Book: The Business Value of IT: Managing Risks, Optimizing Performance and Measuring Results
Publisher: Auerbach Publications
As consultants for the David Consulting Group and in our earlier careers, we have been involved with IT for at least 25 years. During that time, we have been involved in many successful projects and have been confronted by many challenges.Our collective experiences have culminated in a certain amount of “professional wisdom”and learned knowledge that we have drawn upon in creating this book. The role of IT within organizations has undergone many changes over the years. The responsibilities of the CIO and Senior IT Management Team and the ways that their IT teams interact with and support the business have changed just as much. We believe that IT Providers must be viewed as strategic business partners requiring the CIO to be a pivotal part of a supply chain, well versed in both technology and the business.There have been numerous publications with regard to the latest methodologies, techniques, and management practices all positioned to make the IT environment more productive and responsive to the business. Amid this sea of change and among all of the unique situations that IT managers face, there are a number of common questions that arise. There is the constant challenge of making the business case for IT in a global marketplace.We felt that the time had come to write this book and to gather together answers to some of the questions that we have been hearing from business leaders. We attempt to share our collective experiences and wisdom touching on topical areas. Each author brings to this publication a unique and valued perspective. We have tried to keep the original thoughts intact while presenting a very readable and useful book for all to enjoy.