Real Business of IT How CIOs Create and Communicate Value

ISBN-10: 1422147614

ISBN-13: 9781422147610

Edition: 2009

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The authors reveal that the cost mind-set, a real handicap to any business today, stems from IT leaders' inability to communicate about the business value they create, so CIOs get stuck discussing budgets rather than their contributions to the organization. Learn how to communicate effectively about value from IT investments.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Author's (Mark Ahavel) Biography The author was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963 in a Roman Catholic hospital during the middle of Vatican II (1962-'64). And his exact birthday coincides with the day that the prophet Muhammad completed is Hijrah (migration) to Medina, according to Muslim tradition, a significant event in the life of the Prophet for Muslims. In 1963, the Baha'i Faith celebrated their 100th anniversary and they established their International House of Justice on Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. From the year and the date of the author's birth, one can certainly find ecumenical and interfaith significance, perhaps a portent of his destiny. The author was baptized as an infant in a Roman Catholic parish, and was raised in a Protestant congregation and its parochial school from kindergarten to the 5th grade. These were faith-formative years for the author, raised in a Christian tradition. He felt the Call to the Ministry during his first two years of college but it was unclear what kind of ministry God was wooing him to. He completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education at a private Christian liberal arts college of his denomination by the end of 1985. He was in the seminary from 1990 to 1994, earning his Masters of Divinity degree in May 1994. He served five years in the pastoral ministry in a conservative Christian body. He was sensing God was leading him to a more ecumenical ministry. His ecumenical ministry began through creating and managing a global online prayer site In 2009, the same year, he began teaching the World Religions course at the community college as an Adjunct Instructor. The teaching of this broad course stretched his own understanding tremendously and he intensified his research in the world's religions, beyond the Judeo-Christian foundation of which he was most acquainted. He is a member in the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical Literature.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Take the Road to IT Value
Avoid the Value Traps
Show Value for Money
Master the Virtuous Cycle
Find the Sources of New Value
Assess and Select IT Investments Transparently
Integrate Technology, Business Processes, and Organizational Change
Measure the Value Delivered
The CIO-plus
There's Never Been a Better Time to Be a CIO
Notes
Index
About the Authors
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