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- Print Length: 120 pages
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- Publisher: Axin; 1 edition (9 Feb. 2014)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ICPWVYI
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- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,855 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ian's new book Disrupt IT: A new model for IT in the digital age describes a structure and series of competencies that will make an IT function business outcome-focused in 2014 and beyond. It's thankfully written in a much more practical and conversational style than the hardcore academia of Ward and Peppard's, and as a positioning for IT leadership teams there is clear, sensible thinking here.
Cox describes how the landscape of technology in business has been transformed in recent years by the consumerisation of devices, the commoditisation of computing power and systems through the ubiquitous nature of the internet, and the resultant devolution of IT decision making out of the CIO's hands. In that world, IT management models that focus on centralised control of technology, rather than the procurement and delivery of services, are no longer fit for purpose.
To address this new set of challenges, Ian proposes a new set of core competencies for IT majoring on themes such as enterprise and data architecture and project management rather than tech in-depth. He then looks at how the CIO, the IT department and the overall organisation needs to change to make this a reality.
There's a way in which I found Cox's book a little depressing. The advice to CIO's in about their own approach can be summarised as "don't be a nerdy pillock and for heaven's sake go out and talk to people".Read more ›
Like other business books this could be condensed into something a quarter of the length, but that seems to be the norm these days.
As Ian has addressed and my experience also entails that IT is left behind to address infrastructure and other non critical business functions, even these tasks are been diminished by cloud computing.
This book helps IT professionals to gain insight on how to align, manage and create interface with key stake holders to give them value and get back into the driving seat.
IT has become a much more democratic system and dispersed across the organisation with more reliance than ever before, the question is how do CIO's support the business and bridge gaps, Ian discussed this and offers systematic solutions and with his wealth of experience built over the years this is a book that should not be ignored.
Simple to read, not too large to digest and offers advice from years of experince.
The book rightly focuses on the contribution technology can make as a differentiator giving competitive advantage. This means that CIOs and their teams need to ensure that they have a broad view of the business and a focused view of what will make a difference. The customer experience and customer behaviour are central concerns of all businesses; Technology teams need to develop the skills to ensure that their organisation can use their understanding of behaviour to give a great customer experience.
Disrupt IT has a set of practical principles for IT & CIOs to measure ourselves against as we go on the journey from service provider to a key part of the organisation’s digital future. Well worth a read.
As a seasoned IT leader, Ian outlines the key steps to take to make the successful journey from the traditional "Service Provider" IT department model to being a "Technology and Services Broker" in partnership with the business to deliver value by unlocking the opportunities the digital world presents.
I have insisted that everyone inside my organisation should read this refreshingly engaging book - you should do the same!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Several pages missing on kindle edition. Very disappointing. From what I could read it looked the businesses, shame I can't comment more!Published 11 months ago by Allan McMillan
Excellent. An "on the pulse" view of modern day IT and the changing face of the CIO role.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
In this crisp analysis, Ian articulates the digital dilemma facing CIOs today. From it's beginnings in web technologies, the new digital imperative has created new business models... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Rob Fraser
I bought this book after seeing the author at a seminar, he provided a fantastic presentation and the book just builds on some very interesting ideas that work in real life.Published 24 months ago by Carl McLaren
Ian has done a great job here summarising some essential points. The new CIO must sell the benefits of IT to the wider organisation and ensure IT are not just the guys on the third... Read morePublished on 23 Jun. 2014 by Colin Auxilion
Wonderful exposition of the impact of the digital tidal wave on traditional corporate IT. Ian Cox has written an insider's guide to how corporate IT leaders need to step up, and a... Read morePublished on 5 Jun. 2014 by Brinley Platts
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