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The Resource Competing in the information age : strategic alignment in practice, edited by Jerry N. Luftman

Competing in the information age : strategic alignment in practice, edited by Jerry N. Luftman

Label
Competing in the information age : strategic alignment in practice
Title
Competing in the information age
Title remainder
strategic alignment in practice
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jerry N. Luftman
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Stemming from IBM's highly regarded Consulting Group, combining the expertise of consultants and leading academics, Competing in the Information Age shows managers how to avoid being blindsided by information technology. It outlines how to match information systems with business strategy to forge a strong competitive edge and bring powerful solutions to bear on real-world problems
  • The bottom line, Luftman contends, is that a firm must coordinate, or align, four elements: its business strategy, the strategy of its information systems, its organizational infrastructure, and its information technology infrastructure. To this end, he adds to his own expertise contributors who offer models, frameworks, and methods that can help companies in any industry discover their ideal strategic alignment. The contributors have a wide variety of backgrounds and approach information technology from a number of illuminating angles. They discuss how to distinguish between information systems that automate human skills and those that augment them; how to put together worldwide, flexible information structures that seamlessly connect people, products, and processes; and how to gauge the benefits of object-oriented programming and connected computer networks
  • A recurrent theme is the amount to which an executive should be versed in technology, with the caveat that technological jargon sometimes inhibits business opportunities. Other crucial topics include how inter- and intra-organizational systems (IOS) and Electronic Data Exchange (EDI) are creating a whole new raft of management challenges; and how corporate culture affects attitudes toward information technology. The book also offers a six-stage process of transformation to technology, with suggested roles for the CEO, CIO, and other players, and gives advice on coping with the changes and clashes sparked by new information systems. Managers also get advice on how to benchmark information technology strategic alignment, looking at the results of an IBM benchmarking project
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
658.4/038
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD58.8
LC item number
.C646 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Luftman, Jerry N
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organizational change
  • Strategic planning
  • Information technology
  • Competition
Label
Competing in the information age : strategic alignment in practice, edited by Jerry N. Luftman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Do you need an IT strategy?
  • Peter G.W. Keen
  • Managing by wire: using IT to transform a business from 'make-and-sell' to 'sense-and-respond'
  • Steve H. Haeckel and Richard L. Nolan
  • Electronic commerce and the extended enterprise
  • Benn Konsynski
  • Benchmarking IT strategic alignment
  • Patti Prairie
  • Business culture: the key to regaining competitive edge
  • Janet C. Caldow and John B. Kirby
  • Aligning business and IT strategies
  • Managing the business transformation process
  • William H. Davidson and Joseph F. Movizzo
  • IT value and the role of IT infrastructure investments
  • Peter Weill, Marianne Broadbent, and Donald R. St. Clair
  • Strategic alignment research and practice: a review and research agenda
  • James B. Thomas and Rocki-Lee Dewitt
  • Glossary of strategic alignment terminology
  • Jerry N. Luftman
  • John C. Henderson, N. Venkatraman, and Scott Oldach
  • Applying the strategic alignment model
  • Jerry N. Luftman
  • Aligning IT with new competitive strategies
  • Bart Victor, B. Joseph Pine II, and Andrew C. Boynton
  • Building global competence
  • John L. Daniels and N. Caroline Daniels
Control code
32551546
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 414 pages
Isbn
9780195090161
Isbn Type
paper)
Lccn
95009343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Competing in the information age : strategic alignment in practice, edited by Jerry N. Luftman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Do you need an IT strategy?
  • Peter G.W. Keen
  • Managing by wire: using IT to transform a business from 'make-and-sell' to 'sense-and-respond'
  • Steve H. Haeckel and Richard L. Nolan
  • Electronic commerce and the extended enterprise
  • Benn Konsynski
  • Benchmarking IT strategic alignment
  • Patti Prairie
  • Business culture: the key to regaining competitive edge
  • Janet C. Caldow and John B. Kirby
  • Aligning business and IT strategies
  • Managing the business transformation process
  • William H. Davidson and Joseph F. Movizzo
  • IT value and the role of IT infrastructure investments
  • Peter Weill, Marianne Broadbent, and Donald R. St. Clair
  • Strategic alignment research and practice: a review and research agenda
  • James B. Thomas and Rocki-Lee Dewitt
  • Glossary of strategic alignment terminology
  • Jerry N. Luftman
  • John C. Henderson, N. Venkatraman, and Scott Oldach
  • Applying the strategic alignment model
  • Jerry N. Luftman
  • Aligning IT with new competitive strategies
  • Bart Victor, B. Joseph Pine II, and Andrew C. Boynton
  • Building global competence
  • John L. Daniels and N. Caroline Daniels
Control code
32551546
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 414 pages
Isbn
9780195090161
Isbn Type
paper)
Lccn
95009343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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