The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities from Chaos

Overview

Your all-inclusive guide to all the latest technologies

Providing you with a better understanding of the latest technologies, including Cloud Computing, Software as a Service, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Open Source, Mobile Computing, Social Networking, and Business Intelligence, The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos helps you know which questions to ask when considering if a specific ...

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Overview

Your all-inclusive guide to all the latest technologies

Providing you with a better understanding of the latest technologies, including Cloud Computing, Software as a Service, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Open Source, Mobile Computing, Social Networking, and Business Intelligence, The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos helps you know which questions to ask when considering if a specific technology is right for your organization.

  • Demystifies powerful but largely misunderstood technologies
  • Explains how each technology works
  • Provides key guidance on determining if a particular technology is right for your organization
  • Contains contributions from experts on Cloud Computing, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Software as a Service (SaaS), Open Source, Mobile Technologies, Enterprise Risk Management, Social Media, Business Intelligence, and more

More of a management text than a technical guide, the book is designed to help your organization better understand these exciting new technologies and their potential impact. The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos will help you determine if your organization is ready for a specific technology, how to prepare for its successful adoption, how to measure success, and the key risks and red flags to recognize.

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Editorial Reviews

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"…is a must-read for IT professionals who are scrambling to keep up with the implications of new technologies and a book for their colleagues who need to interface with them." (impressionsthroughmedia.com, March 28, 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470587508
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/5/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Phil Simon

PHIL SIMON is a recognized business technology expert and independent consultant. He is the author of Why New Systems Fail, a critically acclaimed book about IT management. He consults, speaks, and regularly contributes to a number of different technology-oriented sites. Phil holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University. You can find out more about Phil by visiting his site: www.philsimonsystems.com.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The changing landscapes of business and technology 3

Ch. 2 How the game has changed 21

Ch. 3 The role of IT in an Enterprise 2.0 world 39

Ch. 4 Cloud computing 61

Ch. 5 Open source : the war that both sides won 79

Ch. 6 Software as a service (SaaS) 97

Ch. 7 Service-oriented architecture 115

Ch. 8 Managing mobile business 131

Ch. 9 Social networking 153

Ch. 10 Enterprise search and retrieval 171

Ch. 11 Enterprise 2.0 business intelligence 189

Ch. 12 Master data management 207

Ch. 13 Procurement in chaos 225

Ch. 14 Agile software development 245

Ch. 15 Enterprise risk management 265

Ch. 16 Implementing open source software 285

Ch. 17 Global engineering 305

Ch. 18 Enterprise 2.0 IT project failure 319

Ch. 19 Readying the troops for battle 339

Ch. 20 Sustainability and green IT 355

Ch. 21 Finding opportunity in chaos 375

Bibliography 385

About the author 391

Index 393

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