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The world of IS presents many challenges to managers. They operatein environments that are continually changing; they face situationsthat no one has ever faced before; they have to combine effectiveorganizational and technical management techniques; and they havesignificant responsibilities to the organization. But IS is not asspecial as many managers think it is. There is much to learn fromother disciplines and more experienced business managers. It isonly by looking at the management aspects of IS — as opposedto the technical aspects — that these become clear. ManagementChallenges in IS presents new ways of approaching, and dealingwith, the common problems and opportunities facing today’s ISmanager. The book is designed to benefit anyone who wants tounderstand IS management issues from a practitioner perspective.There are four major themes — each based on a topic selectedas being critical in IS management. In each, the ideas, issues andstrategies are scrutinized by other practising managers. At the endof each themed section, a CIO responds to the ideas presented anddiscusses his own strategies for managing IS. The four themedsections are: Managing IS
Partial table of contents:
The Importance of Effective Information Systems Management.
MANAGING IS IN THE ORGANIZATION.
Re-engineering the Corporation: Where Does IS Fit In?
Marketing Information Systems...
And Getting it Right.
MANAGING THE IS ORGANIZATION.
Re-tooling Information Systems: A New Vision for IS.
Managing the IS Infrastructure.
Human Resources Management for IS.
MANAGING IS PERFORMANCE.
Improving System Development Productivity.
MANAGING THE INFORMATION RESOURCE.
Managing IS Complexity.
Mining for Coprorate Information.
Managing Legacy Systems.
Preparing for the Millennium Change.
Information Systems Management and Your Organization.