Reinventing the IT Department

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Taylor & Francis, Apr 27, 2012 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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'Reinventing the Information Technology Department' is both anecdotal and informal but deals with a subject which is of vital interest to Chief Information Officers and IT Managers, addressing questions such as:

* How does the IT department keep pace with business change?
* How do we provide stable and responsive IT platforms?
* How do we add recognised value to the organisation?
* How do I reinvent my department?
* How do I get onto the board?


It offers an alternative view of the new roles of the in-house IT function and proposes a rethink about IT services within companies, suggesting a self-help approach to redefining/reinventing in-house IT for CIOs.

The author explains that new modes of business thinking and operation are essential if a company is to succeed in the near future and in light of this covers topics such as self-organising systems, knowledge management, multi-stakeholder perspectives, and empowerment initiatives in relation to the overall business and in particular the IT function.

Each chapter contains implementation templates for the readers to take themselves through the repositioning or reengineering of the IT function and their own departments.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction days of wine and roses
iii
2 Im glad the hole is at their end of the boat business in the new world
45
3 Radicals and revolutions anarchists in our midst
95
4 Stop the revolution IT wants to get on board
107
5 Play up play up and play the game
127
6 If were so clever why cant we think? new way of thinking for IT
151
7 The soft stuff is hard the new businessIT relationship
177
8 Building on quicksand? the IT cornerstone architecture
201
10 Rules about rules standards methods tools
237
11 Running the race providing business solutions from IT
251
12 The home fires core production
267
13 Thinking ahead new strategy processes
297
14 The new IT people
313
15 Last round please final observations
343
Index
351
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9 The Canute effect bringing new technologies in
221

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