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The Art of Strategic Planning for Information Technologyby Bernard Boar
Synopses & Reviews
The acclaimed IT strategic planning methodology now completely revised for the new millennium!
Bernard Boar, internationally recognized expert and IT consultant for Fortune 500 companies, overhauls his bestselling book on IT strategy to help IT professionals take on the new challenges of the hyper-competitive digital age. From assessing your business needs to setting objectives to putting your plan into gear, Boar takes you through the entire strategic planning process, showing you not only how to run your department more efficiently but also how to leverage IT resources to ensure a competitive advantage for your company.
With 50 percent new material in this edition, youll discover a wealth of proven tools and techniques for using IT as a competitive business asset, including:
Book News Annotation:
Portraying the world of information technology as a war zone, Boar sprinkles his advice with quotes from military and political strategists of the past and present. His topics include managing information technology for competitive advantage, assessment, execution, quality control, and administration. He also appends aphorisms of strategy, and includes a glossary without pronunciation guides. The second edition is said to be half new; no date is noted for the first.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Stellen Sie sich den neuen Herausforderungen! Strategische Planung in der IT-Abteilung heißt, ständig neue Entwicklungen zu implementieren, um konkurrenzfähig zu bleiben. In dieser durchgängig überarbeiteten 2. Auflage des Bestsellers vom Experten Bernard Boar wird besprochen, was IT-Spezialisten innerhalb der nächsten Jahre berücksichtigen müssen. E-Commerce, Data Warehousing und Java sind nur einige Stichworte aus dem Inhalt. (12/00)
A revision of the bestselling book that shows IT departments how to take on new challenges
As technology becomes more mainstream and accessible, companies must develop new ways to use their IT resources in order to compete. In this extensive revision, IT expert Bernard Boar provides a methodology that shows readers how to use IT as a competitive business asset. He tackles the latest challenges facing IT departments over the next several years, including how to devise a complete strategy to make the department more effective and how to choose the best strategy framework for a company. Boar also shows how technologies like e-commerce, data warehousing, architectures, and Java can be used to make a business more competitive.
About the Author
BERNARD BOAR is Vice President for Strategic Solutions at RCG Information Technology where he implements and teaches the strategy discussed in his books. A frequent speaker at conferences and lectures, he consults about his methodology all over the world. Boar is also the author of Constructing Blueprints for Enterprise IT Architectures, Strategic Thinking for Information Technology, and Practical Steps for Aligning Information Technology with Business Strategies (all from Wiley).
Table of Contents
Strategic Planning for Information Technology.
Managing IT for Competitive Advantage.
Appendix A: Aphorisms of Strategy.
Appendix B: Glossary.
Appendix C: Customer Satisfaction Measurements.
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