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Executive Guide to Preventing Information Technology Disasters

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Recent and well-publicised disasters have highlighted the fact that organisations of all kinds - from healthcare to aerospace - are critically dependent on Information Technology systems. The prevention of catastrophic I.T. failure is now an essential part of management.
In this thought-provoking guide for executives and managers Richard Ennals argues that the critical factor is not technology, but people and communication.

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Overview

Recent and well-publicised disasters have highlighted the fact that organisations of all kinds - from healthcare to aerospace - are critically dependent on Information Technology systems. The prevention of catastrophic I.T. failure is now an essential part of management.
In this thought-provoking guide for executives and managers Richard Ennals argues that the critical factor is not technology, but people and communication.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540199281
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Series: Executive Guides Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 187
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Historical and Technical Perspectives 41
3 Culture, Competence and Complexity 53
4 Issues of Integration 71
5 Management Dilemmas 89
6 Learning from Experience 112
7 Information Technology and Business Ethics: Case Studies 131
8 Information Technology Consultancy 149
9 Ways Forward 159
References and Bibliography 173
Name Index 181
Subject Index 183
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