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Unleashing the Power of IT: Bringing People, Business, and Technology Together

Dan Roberts

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ISBN 10: 111873856X / ISBN 13: 9781118738566
Published by Wiley, 2013
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Title: Unleashing the Power of IT: Bringing People,...

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Edition: 2.

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Go from the "IT guy" to trusted business partner

If you're in IT, quite a lot is expected of you and your team: be technologically advanced, business-minded, customer-focused, and financially astute, all at once. In the face of unforgiving competition, rampant globalization, and demanding customers, business leaders are discovering that it's absolutely essential to have a strong, active partner keeping a firm hand on the decisions and strategies surrounding information technology. Unleashing the Power of IT provides tangible, hard-hitting, real-world strategies, techniques, and approaches that will immediately transform your IT workforce and culture, presenting the new mindset, skill set, and tool set necessary for IT leaders to thrive in today's challenging environment.

  • Includes new discussion on social media
  • Offers online access to the IT Skill Builder Competency Assessment Tool
  • Features top ten lists of tips and techniques, proven frameworks, and practical guidance to help you launch and sustain your IT culture change and professional development initiatives

Profiling several world-class organizations that have implemented the principles in this book, Unleashing the Power of IT reveals the best practices to get you on the path to implementation.

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"As a business and IT leader I know that the success of the organization and value delivered by IT is not achieved by me alone, but through the smart and innovative work of my teams and leaders. My role is to grow future leaders and make current leaders successful; their success is my success. This book provides a structured teaching tool for growing and maturing your teams at all levels. Each chapter provides a learning opportunity and creates a common language for communication of ideas, goals, and achievements. The new book builds on previous lessons by including chapters on social media and talent management with the latter being of critical importance for today's changing role of IT."
—Mark Leach, Vice President, Business Technology Services, Cameco Corporation

"Roberts has done an excellent job outlining the critical elements of a collaborative IT environment and pointing out the steps IT professionals can take to become strategic business partners. Unleashing the Power of IT: Bringing People, Business, and Technology Together offers keen insight into ways we can maximize our skills to create value for businesses. The advice in the book is practical and, most important, actionable."
—Barbara Koster, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Prudential Financial, Inc.

"This book is concise and readable. More importantly, it provides insights and examples to which any IT leader can relate. Anyone who wants to get better, and make their organization better, will find ideas and action plans in this book."
—Don Imholz, Senior Vice President & CIO, Centene Corporation

"During my years as CIO, I have learned that the role is quite complex and success requires close attention to a very broad range of responsibilities. Roberts's new book provides a practical, thought-provoking road map for those IT leaders who are striving for organizational excellence. Bringing people, business, and technology together is the theme of the book and serves as a constant reminder of the balance required by the transformational leader. I highly recommend that IT leaders read and then re-read this book."
—Don Desiderato, CIO & Senior Managing Director, New York Life Investment Management

OUELLETTE & ASSOCIATES CONSULTING, INC. has worked with more than 3,000 IT and shared service organizations since its founding in 1984. The firm works closely with CIOs and IT leadership teams to build the culture and assess and develop the "Core" skills that are necessary for success in today's increasingly complex, always changing, need-for -speed business environment. To learn more, visit

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