CIOs at Work

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Apress, Sep 14, 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

What you’ll learn How many chief information officers from the world's leading corporations do their jobs and the skills they consider most essential for doing their jobs effectively What technologies these CIOs think will be most important in the future Interesting applications of technology used to increase productivity or profitability in today's leading organizations The technology and business-related challenges and opportunities that CIOs anticipate in the years ahead Who this book is for

Anyone interested in how organizations are moving to use technology to make their companies more productive will learn a great deal from this book. CIOs at Work is especially useful to managers and IT personnel charged with increasing productivity and using automation to do so. Indeed, it's not just for aspiring CIOs, but also for project managers, management professionals, application developers, IT personnel and businesspeople who want to better understand the strategies their senior IT executives are following to make their organizations as productive and competitive as possible.

Table of Contents 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
 

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Contents

Benjamin Fried
1
Tony Scott
32
Monte Ford
47
Mittu Sridhara
71
Steve Rubinow
86
Lewis Temares
113
Mark Mooney
133
Dan Wakeman
151
Ken Bohlen
210
Roger Gurnani
231
Ashish Gupta
253
Joan Miller
277
Vivek Kundra
298
Paul Strassmann
309
Index
343
Cover
362

Lynne Ellyn
173
Becky Blalock
191

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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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