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Author White, Terry, 1956-

Title Reinventing the IT department / Terry White.

Imprint Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Books 24x7 IT E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xv, 356 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Computer weekly professional series
Computer weekly professional series.
Note Title from title screen.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: days of wine and roses; Mirror mirror: 'outside perceptions of the in-house IT function; Next stop the cliff edge: business trends in the new world; If we're so clever why can't we think? new rules for IT; Touchy/feely, the soft stuff is hard, the new business/IT relationship; What's ours alone? the new IT cornerstone: architecture; The 'Canute' effect: bringing new technologies in; Rules about rules, standards, methods, tools; Running the race: providing IT solutions; The home fires: core production; Thinking ahead: new strategy processes; Self-organising: the new IT people; All change, mind the gap, some change management principles; Last round please: final observations.
Summary 'Reinventing the Information Technology Department' is both anecdotal and informal but deals with a subject which is of vital interest to Chief Information Officers and IT Managers, addressing questions such as: * How does the IT department keep pace with business change? * How do we provide stable and responsive IT platforms? * How do we add recognised value to the organisation? * How do I reinvent my department? * How do I get onto the board? It offers an alternative view of the new roles of the in-house IT function and proposes a rethink about IT services within companies, suggesting a self-help approach to redefining/reinventing in-house IT for CIOs. The author explains that new modes of business thinking and operation are essential if a company is to succeed in the near future and in light of this covers topics such as self-organising systems, knowledge management, multi-stakeholder perspectives, and empowerment initiatives in relation to the overall business and in particular the IT function. Each chapter contains implementation templates for the readers to take themselves through the repositioning or reengineering of the IT function and their own departments. Puts forward action plans explaining how to reinvent the IT Department and keep pace with business change Explains how IT managers can add recognised value to the organisation and get on the company board.
Subject Information technology.
Electronic data processing departments -- Management.
COMPUTERS -- Reference.
COMPUTERS -- Machine Theory.
COMPUTERS -- Computer Literacy.
COMPUTERS -- Information Technology.
COMPUTERS -- Data Processing.
COMPUTERS -- Computer Science.
COMPUTERS -- Hardware -- General.
Electronic data processing departments -- Management. (OCoLC)fst00907087
Information technology. (OCoLC)fst00973089
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: White, Terry, 1956- Reinventing the IT department. Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001 0750648627 9780750648622 (DLC) 2001281318 (OCoLC)46810799
ISBN 9781429483759 (electronic bk.)
142948375X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000053318233
DEBSZ 361943423

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