Adventures of an IT Leader by Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, Shannon O'Donnell

By Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, Shannon O'Donnell

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Becoming a good IT supervisor offers a number of challenges--from awaiting rising know-how to dealing with relationships with owners, staff, and different managers. a very good IT supervisor also needs to be a robust company leader.

This e-book invitations you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton to higher comprehend the function of IT on your association. You'll see Jim battle through a hard first yr, dealing with (and fumbling) events that, even if fictional, are according to real events.

You can learn this ebook from starting to finish, or deal with is as a sequence of situations. it's also possible to bypass round to handle your such a lot urgent wishes. for instance, have to find out about situation administration and defense? learn chapters 10-12. you could formulate your individual responses to a CIO's hindrances via examining the authors' standard "Reflection" questions.

You'll flip to this e-book again and again as you face IT-related concerns on your personal profession.

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Service-oriented architecture? ” “SOA is just a fancy way of referring to efforts to get more careful about decomposing IT services into small pieces so that they can be easily combined and reused to create useful applications and so that they can deliver larger services over a network. It involves working out standards for how information will be exchanged between services. Think of it as a way of investing in infrastructure that, if we get it right, will improve our ability to create new functionality and services that support business objectives.

Before putting the pen down, he considered writing something about his encounter with the kid at Vinnie’s Bar on Friday night, and maybe something from his subsequent encounter with Davies. But he didn’t think those things were part of a system of management he might come up with. They were more like challenges, things to remember. ” Good things to keep in mind, but not for others to understand. m. . m. meeting with his executive assistant, Barton leaned over to fiddle with his Audi’s sound system.

As our IT operations gained scale, it made sense to invest in ‘infrastructure,’ common services that everyone could use. A robust database technology, security systems common to all our applications, and a big chunk of what gets called ‘middleware’ to manage interactions between different systems. We brought payroll in-house, and we acquired solid and robust systems for managing our call center operations. As we did all this, the distribution of IT spend shifted. ” *See “Ruben’s Explanation of the Evolution of IVK’s Applications Porfolio and Infrastructure” at the end of this chapter.

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