"…is a must-read for IT professionals who are scrambling to keep up with the implications of new technologies and a book for their colleagues who need to interface with them." (impressionsthroughmedia.com
, March 28, 2010)
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THE Next Wave of Technologies Opportunities in Chaos
The worlds of technology, business, and people are colliding faster and more intensely than ever before. Organizations today face increasing pressures to respond to innovation, maintain operational excellence, and improve financial performance while trying to keep costs at an absolute minimum. With each technological advance comes not only enormous possibility for organizations to grow and succeed, but also the need to understand these new technologies—and then actually use them effectively.
Featuring practical, real-world advice on the hottest IT topics from a panel of world-class experts—including renowned senior executives, authors, IT practitioners, journalists, thought leaders, and pundits, The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos provides a veritable toolbox of the latest and most effective solutions for your organization to put its next set of competitive and strategic business practices in motion.
This complete guide helps you move forward to drive business value with solutions that are not only useful, but also transcend the buzzwords, the noise, and yes, the chaos. Here, you will:
Learn to assess the threats and opportunities created by disruptive technologies
Discover insights and best practices for averting undesirable outcomes
Know the right questions to ask to ensure successful implementation of new technologies
Understand the latest tools for managing organizational data
Find out the essentials, best practices, and pitfalls of SaaS, cloud computing, business intelligence, open source software, social media, and other emerging technologies
Understand the intersection of people, business, and technologies that make these trends work
It's time to take IT seriously again. The Next Wave of Technologies takes you there with smarter ways to get work done and the exciting new technologies that can help.