The New Technology Elite: How Great Companies Optimize Both Technology Consumption and Production

The New Technology Elite: How Great Companies Optimize Both Technology Consumption and Production

by Vinnie Mirchandani
     
 

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How-to guidance for optimizing incumbent technologies to deliver a better product and gain competitive advantage

Their zip codes are far from Silicon Valley. Their SIC codes show retail, automobile or banking. But industry after industry is waking up to the opportunity of "smart" products and services for their increasingly tech-savvy customers.

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How-to guidance for optimizing incumbent technologies to deliver a better product and gain competitive advantage

Their zip codes are far from Silicon Valley. Their SIC codes show retail, automobile or banking. But industry after industry is waking up to the opportunity of "smart" products and services for their increasingly tech-savvy customers. Traditionally technology buyers, they are learning to embed technology in their products and become technology vendors. In turn, if you analyze Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and eBay, you marvel at their data centers, retail stores, application ecosystems, global supply chains, design shops. They are considered "consumer" tech but have better technology at larger scale than most enterprises. The old delineation of technology buyer and vendor is obsolete. There is a new definition for the technology elite - and you find them across industries and geographies. The 17 case studies and 4 guest columns spread through The New Technology Elite bring out the elite attributes in detail. Every organization will increasingly be benchmarked against these elite - and soon will be competing against them.

  • Contrasts the productivity that Apple, Google and others have demonstrated in the last decade to that of the average enterprise technology group
  • Reveals how to leverage what companies have learned from Google, Apple, Amazon.com, and Facebook to your company's advantage
  • Designed for business practitioners, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, technology vendors, venture capitalists, IT consultants, marketing executives, and policy makers
  • Other titles by Vinnie Mirchandani: The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations

If you're looking to encourage technology innovation, look no further. The New Technology Elite provides the building blocks your company needs to become innovative through incumbent technologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118103135
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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VINNIE MIRCHANDANI has been called "The King of Wow" for his keen eye for technology-enabled innovation. His blog, New Florence. New Renaissance, has cataloged 2,500 posts of innovative products, projects, and people in work, life, and play. His last book, The New Polymath (Wiley), was widely praised as an "innovation firehose." He is President of Deal Architect, a technology advisory firm. In prior roles, he was an analyst at Gartner, Inc., a leading technology research firm, and a global consultant at PwC, the advisory firm. He has keynoted at many business and technology conferences and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, and other executive and technology publications.

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