Best Practices in Business Technology Management by Stephen J. Andriole

By Stephen J. Andriole

This e-book offers sturdy evaluation of company details expertise and the problems a company must consider.
The writer reinforces numerous subject matters during the ebook. because the senior expertise supervisor of a three hundred individual corporation i discovered the strategies very attention-grabbing, all although i believe the most viewers is for know-how leaders of a lot higher organizations. The publication is easily worthy a learn, it truly is written in undeniable english and has plenty of simply comprehensible graphs.

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The answer lies in business processes and business models. Technology can help here. Although I was one of the early skeptics about BPM concepts and software, I am now tilting toward BPM as the source of real business technology impact. What I like most is the assumption within the larger BPM framework © 2009 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 26 n Best Practices in Business Technology Management that business and technology are inseparable. ” BPM is initially about descriptive mapping where business technologists identify how existing business processes make (or lose) money for the company.

I suspect it would work for you as well. Revisiting the “IT Doesn’t Matter” Argument There were inklings of concern in the early 1990s, but they all disappeared when the Internet intoxicated everyone. But since 2000, there’ve been a series of challenges about the value of information technology, about whether or not information technology (IT) is still really important. strassmann. com), for example, has argued for years that investments in technology do not predict profitability or growth. ” All of these—and other—arguments were made in Nickolas Carr’s famous piece in the Harvard Business Review with the provocative title: “IT Doesn’t Matter” (May 2003).

You make the call. Still Too Many Dollars In spite of how far we’ve come and how elegant and powerful much of our information technology really is, and in spite of bear market prices, I must admit that we still spend too much money on business technology—way too much. Let’s look at what’s going on—and how we might get more bang for the buck. Way Too Pricey* Let’s start with some grim news. S. companies spend more than $8,000 per year per employee on computing and communications technology and support; on the high end there are companies that actually spend more than $20,000 per year per employee on technology.

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