Straight to the Top CIO Leadership in a Mobile, Social, and Cloud-Based World

ISBN-10: 1118390032
ISBN-13: 9781118390030
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: Gregory S. Smith
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Description: Part 1 focuses on the building blocks, necessary IT and communication skills needed for today’s IT management.  The first half of the book picks up where the original Straight to the Top: Becoming a World-Class CIO left off and provides clear  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/25/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Part 1 focuses on the building blocks, necessary IT and communication skills needed for today’s IT management.  The first half of the book picks up where the original Straight to the Top: Becoming a World-Class CIO left off and provides clear indications and trends on what’s driving today’s IT marketplace. Part 1 also discusses the consumerization of IT and how consumer devices (tablets, PDAs, social networking) are greatly impacting IT standards and spending. This section finishes with a chapter that highlights a new skill for the CIO – a teacher to the C-suite, which includes the CMO, the CFO, the COO, and of course the CEO. It discussed how to avoid pitfalls of IT being perceived as a back office function / department and how to move to strategic IT.Part 2 builds on the fundamentals discussed in the first half of the book and hones in on the key skills and experiences that employers and search firms are looking for when hiring a CIO.  Readers will learn what top executive recruiters are looking for when hiring for senior IT leadership positions and how to build the skills required.  This section will also discuss the impacts of cloud computing, social networking, and how to navigate the C-level suite.  Part 2 finishes with a chapter that offers CIOs another career paths after succeeding in the field of information technology.There will be a variety of tables and charts listed in the book that depict research and statistics collected supporting a variety of recommendations around IT career management, technology trends, spending statistics, and emerging technologies.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Key Change Drivers and Trends Impacting the CIO Role Today
Why the Role of the CIO Continues to Change
The State of the CIO
How Important Are Core Technology Skills?
What Did I Do to Prepare?
Recommendations
Notes
Technologies and Trends Driving Today's IT Innovation
Follow the Money
The Major Technology Trends Driving Change
Predictions for the Future
What Did I Do to Prepare?
Recommendations
Notes
IT Standards and Governance and the Impact of Consumer Devices
IT Governance and Its Benefits
How IT Trends Affect IT Governance
Portfolio Management of IT
The IT Strategic Plan
What Did I Do to Prepare?
Recommendations
Notes
Service Level Agreements: A Key to Improved Customer Expectations and Better Contracts
Service in the Age of the Customer
Service Level Agreements
Annual Staff and Customer Surveys
Vendor Scorecarding
What Did I Do to Prepare?
Recommendations
Notes
Today's CIO: The Teacher to the C-Suite
Gaps in Expectations between CIOs and CEOs and other C-Level Executives
Educating the C-Suite
Creating a High-Performing IT Team through Education
What Did I Do to Prepare?
Recommendations
Notes
The Modern-Day CIO
What Executive Recruiters Are Looking for, from Consulting Experience to Leadership Skills
How to Get Noticed
Leading Generation Y and Mentoring
Tomorrow's Leadership Skills
What Did I Do to Prepare?
Recommendations
Notes
Cloud Computing Strategies and Risks
A Cloud Computing Overview
Growth Trends and Costs
The Security and Risks of Cloud Computing
Integrating with the Cloud
What Did I Do to Prepare?
Recommendations
Notes
The Consumerization of IT
Consumer Devices Permeate the Corporate World
Growth Trends for Mobile Computing
Increasing Costs and Security
Mobile Device Management
What Did I Do to Prepare?
Recommendations
Notes
Social Media Changes Everything
Social Media Categories
Social Media Titans
Social Media Are the World's Reporters
Businesses Using Social Media
The Risks of Social Media
Facebook Fatigue?
What's Next in Social Media
What Did I Do to Prepare?
Recommendations
Notes
What's after the CIO Role?
Career Next Steps
What Did I Do to Prepare?
Recommendations
Conclusion
Notes
About the Author
Index

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