Forces are at work, reshaping the very fabric of the IT organisation. Driven by our own history, changing perceptions of how technology should work and newfound, but very real, competition, IT organisations are struggling to evolve – but into what?
Whether you are an IT executive, or just beginning your career, this book offers you the key insights you need to understand what is happening and what is coming. Understanding that future, Charles Araujo blends a wide range of research and case studies to help you discover the skills you must develop in order to succeed and thrive in The Quantum Age of IT.
Charles has really nailed it for any executive struggling with IT strategy. How IT got here and where it’s going. This book really hits at the heart of what is missing in IT today and provides step-by-step approaches loaded with examples for steering the strategic course for IT in the 21st century.
Randy Steinberg, Author, ITIL Service Operation, 2011 Edition
This is the most definitive book on IT Transformation I have ever read. It clearly identifies how to perceive, treat and integrate IT as a true business function. It should be required reading for all current and aspiring CIOs, CTOs and CISOs. This paradigm shift is happening right now and this book demystifies the steps needed to make the journey successful. Bravo!!
Roman Hlutkowsky, Former SVP Human Resources and VP Operations Technology, FedEx Ground
Table of content:
1: The History of our Death (Why the Modern IT Structure Has Failed Us)
2: Consumerization, Clouds and a Change in Perspective
3: Walmart or Nordstrom? (Why You Must Choose Which You Will Be)
4: Mastering the Supply Chain and the Value Network
5: New Organizational Traits for a New Age
6: A Ticket to the Dance: Creating a Learning and Disciplined Organization
7: Key Principles of the Learning and Disciplined Organization
8: Tearing down the Wall: Creating a Transparent and Intimate Organization
9: The IT Organization Your Customer Always Wanted: Creating the Dynamic Organization
10: The People Problem: Why Your Technical Skills Will Work Against You
11: Five Skills Every IT Professional Needs Now
12: Your Road Ahead