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    DescriptionDigitization of business interactions and processes is advancing full bore. But in many organizations, returns from IT investments are flatlining, even as technology spending has skyrocketed. These challenges call for new levels of IT savvy: the ability of all managers-IT or non-IT-to transform their company's technology assets into operational efficiencies that boost margins. Companies with IT-savvy managers are 20 percent more profitable than their competitors. In IT Savvy, Peter Weill and Jeanne Ross-two of the world's foremost authorities on using IT in business-explain how non-IT executives can acquire this savvy. Concise and practical, the book describes the practices, competencies, and leadership skills non-IT managers need to succeed in the digital economy. You'll discover how to: -Define your firm's operating model-how IT can help you do business -Revamp your IT funding model to support your operating model -Build a digitized platform of business processes, IT systems, and data to execute on the model -Determine IT decision rights -Extract more business value from your IT assets Packed with examples and based on research into eighteen hundred organizations in more than sixty countries, IT Savvy is required reading for non-IT managers seeking to push their company's performance to new heights.


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    Title
    IT Savvy
    Subtitle
    What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Weill, By (author) Jeanne W. Ross
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781422181010
    ISBN 10: 1422181014
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    BIC subject category V2: KJM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.1
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17850
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    DC22: 658.4
    Libri: I-BE
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BUS083000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM014000
    B&T Approval Code: A48404200, A48010000
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    BISAC V2.8: BUS041000
    B&T Approval Code: F80360000
    DC22: 004.0684, 004.068/4
    LC classification: HD30.2 .W4496 2009
    Thema V1.0: KJM
    Publisher
    Harvard Business Review Press
    Imprint name
    Harvard Business Review Press
    Publication date
    01 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Author Information
    Peter Weill is chairman of the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at MIT. Ziff-Davis and eweek.com named him twenty-fourth of the 100 most influential people in IT. Jeanne W. Ross is director of MIT CISR and founding senior editor and former editor-in-chief of MISQ Executive, a journal for managers translating research findings into action.
    Table of contents
    Preface and Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Escape the Rat Wheel Chapter 2: Clarify How the Firm Will Operate Chapter 3: Commit to a Digitizing Journey Chapter 4: Unlearn Bad Habits Chapter 5: Prioritize Your IT Portfolio Chapter 6: Lead, Learn and Leverage Appendix: How IT Savvy is Your Firm? Index About the Authors