IT Managerâs Handbook, Third Edition, provides a practical reference that you will return to again and again in an ever-changing corporate environment where the demands on IT continue to increase. Make your first 100 days really count with the fundamental principles and core concepts critical to your success as a new IT Manager. This is a must-read for new IT managers and a great refresher for seasoned managers trying to maintain expertise in the rapidly changing IT world.
This latest edition includes discussions on how to develop an overall IT strategy as well as demonstrate the value of IT to the company. It will teach you how to: manage your enterpriseâs new level of connectivity with a new chapter covering social media, handheld devices, and more; implement and optimize cloud services to provide a better experience for your mobile and virtual workforce at a lower cost to your bottom line; integrate mobile applications into your companyâs strategy; and manage the money, including topics such as department budgets and leasing versus buying. You will also learn how to work with your customers, whomever those might be for your IT shop; hire, train, and manage your team and their projects so that you come in on time and budget; and secure your systems to face some of today's most challenging security challenges.
This book will appeal to new IT managers in all areas of specialty, including technical professionals who are transitioning into IT management.
Simon is a seasoned Enterprise Architect who joins a corporation in New York as their first-ever Vice President of Enterprise Architecture. On his very first day, he meets the global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who asks Simon What do you do? Simon`s reply triggers the CEO to respond in a way that our hero least expects. What follows is a journey across continents and oceans in which Simon uncovers the true meaning of Enterprise Architecture, who is doing it, and how successful they are.
On his travels, Simon teams up with senior executives around the world to integrate Enterprise Architecture into their strategies and business plans, and to innovate in the architecture of their enterprise. Everyone he meets has some wisdom to offer, and is looking for his in return. Finally, Simon has to make a choice between the kind of Enterprise Architect he used to be and the one he has become.
Join the characters in this sequel to the highly-acclaimed business novel fruITion, as they contribute to Simon`s journey and he makes his final choice. Share in his thoughts and experiences, and observe key messages along the journey.
Potts weaves another story of drama and intrigue which is a must read for any CEO or Enterprise Architect looking to design a business to achieve sustainable performance. As Enterprise Architects continue to discover their relevance and value-add, Potts lives up to his reputation by interrupting with a dose of common sense and challenging insights which will make business leaders pause and reflect. Chris ParkerSenior Vice President and CIO, LeasePlan Corporation
Potts conveys the important message that an enterprise needs an enterprising and architecting culture to be successful as a coherent business.Dr. John GotzeChief Editor, Journal of Enterprise Architecture
For organizations operating in a modern business environment, adopting the latest information technologies (IT) is of paramount importance. Organizational decision makers are increasingly interested in IT acquisition, constantly seeking the most advanced solutions in order to give their constituents a distinct competitive advantage.
Managing Enterprise Information Technology Acquisitions: Assessing Organizational Preparedness provides leaders and innovators with research and strategies to make the most of their options involving IT and organizational management approaches. This book will serve as a critical resource for leaders, managers, strategists, and other industry professionals who must be prepared to meet the constant changes in the field of information technologies in order to effectively guide their organizations and achieve their respective goals.
Uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year by missionary Sarah Young.
Jesus Calling is a devotional filled with uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year.Â After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her.Â It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue.Â She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but journaling helped her grow closer to God.Â Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her messages.Â They are written from Jesus' point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling.Â It is Sarah's fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure.
Critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera combine their talents in this smart, funny, heartfelt collaboration about two very different boys who canât decide if the universe is pushing them togetherâor pulling them apart.
ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, itâs that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldnât be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriendâs things.
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them . . . ?
Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.
Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.
But what if they canât nail a first date even after three do-overs?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work and Ben doesnât try hard enough?
What if life really isnât like a Broadway play?
But what if it is?
Massive, disruptive change is coming to IT as software as a service (SaaS), SOA, mashups, Web 2.0, and cloud computing truly come of age. Now, one of the worldâs leading IT innovators explains what itÂ all meansâcoherently, thoroughly, and authoritatively.
Writing for IT executives, architects, and developers alike, world-renowned expert David S. Linthicum explains why the days of managing IT organizations as private fortresses will rapidly disappear as IT inevitably becomes a global community. He demonstrates how to run IT when critical elements of customer, product, and business data and processes extend far beyond the firewallâand how to use all that information to deliver real-time answers about everything from an individual customerâs credit to the location of a specific cargo container.
Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise offers a clear-eyed assessment of the challenges associated with this new worldâand offers a step-by-step program for getting there with maximum return on investment and minimum risk. Using multiple examples, Linthicum
If youâre ready to begin driving real competitive advantage from cloud computing, this book is the start-to-finish roadmap you need to make it happen.
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