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Shaping the IT Organization — The Impact of Outsourcing and the New Business Model

Authors: Gouge, Ian

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More and more, the shape of the IT organization is critical to business systems delivery, yet all too often this definition is approached in a haphazard fashion - often based on old theory and out-dated experiences rather than being moulded to the realities of the world in which we work. Shaping the IT Organization considers how one should go about the moulding of an IT function in order to ensure effective output from the resources within that organization. It focuses on understanding precisely the elements and challenges within such a definition. Key topics covered: What is an organization?: Issues and key considerations for IT from an organizational perspective, including the idea of the 'organization lifecycle' and the very real impact this can have within the IT environment. Why change?: The impact of generic business approaches demanded by current business models and pressures. Solutions vs Products: The IT organizational impact of moving from a product-based to a solutions-based business model. Outsourcing: The increasing trend to place critical elements of IT's delivery capability outside the core business means that IT functions are often poorly aligned to both manage these relationships and rise to the challenges that outsourcing offers. Resource Management: Fundamental questions about people and the need to adapt resource management approaches to take a radical approach to how we both manage and empower the people within those models in order to deliver what is required.

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"This book is an excellent introduction to the business issues that shape IT organisations … . suitable for IT professionals moving into management. … The author uses a consistent approach of introducing subjects by comparison. … This book has been thoroughly researched, is well structured, easy to read, and maintains a consistent subject focus. … is a good starter guide for those new to the managerial and business aspects of an organisation." (Katie Walsh, Computer Bulletin, July, 2004)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-3937-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shaping the IT Organization — The Impact of Outsourcing and the New Business Model
Authors
Series Title
Practitioner Series
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-85233-852-7
DOI
10.1007/b97523
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-85233-727-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-3937-9
Series ISSN
1439-9245
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 210
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