CIO Best Practices: Enabling Strategic Value With Information Technology

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Wiley, Sep 24, 2010 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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Enabling Strategic Value with Information Technology Second Edition

Anyone working in information technology today feels the opportunities for creating and enabling lasting value. The CIO helps define those opportunities and turn them into realities. Now in a Second Edition, CIO Best Practices is an essential guide offering real-world practices used by CIOs and other IT specialists who have successfully mastered the blend of business and IT responsibilities. Compiled and coauthored by Joe Stenzel, the new edition presents a collection of pioneering and successful senior IT executives—including Jonathan Hujsak, Bill Flemming, Mike Hugos, Karl Schubert, and Gary Cokins—whose insights, drawn from years of practical experience, shed new light on the strategic opportunities?available for leadership structures within the IT organization.

For anyone who wants to achieve better returns on their IT investments, CIO Best Practices, Second Edition presents the leadership skills and competencies required of a CIO addressing comprehensive enterprise strategic frameworks to fully leverage IT resources.

Filled with real-world examples of CIO success stories, the Second Edition explores:

  • CIO leadership responsibilities and opportunities

  • The business impacts of both business and social networking, as well as ways the CIO can leverage the new reality of human connectivity on the Internet

  • The increasingly inextricable relationships between customers, employees, and their use of personal information technologies

  • Emerging cultural expectations and standards outside the workplace

  • Current CRM best practices in terms of the relationship between customer preferences and shareholder wealth

  • Enterprise energy utilization and sustainability practices—otherwise known as Green IT—with all the best practices collected here, in one place

  • Best practices for one of the Internet's newest and most revolutionary technologies: cloud computing and ways it is shaping the new economics of business

This practical resource provides best practice guidance on the key responsibilities of the CIOs and their indispensable executive leadership role in modern enterprises of all sizes and industries. It is the most definitive and important collection of best practices for achieving and exercising strategic IT leadership for CIOs, those who intend to become CIOs, and those who want to understand the strategic importance of IT for the entire enterprise.

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getAbstract Book Review: CIO Best Practices
In this compilation, renowned names in information technology describe managerial developments in their field for chief information officers (CIOs
). Insiders Robert Stephens, Bill Flemming, Michael Hugos, Randy Betancourt, Alyssa Farrell, Jonathan Hujsak, Gary Cokins and Kurt Schubert – edited by Joe Stenzel – discuss IT leadership, social networking, social connectivity, cloud computing and energy efficiency. Sound management advice and a deep understanding of IT’s strategic importance await patient readers. Due to their technical nature, getAbstract recommends these essays to IT specialists and active or aspiring CIOs eager to grasp the forces shaping IT.
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About the author (2010)

Joe Stenzel has worked as editor in chief of the Journal of Strategic Performance Management and Cost Management, and two Warren, Gorham, and Lamont periodicals since 2000. He has written or co-written four other books for John Wiley & Sons: Essentials of Cost Management, From Cost to Performance Management, CFO Survival Guide, and Lean Accounting.

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