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Adventures Of An It Leader

Author : Robert D. Austin
ISBN : 9781422129500
Genre : Business & Economics
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Becoming an effective IT manager presents a host of challenges--from anticipating emerging technology to managing relationships with vendors, employees, and other managers. A good IT manager must also be a strong business leader. This book invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton to better understand the role of IT in your organization. You'll see Jim struggle through a challenging first year, handling (and fumbling) situations that, although fictional, are based on true events. You can read this book from beginning to end, or treat is as a series of cases. You can also skip around to address your most pressing needs. For example, need to learn about crisis management and security? Read chapters 10-12. You can formulate your own responses to a CIO's obstacles by reading the authors' regular "Reflection" questions. You'll turn to this book many times as you face IT-related issues in your own career.

The Adventures Of An It Leader Updated Edition With A New Preface By The Authors

Author : Robert D. Austin
ISBN : 1633691667
Genre : Business & Economics
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The day-to-day challenges faced by the average CIO are not usually the stuff of epic drama--except when they are. Enter our hero: Jim Barton, the new CIO of the fictional IVK Corporation. He is the creation of authors Robert Austin, Richard Nolan, and Shannon O’Donnell, and his story gives a practical yet entertaining look at the true adventures of an IT leader. Based on the authors’ years of first-hand experience with diverse companies, the story begins as the IVK Corporation struggles to recover from a period of slowing growth and falling stock prices. An aggressive new CEO handpicks Barton to be CIO--even though Barton has no background in IT. We follow Barton’s adventures as he discovers what effective IT management is all about, deals with the everyday challenges of the job, responds to major crises, and remakes the company’s technology capabilities into a vital strategic asset. Read the book from beginning to end or treat it as a series of case studies; the "ways of using this book” section explains which chapters cover which subjects, while the authors' reflection questions help you puzzle through the problems in each episode. Now fully updated and with a new preface by the authors,The Adventures of an IT Leader is an engaging way to enhance your IT leadership skills.

The Adventures Of An It Leader

Author : Robert Daniel Austin
ISBN : 9781422146606
Genre : Business & Economics
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Becoming an effective IT manager presents a host of challenges--from anticipating emerging technology to managing relationships with vendors, employees, and other managers. A good IT manager must also be a strong business leader. This book invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton to better understand the role of IT in your organization. You'll see Jim struggle through a challenging first year, handling (and fumbling) situations that, although fictional, are based on true events. You can read this book from beginning to end, or treat is as a series of cases. You can also skip around to address your most pressing needs. For example, need to learn about crisis management and security? Read chapters 10-12. You can formulate your own responses to a CIO's obstacles by reading the authors' regular "Reflection" questions. You'll turn to this book many times as you face IT-related issues in your own career.

The Adventures Of An It Leader Updated Edition With A New Preface By The Authors

Author : Robert D. Austin
ISBN : 9781633691674
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 86. 51 MB
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What does it take to lead and manage your company’s tech? Becoming an effective IT leader and manager presents a host of challenges—from anticipating emerging technologies, to managing relationships with senior executives, vendors, and employees, to communicating with the board. A good IT leader must also be a strong business leader. This book—now thoroughly updated with a new preface by the authors and current tech details and terminology—invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton as he steps up to leadership at his company. You’ll get a deeper understanding of the role of IT in your own organization as you see Jim struggle through a tough first year, handling (and fumbling) all kinds of management challenges. Although fictional, the scenarios are based on the authors’ long experience working with real-life companies across industries and sectors. The Adventures of an IT Leader is both an insightful story and an instructive guidebook. You can read it from beginning to end or treat it as a series of cases, skipping around to different chapters that address your most pressing needs. (For example, if you need to learn about crisis management and security, read chapters 10–12.) You can also test yourself and think about how to use the book’s lessons in your own company by reading the authors’ “Reflection” questions at the end of each chapter. This book is your indispensable manual for IT management and leadership, no matter what business you’re in.

Harder Than I Thought

Author : Robert Daniel Austin
ISBN : 9781422162590
Genre : Business & Economics
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Today’s CEO must be a global leader who also understands that parts of the business must be managed locally. Someone who sets a strategic vision, though industry and technology disruptions will surely threaten that vision. Someone who must live in the future to go to the future, while continuously creating economic and social value. Not an easy task. Harder Than I Thought is a fictional narrative that puts this increasingly complex job in context—by enabling you to walk alongside Jim Barton, the new CEO of Santa Monica Aerospace, as he steps into the role. Barton’s story, developed in consultation with seasoned, reallife CEOs, contains crucial lessons for all leaders hoping to master the new skills required to move into the Csuite.

Cio Best Practices

Author : Gary Cokins
ISBN : 9780470912553
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 56. 67 MB
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Praise for CIO BEST PRACTICES "CIOs are challenged with bringing technology into alignment with business strategy. In order to be successful, today's CIO must translate the technical into business terms and to deliver solutions to the business to improve processes and end products. CIO Best Practices: Enabling Strategic Value with Information Technology provides a complete guide for the strategic CIO to help in these challenges. This book is a great tool for all CIOs." —Ellen Barry, CIO, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority "The demand for value from technology investment will only increase in the future, and major business trends like globalization, consolidation, optimization, and consumerism demand that IT leaders find ways to engineer high performance, agility, lean, and innovation into the way businesses work and compete. Enlightened CIOs will want to read this book and ensure they understand the game plan for the future." —Patrick E. Moroney, President, The Barnier Group LLC "A terrific primer for technology professionals and a must-read for anyone aspiring to be a CIO or technology leader. This book focuses on the most relevant topics business and technology must grapple with including strategy development, strategic alignment and value creation, and the specific roles the CIO and IT must play. The book captures the collective wisdom of an impressive list of influential contributing authors who precisely frame and address the key issues CIOs must deal with today and for the foreseeable future." —Stephen Fugale, Chief Information Officer, Villanova University, and former senior vice president and CIO, CIGNA Group Insurance "CIO Best Practices captures many of the things we have learned during our eight years of providing product outsourcing to U.S. companies. I recommend this book to anyone looking to quickly understand the decisions one will need to deal with before outsourcing." —Anupam Bhide, PhD, CEO, Calsoft

Managing The Information Technology Resource

Author : Jerry N. Luftman
ISBN : 0130351261
Genre : Business & Economics
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Managing the Information Technology Resource: Leadership in the Information Age.

It Manager S Handbook

Author : Bill Holtsnider
ISBN : 9780124159495
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 56. 89 MB
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"This book provides a practical reference that you will return to again and again in an ever-changing corporate environment where the demands on IT continue to increase. Make your first 100 days really count with the fundamental principles and core concepts critical to your success as a new IT Manager outlined in this valuable resource. The book also discusses how to work with your customers, manage your budget, develop an overall IT strategy and demonstrate the value of IT to the company"--

Truth From The Trenches

Author : Mark Settle
ISBN : 9781351779555
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 74. 40 MB
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The IT management profession is not for the faint of heart. Anyone who has worked in this sector is familiar with the unique (and borderline impossible) challenge of trying to keep up with technology innovation while operating on a too-small budget and facing constant criticism for problems outside of their control. "Truth From the Trenches" passes on the hard-won leadership lessons that seven-time CIO Mark Settle gained over years of working in IT management. Settle describes the key constituencies that an IT leader needs to influence, seduce, leverage, and manage to be successful. His practical recommendations will allow readers to improve their organizational impact and accelerate their career advancement. In a sector where competency stems not from formal certification but on-the-job learning, "Truth from the Trenches" is valuable and unique resource based on Settle’s deep experience working in a variety of industries. By applying Settle’s strategies, IT workers will be able to avoid common pitfalls, save themselves from wasting time and effort on hopeless initiatives, and navigate everyday IT challenges.

Information Systems

Author : John Gallaugher
ISBN : 1453385010
Genre : Information resources management
File Size : 55. 93 MB
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