IT Strategy: Issues and Practices, Global Edition

Author: James D McKeen,Heather A Smith

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292080272

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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For undergraduate or graduate courses in IT Strategy or Management Using IT to deliver business value IT Strategy: Issues and Practices, Third Edition provides a critical issues perspective that shows students how to deliver business value. As with the first two editions, this revision combines the insights of senior IT managers with academic research, bringing IT management to life and demonstrating how IT strategy plays out in contemporary business. This edition has been overhauled in order to reflect the most important issues facing IT managers today. Teaching and Learning Experiences Use a program that presents a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Focus on IT management: Because IT is an important part of successful business strategy; the text focuses management skills so a wider range of business professionals will find it useful. Offer real-world current context: Real-world content found in chapter mini-cases and reading materials makes the material more relevant to students and prepares them for their field.
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The Web at Graduation and Beyond

Business Impacts and Developments

Author: Gottfried Vossen,Frank Schönthaler,Stuart Dillon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331960161X

Category: Computers

Page: 292

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This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the rapidly changing world of Web-based business technologies and their often-disruptive innovations. The history of the Web is a short one. Indeed many college graduates today were not even born when the Web first emerged. It is therefore an opportune time to view the Web as having reached the point of graduation. The Web has led to new ways in which businesses connect and operate, and how individuals communicate and socialize; related technologies include cloud computing, social commerce, crowd sourcing, and the Internet of Things, to name but a few. These developments, including their technological foundations and business impacts, are at the heart of the book. It contextualizes these topics by providing a brief history of the World Wide Web, both in terms of the technological evolution and its resultant business impacts. The book was written for a broad audience, including technology managers and students in higher education. It is also intended as a guide for people who grew up with a background in business administration or engineering or a related area but who, in the course of their career paths, have reached a point where IT-related decisions have become their daily business, e.g., in digital transformation. The book describes the most important Web technologies and related business applications, and especially focuses on the business implications of these technologies. As such, it offers a solid technology- and business-focused view on the impact of the Web, and balances rules and approaches for strategy development and decision making with a certain technical understanding of what goes on “behind the scenes.”
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IT STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT

Author: DUBEY, SANJIVA SHANKAR

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120352351

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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IT Strategy and Management, in its third edition, has now become an essential compendium for management and technical students joining the workforce, and the young managers who are already in the business world. This is simply because businesses are becoming increasingly global, and they need a well laid out IT strategy and well-orchestrated IT management to meet increasing customer expectations and international competition. This concise yet comprehensive edition is designed to suit the needs of the students of MBA/PGDM/B.Tech/MCA and MSc (IT) for a course/paper on IT Strategy and Management. This textbook aims to equip students with IT strategy, planning and management with latest management frameworks, researched principles and proven best practices. It gives an in-depth study of managing IT as a strategic resource, and explains how to prepare an effective plan for implementing IT strategy. It further covers the complete life cycle of IT management covering IT projects and program management, IT service management, planning and measuring returns from IT investment, and management of IT led change in the organization. In addition, it has a complete chapter on computer ethics, IPR management, and Indian cyber laws dealing with cybercrime. Several case studies having an Indian context are added along with the multiple choice questions, wide references and bibliography making this book further useful.
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Strategic Planning for Information System, 3rd Ed, 2002

Information Systems

Author: John Wiley & Sons, Inc

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 641

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volume of recent research, articles, reports and books. However, some of the seminal work in the IS strategy area is still very relevant today even though it may have been written 10, or even 20, years ago. We have drawn on this, together with the more recent research. On occasions, we have modernized some of the language to reflect the vocabulary of today better. One of us is old enough to remember the first appearance of ‘e’ with eDP! In developing the contents of this book, we have also drawn on the work of many others. We recognize the contributions that these researchers and writers have made to the contents at appropriate points in the book.We hope that we have been able to bring it all together in a coherent and readable volume. Over the years, we have worked with hundreds of business and IS/IT executives and managers. Their knowledge, insights and experience and their use of many of the ideas, models and frameworks Preface to the Third Edition Since the second edition of this book appeared in 1996, we have seen Information Technology (IT) become an increasingly integral component of everyone’s working life and personal environment. IT is now ubiquitous and enables a degree of connectivity that was difficult to envisage even 10 years ago. The technology has evolved rapidly, producing significant advances in its capabilities and hence the business options and opportunities now available. Without doubt, the Internet has evolved into a significant business opportunity—when the second edition was published, Amazon.com, the doyen of the Internet, had only just come into being. Indeed, since the second edition the socalled ‘dot.com bubble’ has inflated and burst leaving much in its wake. Apart from the spectacular failures, many companies are now downgrading their forays into the world of cyberspace; many online ventures are even dropping their dot.com names. Despite this, there is no doubt that we have still only scratched the surface of the possibilities. Interactive digital television (iDTV) offers great promise in bringing the Internet and new broadcast services directly into the homes of consumers. Wireless technologies are poised to provide further opportunities to organizations as both employees and customers become less dependent on location in carrying out their jobs and conducting business. In the six years since the last edition, the language of information systems and technology (IS/IT) has also changed. E-commerce and ebusiness have come into common business parlance and even entered the home via TV advertising! While e is largely a relabelling of what was previously known as IS/IT, there are a number of new dimensions in the use of IT implied by e. These are considered in this edition. Perhaps, most importantly, the introduction of these new terms attracted increasing senior management interest in IS/IT and its importance to their organiza- TEAMFLY Team-Fly® tions. Unfortunately, the over-hyped promises have left many senior executives more uncertain than ever before about what can actually be achieved through IT use. One IT director summed up the dramatic changes in sentiment by saying, ‘in 2000 you could get any amount of money by putting an e in front; but in 2001 anything with an e had no chance of funding!’ The late 1990s also witnessed a push to manage corporate knowledge, as organizational success became increasingly dependent on its intellectual rather than its physical assets. Technology is seen as a key enabler of knowledge management (KM), yet many technology-driven KM initiatives have floundered. While managing information has proved difficult, we still have much to learn about how knowledge can be effectively managed before we can begin to understand how best to deploy technology and ‘systems’ in this context. Large enterprise-wide systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications, are being implemented by organizations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations, by adopting new business models and through greater integration of processes and information use. The scale and complexity of these systems has proved a challenge to both IS specialists, in terms of implementation, and business management, in terms of identifying and managing the business changes essential to gaining benefits from these very expensive investments. The greater use of ‘outsourcing’ for significant aspects of IS/IT supply reflects the increasing sophistication and maturity of the IT industry and provides a challenge to optimize internal and external resourcing options to meet the range of business IS/IT needs. Undoubtedly, the recession of the early 1990s, and the resulting financial pressures, focused management on cost and supply issues, and perhaps increased the rate of outsourcing. Application service providers (ASPs) are now on the horizon poised to have an impact on the provisioning of applications. No longer is it necessary to make a decision either to ‘make’ or ‘buy’, but now we must also include ‘rent’ in the options. Experience has shown that, while outsourcing is a valid part of any strategy, outsourcing the development and management of the strategy itself can lead to serious business problems. Over the same period, much more has been learned about the practicalities of managing IS/IT strategically and the issues and factors that influence the success of the process in both the short and the long term. This edition considers both the implications of the developments in IS/IT and the most useful of the recent thinking and experiences concerning IS/IT strategic management. Although some things have moved forward since the second edition, many of the issues that were relevant then remain so today. Managing Preface to the Third Edition xi IS/IT successfully is perhaps even more difficult in today’s environment of faster business change combined with greater choices in IS/IT supply. The turbulence in both business and IS/IT environments may explain why, despite the increasing criticality of IS/IT for business, surveys continue to show that most IS/IT investments still fail to deliver the expected benefits to the organization. Many organizations are still concerned that IS/IT expenditure does not produce demonstrable ‘value for money’. As stated in the preface to the second edition, the following example problems can still result from the lack of a coherent strategy for IS/IT investment: . Business opportunities are missed; the business may even be disadvantaged by the IS/IT developments of others. Systems and technology investments do not support the business objectives and may even become a constraint to business development. . Lack of integration of systems and ineffective information management produces duplication of effort, inaccurate and inadequate information for managing the business. . Priorities are not based on business needs, resource levels are not optimal, project plans are consistently changed. Business performance is not improved, costs are high, solutions are of poor quality and IS/IT productivity is low. . Technology strategy is incoherent, incompatible options are selected and large sums of money are wasted attempting to
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Computing Handbook, Third Edition

Information Systems and Information Technology

Author: Heikki Topi,Allen Tucker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439898545

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1522

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Computing Handbook, Third Edition: Information Systems and Information Technology demonstrates the richness and breadth of the IS and IT disciplines. The second volume of this popular handbook explores their close links to the practice of using, managing, and developing IT-based solutions to advance the goals of modern organizational environments. Established leading experts and influential young researchers present introductions to the current status and future directions of research and give in-depth perspectives on the contributions of academic research to the practice of IS and IT development, use, and management Like the first volume, this second volume describes what occurs in research laboratories, educational institutions, and public and private organizations to advance the effective development and use of computers and computing in today’s world. Research-level survey articles provide deep insights into the computing discipline, enabling readers to understand the principles and practices that drive computing education, research, and development in the twenty-first century.
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Information Technology Control and Audit, Third Edition

Author: Sandra Senft,Frederick Gallegos

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439838607

Category: Computers

Page: 774

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The headline-grabbing financial scandals of recent years have led to a great urgency regarding organizational governance and security. Information technology is the engine that runs modern organizations, and as such, it must be well-managed and controlled. Organizations and individuals are dependent on network environment technologies, increasing the importance of security and privacy. The field has answered this sense of urgency with advances that have improved the ability to both control the technology and audit the information that is the lifeblood of modern business. Reflects the Latest Technological Advances Updated and revised, this third edition of Information Technology Control and Audit continues to present a comprehensive overview for IT professionals and auditors. Aligned to the CobiT control objectives, it provides a fundamental understanding of IT governance, controls, auditing applications, systems development, and operations. Demonstrating why controls and audits are critical, and defining advances in technology designed to support them, this volume meets the increasing need for audit and control professionals to understand information technology and the controls required to manage this key resource. A Powerful Primer for the CISA and CGEIT Exams Supporting and analyzing the CobiT model, this text prepares IT professionals for the CISA and CGEIT exams. With summary sections, exercises, review questions, and references for further readings, it promotes the mastery of the concepts and practical implementation of controls needed to effectively manage information technology resources. New in the Third Edition: Reorganized and expanded to align to the CobiT objectives Supports study for both the CISA and CGEIT exams Includes chapters on IT financial and sourcing management Adds a section on Delivery and Support control objectives Includes additional content on audit and control of outsourcing, change management, risk management, and compliance
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CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition

Author: Peter H. Gregory

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259583805

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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This up-to-date self-study system offers 100% coverage of every topic on the 2016 version of the CISA exam The fully revised new edition delivers complete coverage of every topic on the latest release of the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam. Written by an IT security and auditing expert, CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition, covers all five exam domains developed by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). This effective self-study system features learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, in-depth explanations of each topic, and accurate practice questions. Each chapter includes Exam Tips that highlight key exam information, hands-on exercises, a chapter summary that serves as a quick review, and end-of-chapter questions that simulate those on the actual exam. Designed to help you pass the CISA exam with ease, this trusted guide also serves as an ideal on-the-job reference. The latest edition of this trusted resource offers complete, up-to-date coverage of all the material included on the latest release of the Certified Information Systems Auditor exam. Written by an IT security and audit expert, CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition covers all five exam domains developed by ISACA®. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the CISA exam with ease, this comprehensive guide also serves as an essential on-the-job reference for new and established IS auditors. COVERS ALL EXAM TOPICS, INCLUDING: • IT governance and management • Information systems audit process • Information systems life-cycle management • IT service delivery and infrastructure • Information asset protection Electronic content includes: • 400 practice exam questions in the Total Tester exam engine--take full-length practice exams or customizable quizzes by exam topic (Windows only)
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Better Practices of Project Management Based on IPMA competences - 3rd revised edition

Author: John Hermarij

Publisher: Van Haren

ISBN: 9087537964

Category: Education

Page: 694

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For trainers free additional material of this book is available. This can be found under the "Training Material" tab. Log in with your trainer account to access the material. This revised edition is the first text book In English specially developed for training for IPMA-D and IPMA-C exams. In this 3rd edition, the text has been restructured to better align the content with the order of the competence elements in the ICB version 3, divided into Technical competences, Behavioral competences and Contextual competences. For this reason it has been improved as a study book for everyone studying for the IPMA-D and IPMA-C exams. Besides that it is a extremely rich source book for those project managers that have committed themselves to a lifelong professional development. In addition, the book had to be applicable to groups of project managers originating from diverse cultures. For this reason, this is not a book that tells how a Westerner must behave in an Arab or an Asian country, but one that looks at the different subjects covered in the ICB, as seen from diverse cultural standpoints. Each chapter is based on the same structure: Definitions, Introduction, Process Steps, Process steps, Special topics. Text boxes, additional to the main text, give additional explanation to the main text. An elaborate Index of terms allows that this book can be used as the information source to all aspects of project management.
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Information Technology Evaluation Methods and Management

Author: Wim Van Grembergen

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781878289902

Category: Computers

Page: 279

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The evaluation of IT and its business value are the subject of many academic and business discussions. Investments in IT are growing extensively, and business managers worry about the fact that the benefits might not be as high as expected. This phenomenon is often called the IT investment paradox or the IT Black Hole: large sums are invested in IT that seem to be swallowed by a large black hole without rendering many returns. How to measure the benefits of IT is the concern of this book titled Information Technology Evaluation Methods and Management. The different IT evaluation approaches and methods are discussed and illustrated with cases: traditional financial evaluations such as the return on investment, information economics and the recently introduced IT Balanced Scorecard. The latter approach is proposed as an ideal mechanism to support the IT/business alignment process and its related IT governance process. Among some of the topics included in this book are: software measurement; ERP project evaluation; strategic electronic commerce evaluation.
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Principles of Strategic Management

Author: Tony Morden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131707582X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 638

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Now published in its Third Edition, Principles of Strategic Management by Tony Morden is a proven textbook that offers a comprehensive introduction to the study and practice of strategic management. This new edition covers the fundamentals of strategic analysis and planning, strategy formulation, strategic choice, and strategy implementation. It contains new material on leadership and corporate governance, and on the strategic management of time, risk, and performance. There is a new chapter on the key issue of crisis and business continuity management. The book retains the strong international flavour of its predecessors. The book is constructed in sharply focused Parts and Chapters. The text is then broken down into accessible Sections. The presentation is clear and reader-friendly. Principles of Strategic Management is ideal for use on undergraduate, conversion masters, and MBA courses in business and management. Its reader-friendly approach also makes it suitable for block-release type courses, distance-learning programmes, self-directed study, in-company training, and continuing personal professional development.
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