On Top of the Cloud: How CIOs Leverage New Technologies to Drive Change and Build Value Across the Enterprise

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Wiley, Dec 22, 2011 - Computers - 208 pages
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"21st-century CIOs have a dual responsibility: driving downcosts and creating new business value. Managing this seemingdichotomy is the domain of top business executives everywhere, andCIOs everywhere are learning to step it up. The original researchcontained in Hunter's book serves as a practical road map for ITstrategy in today's ultra-competitive markets."—Randy Spratt,EVP, CIO, and CTO, McKesson Corporation

"This is a thoughtfully written book, and the timing is perfect.Hunter really understands the challenges confrontingtransformational CIOs in today's markets, and he captures thechoices they face as they work to create value for theirorganizations while driving down the costs of doing business in themodern world. The wealth of information contained in this bookmakes it truly valuable to career IT leaders and future CIOsalike."—Mark Polansky, Senior Client Partner and ManagingDirector, Information Technology Center of Expertise, Korn/FerryInternational, North America

"The cloud involves more than just technology. It's really moreof a new business model. Hunter grasps the central truth aboutcloud computing, and that's why this is a valuable book. Hunterunderstands the issues and conveys them in a conversational tonethat is truly refreshing."—Dave Smoley, SVP and CIO,Flextronics International

"You may think this is a book about technology; well it's not.It's a book about leadership, packed with stories about realleaders finding new customers and markets, transforming the waytheir organizations work, and adding value—with the nextgeneration of technology as the enabler. The cloud holds realpotential. Read this book to see how top CIOs are positioning theircompanies."—Tony Leng, Managing Director, DiversifiedSearch

"Hunter has the unique ability to distill the best thinking ofworld-class CIOs into something you can act on. If you are atechnology executive trying to find the right balance betweengenerating business value and managing IT costs, this is the rightbook for you. On Top of the Cloud will be especially useful fortransformational CIOs tasked with developing their company'sstrategies for technology-driven business growth."—RandyKrotowski, CIO, Global Upstream, Information Technology, ChevronCorporation

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About the author (2011)

Hunter Muller is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, a leading provider of networking events and professional services to CIOs and senior executives across the IT industry. HMG Strategy, LLC is the producer of world-class events such as the CIO Executive Leadership Series, which provides CIOs and senior executives with opportunities to learn from world-class thought leaders, share knowledge and best practices, and interact with peers and industry leaders representing a wide variety of dynamic markets. Muller has more than twenty years of experience in business strategy consulting with a strong focus on IT organization development, strategy, and business alignment.

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