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The Executive's Guide to Information Technology (2nd edition)

Baschab, John & Piot, Jon

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ISBN 10: 0470095210 / ISBN 13: 9780470095218
Published by Wiley, Hohoken NJ, 2007
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Title: The Executive's Guide to Information ...

Publisher: Wiley, Hohoken NJ

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Praise for the The Executive's Guide to Information Technology

"This book is important reading. It offers practical, real-world insight and pragmatic no-nonsense approaches for people who have a stake in corporate IT. "
--Lynda Applegate, Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

"Information systems and processes are very important parts of our due diligence assessment of a company--yet the jargon is often more difficult to understand than many foreign languages. Baschab and Piot effectively translate IT into words and concepts that businesspeople can easily understand and act upon. This book is a helpful reference guide for corporate executives and private equity groups of all types."
--Neal Aronson, Managing Partner, Roark Capital Group

"Business success increasingly depends on effective use of IT. Effective use of IT depends on the kind of in-depth, practical insight in this book. Baschab and Piot provide a pragmatic approach to information systems investment that should be required reading for senior executives and CIOs alike."
--Erik Brynjolfsson, Schussel Professor of Management, Director of the Center for Digital Business, MIT

"This book should provide valuable guidance for management and technology consultants. The Executive's Guide to Information Technology provides field-proven insight on all important aspects of IT planning and execution, from governance to applications to operations and infrastructure."
--Gary J. Fernandes, former vice chairman, EDS, member of the Board of Directors, Computer Associates

"Baschab and Piot do a great job of laying out the fundamental issues and challenges that every IT organization faces. More often than not, the issues are not technical in nature, but are a reflection of how the IT and business teams work together to define, execute, and implement new business tools. The threshold issue is leadership. Often it is difficult for business leaders to feel that they have the skills and perspective to provide that leadership on technical projects. The Executive's Guide to Information Technology provides non-technical business leaders a solid framework for engaging with their IT peers."
--Tom Nealon, Chief Information Officer, J.C. Penney

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The Executive's Guide to Information Technology, Second Edition is a practical, comprehensive guide to running a cost-effective, efficient,and business delivery–focused corporate IT department. Eschewing the theoretical for the practical, the book gives managers the guidance they need to handle any problem effectively with specific policies, approaches, and tools for IT management functions.

Now revised to keep up with emerging trends and issues, this edition includes new research tools, industry information, case studies, and exercises, as well as a new Foreword by Nicholas Carr, author of Does IT Matter? Authors Baschab and Piot have also included new or updated coverage of such topics as security, outsourcing, and wireless technology innovation, making this the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to current practice.

Like the first edition, this revision presents all the techniques IT managers and senior executives need to accurately assess their current operations. Further, it offers a step-by-step improvement plan designed to raise productivity and service levels while reducing costs significantly. It examines the symptoms and causes of waste, inefficiency, and underperformance in typical IT departments and presents current and emergent best practices for transforming the department into a world-class organization.

Packed with prescriptive advice and hard-earned insight, this indispensable guide provides quick access to important information when you need it. With The Executive's Guide to Information Technology, Second Edition, IT managers and executives have access to all the vital information they need to master operations in this increasingly critical department in every modern organization.

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