IT Organization: Building a Worldclass Infrastructure

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2000 - Business & Economics - 172 pages
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Organizing IT for excellence in 21st century distributed environments

Few organizations are achieving their goals for reliability, availability, and serviceability in distributed environments--and the obstacles aren't technical, they're "organizational." How "does" one structure an "IT organization to succeed with today's tools and architectures? IT Organization: Building a World-Class Infrastructure" delivers realistic, specific answers that draw upon the experiences of more than 40 leading companies. You'll discover how to:

  • Design your organization to deliver "any data, anywhere, anytime"
  • Combine mainframe-class discipline with 21st century flexibility
  • Treat your network like you treat your data center
  • Organize around business-critical support functions instead of trendy technologies
  • Establish standards without imposing rigidity -- and achieve discipline without bureaucracy
  • Overcome the myths that prevent IT organizations from succeeding

Harris Kern and his colleagues have built a worldwide reputation for evaluating IT organizations and identifying solutions -- "fast." This concise, to-the-point book will help "you" do the same. Here are the right questions to ask, specific "people and process" techniques that work, sample SLAs and internal support agreements -- everything you need to make change happen, "now!"

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Harris Kern is an IT consultant who specializes in working with Fortune 1000 firms to establish cost-effective, highly-available infrastructures; and the co-author of four Sun Microsystems Press books, including Building the New Enterprise . He resides in Woodland Hills, CA.

Stuart D. Galup is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Florida Atlantic University and a Certified Computing Professional. He resides in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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