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Implementing World Class IT Strategy is full of useful advice, ranging from what steps to take in order to help the company and its divisions better articulate strategic plans to how best to review, refresh, and communicate these plans.–Forbes
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With rare insight, expert technology strategist Peter High emphasizes the acute need for IT strategy to be developed not in a vacuum, but in concert with the broader organizational strategy. This approach focuses the development of technology tools and strategies in a way that is comprehensive in nature and designed with the concept of value in mind. The role of CIO is no longer “just” to manage IT strategy—instead, the successful executive will be firmly in tune with corporate strategy and a driver of a technology strategy that is woven into overall business objectives at the enterprise and business unit levels.
High makes use of case examples from leading companies to illustrate the various ways that IT strategy can be developed to do more than simply fall in line with business strategy; it can actually drive that strategy in a meaningful way. His ideas are designed to provide real, actionable steps for CIOs that both increase the executive’s value to the organization and unite business and IT in a manner that produces highly successful outcomes.
While function, innovation, and design remain key elements to the development and management of IT infrastructure and operations, CIOs must now think beyond their primary purview and recognize the value their strategies and initiatives will create for the organization. With Implementing World Class IT Strategy, the roadmap to strategic IT excellence awaits.
Top Customer Reviews
The author provides a framework and set of tools that IT executives can use to develop and articulate a technology strategy in a way that is closely aligned with the overall company strategy. The discussion is easy to understand and pertinent regardless of industry, using real life examples to illustrate how the discussed solutions and frameworks have been applied to great success. Highlights of the book focus on how to develop a mission statement and strategic plans, the important role of enterprise architecture, and, critically, how to articulate and then communicate plans in a way that can be understood at all levels of the organization.
This is an important read for any IT executive who wants to develop, articulate, and communicate a strategy that clearly demonstrates how technology can be best leveraged to drive long-term business growth.
This book is about value from technology.
Most books in this genre talk about the future trends and the past history; Peter uses grounded and relevant examples of real leaders and real companies to demonstrate differentiating evidence about “the now” of creating value from technology.
The book served two purposes for me, it reinforced many of my hunches surrounding transitioning from a cost center CIO, to a value creating CIO; and it provided a framework for engaging the entire c-suite around the single focus on alignment to be an information company first – and - technology company second.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Offers an actionable path for laying out a company wide business needs based IT strategy. A good read for CIOs as wells as all stakeholders of corporate strategy to understand the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mika Majakorpi
This book helps with a good methodology to use to stimulate conversations with business units on strategy that can be inputs into the overall IT strategy and budget. Read morePublished 13 months ago by W. Lassalle
This is an excellent reference book for CIOs, IT folks, and all organizational personnel as a methodology to adopt for your organization's overall success. Read morePublished 15 months ago by James M. Dutcher - CIO - SUNY (Cobleskill campus)
Nice guide for IT strategic planning, with a compelling case for business leadership not technology leadership.Published 15 months ago by Elaine C Forsyth