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The New IT: How Technology Leaders are Enabling Business Strategy in the Digital Age Hardcover – January 26, 2015
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About the Author
Jill Dyché is the Vice President of Best Practices for SAS. She is also an acknowledged speaker, author, and blogger. Previously, Jill was a partner and co-founder of Baseline Consulting. She has written three books on the business value of IT, including the bestselling The CRM Handbook.
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Nailing IT hiring: The leader's hiring cheat sheet
To hire well in the new IT, leaders need to get comfortable with the irony that getting and keeping top talent has relatively little to do with the candidate’s goals and likeability. Hiring success comes from matching what the company needs with work that will challenge and fulfill the candidate. Ideally both the organization and the employee can then grow together.
The best leaders have a level of clarity about what the job is, indeed what delivery looks like, before beginning the interview process. They can answer some basic questions of their own, for instance, 'How will the candidate create value in the role?' or 'How much guidance will this position require, and how much can I realistically provide?',before beginning interviews. This infographic illustrates a representative 'cheat sheet' that hiring leaders can use as a checklist for ensuring they have all the bases covered.
Top Customer Reviews
From assessing current and future IT needs, aligning processes and technologies to tweaking corporate priorities and changing the underlying culture, a complete road map or schedule is offered, backed by case studies and commentary from industry participants. Of course, the hard work still remains but this “go-to book” will give you a lot of support and might keep you sane and focussed whilst you are fighting against your corporate colleagues.
The book’s publicity material succinctly describes matters: “The new IT is more than computing power. It balances strategy and delivery. It’s interactive and inclusive. It’s as omnipresent as the smart phone and just as revolutionary. It equips you with the tools you need to succeed in reframing the IT conversation and propelling your business forward.” This is hard to deny. The book can be a hard, challenging read but your patience may be rewarded. It could have been a little more focussed, reaching out to grab the reader and make them really understand the necessity of a specific task or process, but not at the cost of otherwise watering down the great information within. Yet some humour shined through, such as the author noting “… if I see one more Sun Tzu command in a business book, I'll burn my own armada.”
Joking aside, the author nailed perfectly how some senior executives perform.Read more ›
Jill understands what matters to business users in a world of ‘integrated technology’ where data collection and consumption are daily tasks that dictate the manner in which they operate and communicate; her book provides a straightforward, practical guide to create a new ‘IT Operations Model and Mindset’ that has been lacking for quite some time.
This single, definitive, comprehensive guide goes beyond ‘traditional content’ and provides not only a new blueprint for implementing transformative ‘IT Operations Models’, but frames-the-house in which a new ‘IT Operations Mindset’ for integrating ‘Information Technology’ (i.e. people, methods & tools) into the daily operations of the business through collaborative partnership can reside and mature.
Jill’s focused illumine on the ‘Identity Crises’ existing within many IT organizations and leaders is as daring to highlight as it is refreshing to see discussed openly. Her proposed use of the Archetypes Models to capture and define the ‘Who I Actually Am Now’, and then frame the pathway and rules to develop the ‘Who I Aspire to Be’ provides a true Journey Map to guide IT organizations and leaders through this transformation and tighter integration into the business; an à la carte menu for delivered change and value-creating collaboration.
Peter J. Mueller; Business Analytics Global Program Head – Global Pharmaceutical Company
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As an IT leader within a large global organization, I've read numerous books on IT leadership over the years. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MGT
I read many (probably far too many) books on IT management and leadership. A very few are on my "must read" list. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Dieckmann
The book, “The New IT” is a very well thought out and articulated write up that sets out a model and new rules of engagement between the chief executives both on the business and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Definitely a must-read for anyone who plans on influencing not just IT organizations but organizations as a whole. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Vernon
The author has a great command of the English language and uses it skillfully to breakdown the concepts, models, and approaches for the reader to digest. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lutcher R. Samuel III
I strongly suggest CIOs and Business Unit Managers (C-Level), who wants to transform digital era on their companies and understand IT with business perspective to read this book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ergun OZDAMAR
well written and a pragmatic view and approach to analyzing the organization. Spot on in the labeling of typical organizations.Published 9 months ago by Ghazz
This book really helped me rethink the strategies my department is currently using. I have actually recommended it to a number of other IT leaders at my company.Published 12 months ago by Tony
How to use new technologies and innovation to better position IT in the core of the business straregy. Great book to enable collaboration between business and ITPublished 12 months ago by Arturo