Information Theory and Best Practices in the IT Industry

Authors: Mohapatra, Sanjay

  • ​The case studies included have been discussed from organizations from different countries, providing a global perspective to the book
  • Presents in-depth analysis on different types of benchmarking, helping companies choose the right benchmarking practice for their organization
  • Presents applied IT research utilizing the author’s background as respected consultant​
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About this book

​​​The importance of benchmarking in the service sector is well recognized as it helps in continuous improvement in products and work processes. Through benchmarking, companies have strived to implement best practices in order to remain competitive in the product- market in which they operate. However studies on benchmarking, particularly in the software development sector, have neglected using multiple variables and therefore have not been as comprehensive. Information Theory and Best Practices in the IT Industry fills this void by examining benchmarking in the business of software development and studying how it is affected by development process, application type, hardware platforms used, and many other variables.

Information Theory and Best Practices in the IT Industry begins by examining practices of benchmarking productivity and critically appraises them. Next the book identifies different variables which affect productivity and variables that affect quality, developing useful equations that explaining their relationships. Finally these equations and findings are applied to case studies. Utilizing this book, practitioners can decide about what emphasis they should attach to different variables in their own companies, while seeking to optimize productivity and defect density.

About the authors

Sanjay Mohapatra received his B.E. from NIT Rourkela, M.Tech from IIT Madras, PGDBM XIMB, India and PhD from Utkal University. Professor Mohapatra has more than 25 years of combined industry and academic experience. He has worked in various capacities in organizations like Hindusthan Aeronautics Limited, Larsen & Toubro, PricewaterHouse, Infosys, Polaris & J&B Software. His teaching interests are in IT Strategy and Management Information Systems and research interests are in the area of IT enabled processes. He has authored/co-authored nine books, several papers in national and international referred journals and conferences.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book explores best practices of the information technology (IT) industry to provide and obtain information and knowledge. … The author has provided a serious work on benchmarking best practices and underlines the critical importance it plays in software engineering. The book would be of interest to managers and programmers, in both industry and academia.” (Michael Goldberg and R. Goldberg, ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2013)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mohapatra, Sanjay

    Pages 1-9

  • Literature Review

    Mohapatra, Sanjay

    Pages 11-83

  • Research Objective, Hypotheses and Methodology

    Mohapatra, Sanjay

    Pages 85-102

  • Benchmarking Practices: Analysis and Assessment

    Mohapatra, Sanjay

    Pages 103-138

  • Testing of Hypotheses and Validations Through Cases

    Mohapatra, Sanjay

    Pages 139-163

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Hardcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9369-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Information Theory and Best Practices in the IT Industry
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3043-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3043-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3042-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9369-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 216
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