Introducing a Powerful New Business Model for Todayâs IT
Blogger, speaker, software executive, and bestselling author Jill DychÃ© has been thinking about leadership a lot lately. Having consulted with business and IT executives with Fortune 500 companies for most of her career, she has heard a common refrain: âWhat should we do about shadow IT?â Sheâs decided to address the answer head-on.
With the onslaught of cloud solutions, consumerization of technology, and increasingly tech-savvy business people, itâs time for a manifesto for leaders who recognizeâand are nervous aboutâthe demands of the digital age. Whether youâre an executive, department head, or IT manager, The New IT provides an action-ready blueprint for building and strengthening the role of IT in your companyâand prescribing ITâs future. Learn how to:
By using field-tested techniques to align your IT department with your corporate objectives, you can leverage the power of technology across the entire company. The New IT provides a set of tactical and experienced-based frameworks to help you and your colleagues conceive a new roadmap. It also includes real-world case studies and best practices from successful, technology-enabled companies such as Toyota, Merck, Brooks Brothers, Union Bank, and many others. Youâll hear from major industry pioneers, IT thought leaders, and other change agents who are leading the way in this new frontier. And youâll learn how to bring your business and IT together in a way that is truly transformative.
The new IT is more than computing power. It balances strategy and delivery. Itâs interactive and inclusive. Itâs as omnipresent as the smart phone and just as revolutionary. It equips you with the tools you need to succeed in reframing the IT conversation and propelling your business forward.
Praise for The New IT
âJill has penned a de Toquevillean map of the digital world. Should be a required text for every business leader in the country.âThornton May, futurist and author of The New Know
âEnterprise IT has reached an inflection point in how services are delivered and consumed, requiring our profession to undertake a transformation of our own. Jill DychÃ© describes well the challenges we face, how to assess them, and how to take action to complete the journey toward modern enterprise IT.âKimberly Stevenson, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Intel
âConversational, intuitive, and intelligent, this book goes right to the heart of governance (control), innovation (change), identity (authority), relevance (alignment), and influence (strategy). Itâs a timely book that should be read by executives across organizations.âPeter Marx, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles
âA highly readable, entertaining book that will help CIOs and their executive partners address the ongoing challenge of converting IT from a strategic liability to a strategic asset.âPeter Weill and Jeanne Ross, MIT Center for Information Research and authors of IT Governance
âEverywhere I go I hear complaints about the old IT. Jill DychÃ©'s book provides a comprehensive roadmap to changing IT to suit our analytical, consumer-driven, bring-your-own-device times!âThomas H. Davenport, Distinguished Professor, Babson College, and author of Competing on Analytics and Big Data @ Work
Successfully navigate the changing face of the CIO role
Strategic Information Technology offers CIOs a handbook for engaging with the senior management conversations surrounding strategy. The CIO role is currently undergoing a massive transition from technology-focused expert to a more strategic mindset, and this book provides proven methods for taking your seat at the table. Lessons from high-performing CIOs and a wealth of leading-edge insight provide invaluable guidance for positioning technology as a strategic driver across the business, while a focus on building the necessary connectionsâfor example, an alliance between IT and HRâprovide a multimodal approach to navigating the transition.
The evolution of the CIOâs role involves more than simply technical knowledge; the new CIO must be an influencer, an engager, and just as adept at the soft skills that become increasingly crucial as you climb the management ladder. Itâs about changing mindsets, translating hard skills into strategic advantages, and demonstrating ITâs value to the strategic decision making process. This book provides best practices, illustrative examples, and up-to-date perspective for CIOs wanting to:
Not long ago, the CIO occupied a unique place in the C-Suite. Executive by title, CIOs have nevertheless been seen as predominantly the âchief tech expertâ with little input into strategy, as IT has historically been regarded as a tool rather than a source of competitive advantage. The truth is becoming increasingly apparent, with companies around the world turning to technology in order to gain a competitive edge, and CIOs are beginning to claim their place in strategy discussions. Strategic Information Technology offers much needed guidance for a successful transformation.
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