The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities from Chaos [NOOK Book]

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Praise for The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos

"Written for executives and managers by a team of hands-on subject matter experts, the book shows how to utilize?and optimize?emerging technologies with outstanding governance, project management, enterprise architecture, systems development, and leadership."
?Leon A. Kappelman, PhD, Professor of IS & Director Emeritus of the IS Research Center, College of Business, University of North Texas

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Overview

Praise for The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos

"Written for executives and managers by a team of hands-on subject matter experts, the book shows how to utilize—and optimize—emerging technologies with outstanding governance, project management, enterprise architecture, systems development, and leadership."
Leon A. Kappelman, PhD, Professor of IS & Director Emeritus of the IS Research Center, College of Business, University of North Texas

"This book is absolutely essential reading to any organization that recognizes that, in the future, appropriate use of technology is going to separate the successful organizations from the unsuccessful ones. Congratulations to Phil and his team of experts for providing the industry with a much needed book about technology, what works, and how it works."
Tony Fisher, CEO, DataFlux Corporation

"In an age of significant information overload, where new technologies seemingly come out of nowhere, Simon's book represents a smorgasbord of everything busy executives need to know for the Information Age."
Jonathan B. Spira, CEO and Chief Analyst, Basex

"With concise chapters that are easy to digest, this great book is essential for helping IT and business leaders make sense of the latest advances in technologies. It'll help you chart a course for the future. Don't leave home without it!"
Martin Moseley, CTO, Initiate Systems

"The Next Wave of Technologies provides a superbly curated survey of the most important areas of progressive IT thinking. It's a valuable resource for both business and technology executives alike."
John L. Funge, founder, Pickle.com (acquired by Scripps Networks) and Clara Vista (acquired by CMGI)

"Simon delivers on his promise to help the reader understand these technologies and how, or if, they should be introduced into an organization. Simon's style is appealing, educational, and will satisfy your hunger for clarity. Don't miss it!"
Danette McGilvray, President and Principal, Granite Falls Consulting, and author of Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information

"The Next Wave of Technologies is required reading if you wish to avoid common mistakes and realize the full potential of new technologies—especially before your competitors do."
Jim Harris, independent consultant, speaker, writer, and Blogger-in-Chief at Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470613085
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/9/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • File size: 3 MB

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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