunate, because as Einstein pointed out, "Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them." An understanding of other fields can provide the broader perspective needed to bring about significant change.

What is needed is dramatic change. To do this requires an equally dramatic change in thinking. Applying insights from the world of science, sociology and psychology, the author offers a vision for a new IT.

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This book is for anyone interested in understanding how the changes taking place around the organization today will result in a fundamentally different role for Information Technology (IT).

This coming transformation is good news for those of you frustrated with the seeming inability of IT to improve how it serves the needs of the organization.

This book provides answers to these questions:

Executive Management - How will the new IT reduce time to market for new solutions, improve the organizations overall productivity, and increase return on IT investment?

Departmental Managers - How will the new IT help me improve my departments productivity and effectiveness?

Business Professionals - How will the new IT provide me with better tools to do my job more effectively?

IT Management - How will the new IT reduce the amount of effort and risk required to build solutions, and how will it allow me to service my user base more effectively?

IT Professionals - How will the new IT make me a more productive and therefore more valuable member of the organization?

From the Inside Flap:

This book is about the coming revolutionary change in how business software is built. It covers:

Why a different approach is needed to building information systems in the Knowledge Era.
How complex adaptive systems theory can help us build systems that are much more effective.
How the workforce (and society) is rapidly changing and how it will impact the way we build systems.
How the "change float" has disappeared and made current methodologies obsolete.
Why Personal Service Builders (PSB's), built on event-driven, service-oriented architectures (SOA's), will become the dominant software development model.
Why social software will be play such an important role in these new types of systems.
How the role of IT will change from being a provider to that of being a facilitator.

If you are in IT, use IT or manage IT, this book is a timely eye-opener.

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