Managing IT as A Business

Managing IT as A Business

A Survival Guide for CEOs

Book - 2004
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With Managing IT as a Business you'll get practical advice on how to unleash the full potential of this critical function so that companies can derive maximum benefit. It offers a proven plan for bridging the gap between CEOs and CIOs that has, until now, impeded their ability to work together in order to craft objectives, establish budget guidelines, and develop metrics for measuring IT value and success. In short, with this book as a guide, business leaders will learn how to manage IT as they would any other functional business unit.

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Advocating the needed transition of the IT function, from service provider to integral business unit, this book provides top management with practical insights, and helps bring today's chief information officers (CIOs) up to speed with their changing role. Lutchen (an IT business risk management specialist in private industry) outlines a six-step plan to make IT departments more successful, professional, and profitable. The steps include bringing IT into the mainstream of enterprise, linking IT strategy to corporate strategy, creating a culture of customer service and results-oriented performance, and ensuring that business units define their IT needs. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, c2004
ISBN: 9780471471042
Characteristics: xiii, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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