I. T. Wars: Managing the Business Technology Weave in the New Millennium

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David Scott, 2006 - Business & Economics - 420 pages
I.T. Wars is a different kind of Business-IT book. Perhaps even the first book to tackle the sheer necessity for proper alignment of technology to business from a holistic consideration, in maximizing technology's best use. A new-concept environment, the Business-Technology Weave is introduced as a mutually reinforcing one. All resources - people, knowledge, communication, relationships, corporate culture, attitudes, content (information), infrastructure, applications, needs, and expectations - are tuned and balanced in accordance with the continuum of change. Withing this continuum are ongoing challenges, and the contiguous nature of technology's support to every corner and crevice of today's business process. Everything from employee behavior (concerning instant messaging [IMs], e-mails, blogging, and downloading (the liabilities for what's being done "in the name of your domain") - to disaster planning, preparedness, prevention, and recovery - to large-scale issues of national security - are exposed, examined, and discussed for ultimate outcome through the Weave.I.T. Wars begins with a patient, comprehensive exposure of today's environment and challenges, with equal attention to the Business and IT reader. Whether your organization is public, private, government agency, association, for profit, non/not-for-profit, or even sole-proprietorship, you share in the same concerns: You need a business-driven technology strategy, as well as a business-serving one. I.T. Wars helps you to build an "IT Enlightened Organization." It builds a proper foundation of understanding with a clear view to forward progress - a vision and pragmatism strong enough to qualify any organization for discussion, planning, and achievement of the best business-technology outcomes. This environment qualifies as a true Business-Technology Weave - in leading and meeting every challenge, in delivering today and tomorrow's ultimate solutions.[Further information, and detailed chapter listing, at www.David-Scott.net]

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A very interesting read. Thanks in part to reminding that IT is not done for IT sakes, yet IT is a critical aspect of any organization.

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David Scott has over twenty years of experience in helping to define business-driven IT strategies, in achieving business serving ones. His philosophy is wholly dedicated to closing divides, directing purpose, and achieving results. I.T. Wars is a first, holistic, treatment for the business-technology paradigm from a new cultural perspective and need - eCulture - in defining the modern relationship between people, business, and technology. He has directed Information Technology endeavors for many types of organizations, including several Fortune 500 companies, in leading areas such as public relations, patient care, laboratory accreditation, direct-mail marketing, telecommunications, and food safety. In addition, he has assisted several organizations in their contribution of human and environmental services. Mr. Scott is a professional speaker and consultant, and has helped many in achieving their institution of the principles of The Business-Technology Weave, in establishing a working, serving, eCulture.

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