Agility: Competing and Winning in a Tech-Savvy Marketplace
Insider secrets to competing-and winning-in the tech-savvy marketplace
The new generation of technology savvy workers is changing the way we look at productivity. Agility uniquely describes how technology agility impacts your business's performance and can become a critical success factor. A must-read for leaders defining business strategy and technology implementation, the methodology it describes will show how to measure and drive technology adoption and the derived impact on business results.
- Includes international cases of various industries, from industry leaders
- Incorporates the ideas of flexibility, balance, adaptability, and coordination under one umbrella
- Uniquely describes how technology agility impacts business performance
What differentiates Audi, BMW and Mercedes or GM? Understanding it can make or break the future of an organization. Agility makes it clear: the digital divide will be seen in those who take full advantage of the technology versus those merely have it.
CHAPTER 1: Leading into the future.
Key Forecast of it Trends and Spends.
Leading by Example.
CHAPTER 2: Maximum Ride: Owning Technology versus just Using IT.
How the World Is Changing.
Current Research in Enterprise Architecture.
Making Quantum Leaps and Not Just Incremental Changes.
Microsoft's Structured Approach.
Infrastructure Maturity and the Impact on Core Business Performance.
A Note about Case Studies and the Infrastructure Optimization model.
CHAPTER 3: Optimizing for Agility: A Different Way to View Your Business.
Individual, Organizaton or Information Technology: Where Do You Start?
Role of Place, People, and Technology.
Capabilities: The Areas of Optimization.
CHAPTER 4: Technology as the Competitive Edge.
Auto, Finance, Healthcare, Public Sector View Comparison.
CHAPTER 5: Business Impact: Technology Solutions from the Shop Floor to the Top Floor.
IT as Business Enabler Instead of Cost Center.
Creating Business Intelligence from Data Overload.
Improving Customer Contact through Web Site Design and Database Magic.
Streamlining the Product Development Cycle.
Retaining Confidentiality while Operating “in a Cloud”.
Managing Suppliers and Inventory.
Security,Security, and More Security.
Working Anywhere, Any Time.
Making Sustainability Part of the Bottom Line.
CHAPTER 6: Assessing Your Situation.
Where Is Your Starting Position?
Analyzing Where You Want to Go.
Define Where You Want to Be.
Where to Begin?
CHAPTER 7: Makint It Happen.
The Big Picture Goals During Change.
Optimizing for Simplicity and Agility.
Off-the-Shelf Solutions versus Customization.
Building Your A Team.
Ongoing Upgrades: Moving from “Old” to “Always Fresh”.
Adoption Made Easier: Moving Data, Training People.
CHAPTER 8: Optimizing Your Workforce: Leveraging the New with the Old.
Technology Immigrants and Digital Natives.
Getting Everyone Across the Chasm.
Social Networking: A Tool from Home Goes to Work.
Sector Influence on Change.
Old Dogs, New Kids, and the Naysayers.
CHAPTER 9: Starting Over to Stay Ahead.