Becoming a Real-Time Enterprise: Harnessing the Power of RTE to Maximize Competitive Advantage


The only step-by-step guide to transforming

any company into a highly efficient, responsive,

and profitable organization

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The only step-by-step guide to transforming

any company into a highly efficient, responsive,

and profitable organization

Real-time enterprise (RTE) refers to the seamless

fusion of IT and business operations to foster

event-driven marketing, process automation, just-intime

provisioning, and readily available business intelligence.

By ensuring that the right information flows to

the right people at the right time, RTE allows companies

superior efficiency and quicker response time to

both problems and opportunities. Drawing on five

years of research at more than 30 leading companies,

Becoming a Real-Time Enterprise fills a gaping hole in the

business literature by bringing RTE down to earth for

business readers and providing a complete blueprint

for achieving real-time status.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071474795
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Behnam Tabrizi, Ph.D., is a Consulting Professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He is an internationally recognized expert on RTE and Organizational Transformation and has served as a consultant to Hewlett-Packard, Intel, IBM, IDC, Motorola, Oracle, Cisco, Honeywell, and many other major companies. Dr. Tabrizi has also held positions at the Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The real-time enterprise 1
Ch. 2 Real-time enterprise strategy and planning model 19
Ch. 3 Real-time enterprise implementation model 45
Ch. 4 The road to real-time enterprise using RFID 79
Ch. 5 Real-time in hospitals 121
Ch. 6 Cisco : the real-time enterprise role model 139
Ch. 7 AT&T : real-time transformation 157
Ch. 8 Real-time operations in stock exchanges and data service providers 183
App IT software components in an organization 201
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