IT Risk: Turning Business Threats into Competitive Advantage

IT Risk: Turning Business Threats into Competitive Advantage

by George Westerman, Richard Hunter
     
 

Are you exposing your business to IT risk, and leaving profit opportunities on the table? You might be if you are managing your IT risk using more traditional approaches. IT Risk, a new book based on research conducted by MIT s Center for Information Systems Research and Gartner, Inc., helps companies focus on the most pressing risks and leverage the upside

Overview


Are you exposing your business to IT risk, and leaving profit opportunities on the table? You might be if you are managing your IT risk using more traditional approaches. IT Risk, a new book based on research conducted by MIT s Center for Information Systems Research and Gartner, Inc., helps companies focus on the most pressing risks and leverage the upside that comes with vigilance.

Traditionally, managers have grouped technology risk and funding into silos. IT Risk outlines a new model for integrated risk management, which identifies three core areas you can develop to eliminate the problems that silo strategies create. The authors also offer specific ways to make the most of your new found advantage. And because IT risk is the responsibility of all senior executives not just CIOs this book describes the tools and practices in language that general managers can understand and use.

Named a top-ten managerial book of 2007 by CIO Insight magazine.

Editorial Reviews

Government Technology
IT risks directly impact business performance, and [the authors] advise business executives on how they can manage IT risk as business risk with business consequences.

Investment News
All companies should embrace a risk-aware culture.

Intelligent Enterprise
IT Risk . . . does a great job of discussing technology risk in the context of business disruption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422106662
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
08/20/2007
Series:
Gartner Series
Pages:
221
Sales rank:
935,221
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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