CIOs at Work

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Apress, Aug 12, 2011 - Business & Economics - 380 pages
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In CIOs at Work, noted author Ed Yourdon interviews many of the world's most influential chief information officers. You will gain insights from the first CIO of the USA, take a peek into the future with the CIO at Google, learn the unique role IT plays in testing Microsoft applications, and much more.

Yourdon focuses on how his interviewees tackle the day-to-day work of managing information in their organizations while revealing much more: How they got there, how they manage and allocate resources, and how they interact with business units and assure that their companies take advantage of technologies and automation to make employees even more productive. Surveying a variety of unique corporations, you'll get a great sense of what can be done and what is being done now in organizations around the world.

"Simply put, Ed Yourdon's CIOs at Work is a fascinating read. The author has managed to illuminate the real challenges confronting the Chief Information Officer. The technical expertise of his extraordinary interviewees and their personal insights into the changing role of technology in business are in no short supply. But, what really stands out— beyond the banter about "clouds," "agile development,"—is the human dimension. More than anything else, the CIO is wrestling with profound issues: the proliferation of choices, the speed of change, the shorter attention spans of consumers, the "everyone's an expert" mindset, and the growing expectation for limitless and low cost computing resources that are as open and accessible as they are safe, secure and accurate. At last, the CIO has a human face, but also an enormous burden that can only be appreciated by reading Yourdon's probative interviews." —Jon Toigo, Managing Principle, Toigo Partners International

Featured CIOs:

Ben Fried, Google

Tony Scott, Microsoft

Monte Ford, American Airlines

Mittu Sridhara, Ladbrokes

Steve Rubinow, NYSE

Lew Temares (retired), University of Miami

Mark Mooney, McGraw-Hill

Dan Wakeman, Educational Testing Services

Lynne Ellen, Detroit Energy

Becky Blalock, Southern Company

Ken Bohlen, Arizona Public Services

Roger Gurnani, Verizon

Ashish Gupta, British Telecom

Joan Miller, U.K. Parliament

Vivek Kundra, (first CIO), U.S. Government

Paul Strassmann, (retired), Kraft Foods

Other books in the Apress At Work Series:

CTOs at Work, Donaldson, Seigel, & Donaldson, 978-1-4302-3593-4

Coders at Work, Seibel, 978-1-4302-1948-4

Venture Capitalists at Work, Shah & Shah, 978-1-4302-3837-9

Founders at Work, Livingston, 978-1-4302-1078-8

European Founders at Work, Santos, 978-1-4302-3906-2

Women Leaders at Work, Ghaffari, 978-1-4302-3729-7

Advertisers at Work, Tuten, 978-1-4302-3828-7

Gamers at Work, Ramsay. 978-1-4302-3351-0

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About the author (2011)

Ed Yourdon is an internationally-recognized computer consultant, as well as the author of more than two dozen books, including Byte Wars, Managing High-Intensity Internet Projects, Death March, Rise and Resurrection of the American Programmer, and Decline and Fall of the American Programmer. His latest book, Outsource: Competing in the Global Productivity Race discusses both current and future trends in offshore outsourcing, and provides practical strategies for individuals, small businesses, and the nation to cope with this unstoppable tidal wave.

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