The Digital Organization: AlliedSignal's Success with Business Technology

The Digital Organization: AlliedSignal's Success with Business Technology

by James D. Best, Best, J. Best
     
 

Companies who strive to become digital organizations are faced with the challenge of turning the promise of technology into actual payoffs within their organizations. In this unique book, author James Best helps you bring your corporation up to speed by showing you how to develop—and implement—a business strategy that will transform your company into a… See more details below

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Companies who strive to become digital organizations are faced with the challenge of turning the promise of technology into actual payoffs within their organizations. In this unique book, author James Best helps you bring your corporation up to speed by showing you how to develop—and implement—a business strategy that will transform your company into a successful digital organization. Formerly responsible for AlliedSignal’s Computing and Network Operations, James Best knows what it takes to turn a company into a first-rate digital organization. Originally responsible for melding the three companies—Bendix, Garrett, Allied Chemical—that made up Allied’s foundation into one, Best was charged with creating a stronger communications and networking system between the triad of business sectors. Adapting available technology to the needs and objectives of his company, Best helped develop a solid strategy that—in effect—combined Allied’s parts and made them into a unified whole. This strategy has made AlliedSignal one of the most successful digital organizations around. Best delivers the blueprint you need to make IT initiatives a vital—and effective—part of your company’s infrastructure. Offering clear explanations and straightforward advice, he takes you through the details of designing a game plan that integrates your people, processes, and computer systems. With real-world examples from a variety of high-tech companies, Best shows you how to incorporate the computer culture into your organization, and effectively manage and align your computer operations with the rest of your organization. To get you on the right track—and to help you stay there—Best provides an easy-to-follow, seven-step program that offers invaluable details on building and managing an IT department, identifying technologies that will support your company’s overall purpose, and funding IT initiatives effectively. And with Best’s expert recommendations, you’ll learn how to manage technology initiatives and diverse cultures, as well as the application development process. Clear, comprehensive, and essential, The Digital Organization is the guide that will help your corporation pursue an effective technology strategy.

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Best, former vice president of AlliedSignal's computing and network operations, shows how to develop and implement a business strategy integrating people, processes, and computer systems, with a seven-step program for building and managing an IT department, identifying appropriate technologies, and funding IT initiatives. Includes real- world examples from high-tech companies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471161592
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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