How IT can be a business enabler
The fact that IT can transform businesses in radically different and more effective
ways, is undisputed. Corporate information strategy and management focuses on
how this transformation can be achieved.
Considering the fact that the path is strewn with erstwhile ambitious implementation
failures, the radical enablement of business using IT is an uphill task. And
this is especially true, when you consider the fast pace and increasing complexity
of technology growth. The book uses case studies to illustrate the various caveats
Divided into four modules, the book has twenty case studies (spanning almost
all industry verticals). Topics dealt with in the modules include understanding
of markets and business models; building the network economy; managing networked
infrastructure and operations. The last module on managing and leading a networked
IT organization is crucial for every CTO/CIO, since it deals extensively with
topics like organization of IT functions, IT outsourcing management, implementation
risks and project management issues.
This book can certainly be passed on to the business manager. Written with minimal
usage of technological terms, it will also ensure lesser communication issues
when justifying the next investment proposal. After all, a successful IT initiative
is one in which the business also understands and participates actively.