Managing IT as a Business: A Survival Guide for CEOs (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 6, 2011 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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With "Managing IT as a Business" you'll get practical advice on how to unleash the full potential of this critical function so that companies can derive maximum benefit. It offers a proven plan for bridging the gap between CEOs and CIOs that has, until now, impeded their ability to work together in order to craft objectives, establish budget guidelines, and develop metrics for measuring IT value and success. In short, with this book as a guide, business leaders will learn how to manage IT as they would any other functional business unit.
  

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Contents

Get the CIO on the Executive Team
15
Link IT Strategy to Corporate Strategy
37
IT Management Is about Relationship Management
59
Align the IT Organization Structure with Profitability Drivers
83
Understand the Real IT Spend
119
Focus on Outcomes Not Process
151
Leveraging Investment Cycles and the Power of Standardization
179
Talk about Information Technology and Use IT Appropriately so Others Know It Is Important
209
Information Technology Improvement Never Ends
225
Index
237
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MARK D. LUTCHEN is the former Global CIO of PricewaterhouseCoopers. In that role he was responsible for reengineering, reconstructing, and integrating the companyís worldwide IT systems during that organizationís massive late í90s merger. With nearly three decades of operating experience, he has consulted on IT management with numerous Fortune 500 companies and executives. He currently leads PwCís Business Risk Management Initiative, which provides senior executives with practical strategies to manage IT risks and optimize IT investment and resources.

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