Information architecture combines IT skills with business skillsin order to align the IT structure of an organization with themission, goals, and objectives of its business. This friendlyintroduction to IT architecture walks you through the myriad issuesand complex decisions that many organizations face when setting upIT systems to work in sync with business procedures.
Veteran IT professional and author Kirk Hausman explains thebusiness value behind IT architecture and provides you with anaction plan for implementing IT architecture procedures in anorganization. You'll explore the many challenges that organizationsface as they attempt to use technology to enhance their business'sproductivity so that you can gain a solid understanding of theelements that are required to plan and create an architecture thatmeets specific business goals.
While companies look to technology more than ever to enhanceproductivity, you should look to IT Architecture For Dummiesfor guidance in this field.
With rare insight, expert technology strategist Peter Highemphasizes the acute need for IT strategy to be developed not in avacuum, but in concert with the broader organizational strategy.This approach focuses the development of technology tools andstrategies in a way that is comprehensive in nature and designedwith the concept of value in mind. The role of CIO is no longer"just" to manage IT strategyâinstead, the successfulexecutive will be firmly in tune with corporate strategy and adriver of a technology strategy that is woven into overall businessobjectives at the enterprise and business unit levels.
High makes use of case examples from leading companies toillustrate the various ways that IT infrastructure strategy can bedeveloped, not just to fall in line with business strategy, but toactually drive that strategy in a meaningful way. His ideas aredesigned to provide real, actionable steps for CIOs that bothincrease the executive's value to the organization and unitebusiness and IT in a manner that produces highly-successfuloutcomes.
While function, innovation, and design remain key elements tothe development and management of IT infrastructure and operations,CIOs must now think beyond their primary purview and recognize thevalue their strategies and initiatives will create for theorganization. With Implementing World Class IT Strategy, theroadmap to strategic IT excellence awaits.
The Agile Architecture Revolution places IT trends intothe context of Enterprise Architecture, reinventing EnterpriseArchitecture to support continuous business transformation. Itfocuses on the challenges of large organizations, while placingsuch organizations into the broader business ecosystem thatincludes small and midsize organizations as well as startups.
Laying out a multidimensional vision for achieving agilearchitectures, this book discusses the crisis points that promisesudden, transformative change, unraveling how organizations'spending on IT will continue to undergo radical change over thenext ten years.
Many large enterprises are feeling pressure from the rapid digitalization of the world: digital disruptors attack unexpectedly with brand-new business models; the "FaceBook generation" has dramatically different user expectations; and a whole slew of new technologies has become available to everyone with a credit card. This is tough stuff for enterprises that have been, and still are, very successful, but are built around traditional technology and organizational structures. "Turning the tanker", as the need to transform is often described, has become a board room-level topic in many traditional enterprises. Not as easily done as said.
Chief IT Architects and CTOs play a key role in such a digital transformation endeavor. They combine the technical, communication, and organizational skill to understand how a tech stack refresh can actually benefit the business, what "being agile" and "DevOps" really mean, and what technology infrastructure is needed to assure quality while moving faster. Their job is not an easy one, though: they must maneuver in an organization where IT is often still seen as a cost center, where operations means "run" as opposed to "change", and where middle-aged middle-management has become cozy neither understanding the business strategy nor the underlying technology. It's no surprise then that IT architects have become some of the most sought-after IT professionals around the globe.
This book aims to equip IT architects with the skills necessary to become effective not just in systems architecture, but also in shaping and driving the necessary transformation of large-scale IT departments. In todayâs world, technical transformation and organizational transformation have become inseparable.
Organized into 37 episodes, this book explains:
Armed with these insights, architects and CTOs will be able to ride the Architect Elevator up and down the organization to instill lasting change.
Innovation and Scaling for Impact forces us to reassess how social sector organizations create value. Drawing on a decade of research, Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair transcend widely held misconceptions, getting to the core of what a sound impact strategy entails in the nonprofit world. They reveal an overlooked nexus between investments that might not pan out (innovation) and expansion based on existing strengths (scaling). In the process, it becomes clear that managing this tension is a difficult balancing act that fundamentally defines an organization and its impact.
The authors examine innovation pathologies that can derail organizations by thwarting their efforts to juggle these imperatives. Then, through four rich case studies, they detail innovation archetypes that effectively sidestep these pathologies and blend innovation with scaling. Readers will come away with conceptual models to drive progress in the social sector and tools for defining the future of their organizations.
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