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Unlocking The Power Of Information Technology: Operational Excellence Is The Competitive Advantage Paperback – January 8, 2009
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About the Author
James C. Hamilton is an experienced Transformational Leader and IT Management Consultant with a very broad background in managing all aspects of Information Technology for large corporations. He has held a variety of executive and senior IT management positions within ExxonMobil, Exxon Chemical Company, Imperial Oil Limited, and TPC Group, and is currently the principal consultant at JCHamilton Consulting LLC. In these roles, he has worked with many talented individuals and learned from the best how to manage the entire spectrum of Information Technology services, including strategic planning, architecture and technology management, SAP and other application frameworks, infrastructure operations, and project and program management. With more than 20 years of IT management experience, he has seen an enormous amount of change in the technology and how it can be effectively applied. He has experienced, first hand, many different management approaches over the years, and has distilled from that what really works for the business and what has enduring value. In addition to his expertise in IT management, he is experienced in the general management skills required to run a business, including budgeting, stewardship, organizational design, and people management and development. Mr. Hamilton earned a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at Edinburgh University and an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta, where he specialized in computer control of chemical plant processes. He is a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, is PMP certified and became a designated Information Systems Professional in the Canadian Information Processing Society in 1992.
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Firstly, the book is poorly laid out and becomes difficult to follow as a result of its incohesion.
Secondly, the author is self-absorbent and patting himself on the back rather than providing discrete details regarding IT management and incorporation. Instead of usable information, all that I find are basics, generalities, and several web links and text for discounts if corporations contact his consulting business. The pompous author most likely published it in a feeble attempt to increase his consulting revenues.
I only gave 2 stars because it is cheaper than most other IT books.
If you want to read a real IT book related to IT management or IT integration into business models, then read these two books:
1) “Information Technology for Management: Advancing Sustainable, Profitable Business Growth” by Efraim Turban, Linda Volonino, and Gregory R. Wood”
2) “Information Technology for Management: Improving Strategic and Operational Performance” by Efraim Turban and Linda Volonino.
The 2 above are expensive, but phenomenaly detailed books that won’t try to upsell you and leave you without concrete usable practices.
Highly recommended for business executives and professionals who want to do a great job delivering IT services effectively and efficiently in companies today.