“With compelling examples of successes and failures…provides the framework and mechanisms for uniting business and technology." --IdeaConnection Innovation
“Everyone’s trying to figure out how to get IT and the business working in harmony…offers advice on leadership, innovation, enterprise architecture, agility and more.” --CIO magazine
‘People and operational excellence have to converge in every business large or small….summary of the relevant keys to business operational excellence in Power of Convergence…apply equally well to startups." --Forbes.com
"Faisal Hoque reveals how top execs can lead the way for breakthroughs that address business values first and foremost." --CIO Insight
"...shows readers how to synchronize innovative developments with business, presenting case studies of companies that have successfully integrated the two." --China Economic Review
"Pick up The Power of Convergence as you prepare for your lunch with the CEO.” --CIO Digest
“..a great resource for business leaders who are exploring the effectiveness of their existing business/technology models.” --Integral Leadership Review
From technology giants to major airlines to government agencies, the landscape is littered with the shells of once-promising enterprises that failed to do one thing: Converge their impressive technology initiatives with their business strategies. With countless opportunities lost and billions wasted, these examples provide a much-needed wake up call that it is time to institutionalize a set of repeatable management practices to successfully run an organization.
The Power of Convergence makes the case—and lays the groundwork—for a new understanding of the role of technology in business. No technology should be developed or deployed without a full vision of how it advances business goals, addresses customer needs, or both. Beyond that, technology should be so tightly intertwined with strategy that the two drive each other, with each at the ready when market opportunity materializes—however suddenly.
With compelling examples of successes and failures at organizations from Ford Motor Company to the FBI, The Power of Convergence provides the framework and mechanisms for uniting business and technology, seeding horizontal collaborations and partnering opportunities, and capturing strategic possibilities created through convergence.
Just as the title of the review says, this is a book that tries to sell his business. This book basically pulls out some examples of what other businesses has done and create... Read morePublished 23 months ago by MGSaintz
I have never written a review before, simply because most of the time some other reviewer has done an adequate job before me and there is no reason to repeat something that has... Read morePublished 23 months ago by TheDave
I received a spam email from the company that this man founded, and that he currently runs, BTM Corporation. Read morePublished on September 29, 2011 by starvethemonster
I found the BTM framework to be an elegantly simple yet comprehensive approach for leaders to successfully link and integrate their strategic business imperatives to technology... Read morePublished on September 14, 2011 by Ian Kristic, PhD
This is a great book!
Business Strategies need to be linked to technology to be effective today. Read more
The patterns illustrated in this book provide a logic that is so often overlooked in the corporate world it's hard to believe anything gets done. Read morePublished on August 4, 2011 by lmm269
These days many books offer little more than a rehashing of facts and stats with a bit of "flavor of the day" talk tracks. Not so with this book. Real examples. Real insights. Read morePublished on August 3, 2011 by Channelmaster
Great strategic view with practical examples of why executives need to lead the way to convergence, solid advice for leadership and wise tips around frameworks and what to clearly... Read morePublished on August 3, 2011 by DFWHeat
Faisal Hoque and his fellow authors have again written a book that all executives, from the CoB, CEO and all other C-level executives should read and follow the advice given. Read morePublished on July 27, 2011 by John G. Sifonis