Making IT Count: Strategy, Delivery, Infrastructure by Nancy Olson

By Nancy Olson

'Making IT count number: from technique to implementation' makes a speciality of the sensible parts of providing details know-how process. reviews usually convey that over part of knowledge know-how thoughts are by no means applied, or are unsuccessful in supplying the specified effects, and major percent of recommendations applied have been by no means within the unique plans. The linkage among method improvement and supply wishes a truly transparent concentration; this can be the foremost subject that the authors handle. The booklet highlights 8 significant fallacies in handling IT, and eighteen greater practices. It then info the way to draw up technique, instigate navigation concepts and make sourcing judgements. switch and supply are an important concentration, as is infrastructure improvement. Caselets and whole size case reviews of firms akin to basic electrical, Siemens, Colonial Mutual, Charles Schwab, Macquarie financial institution, ICI, United airways, Norwich Union, Walgreens and Dell and feature been integrated to teach how concepts were effectively applied and controlled. indicates practitioners find out how to truly perform, improve and enforce a knowledge know-how strategyContains "caselets" and entire case stories of contemporary profitable implementations of data expertise innovations by means of organizationsAuthors mix a wealth of expertise and services to supply functional advice to pros

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Eds), Strategies For E-Business Success. San Francisco: Jossey Bass. 35 Plotting the course: where we need to be 2 ‘If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do’. Ancient Chinese Saying. ‘The trigger point is articulation of a business issue or opportunity which, if successfully addressed, would radically advance the achievement of vision and strategy. If there is no new idea associated with IT investment, then the most that can be expected is that some existing business idea will operate a little more efficiently as old technology (or IT provider) is replaced by new’.

This meant that GXS could not profit much from the industry’s consolidation, but must stick to organic growth and internal development. Clearly, developing an IT-based business from inside a large conglomerate is not easy. Learning 1 Strategic IT initiatives need very senior management commitment and endorsement. They also need senior business line managers’ commitment to deliver results. Nothing much happened at GE until Jack Welch bought into the Internet and the head of GEIS determined to head a new entrepreneurial venture.

2000) How to be a CEO in an information age, Sloan Management Review, Winter, 11–23. Feeny, D. (2001) E-opportunity: the strategic marketing perspective, in Willcocks, L. and Sauer, C (eds), Moving To E-Business, London: Random House, Chapter 3. 34 Strategy, IT and the strange case of missing business value Kanter, R. (2001) Evolve! Succeeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. , Willcocks, L. and Van Heck, E. (2002) The winner’s curse in IT outsourcing: avoiding relational trauma.

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