The the Art of Strategic Planning for Information Technology: Crafting Strategy for the 90s

The the Art of Strategic Planning for Information Technology: Crafting Strategy for the 90s

by Bernard H. Boar
     
 

The Art of Strategic Planning for Information Technology This book provides a complete and integrated methodology for performing strategic business planning for information technology using the most modern techniques. The Art of Strategic Planning for Information Technology offers a complete analysis of the major trends impacting the information technology

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The Art of Strategic Planning for Information Technology This book provides a complete and integrated methodology for performing strategic business planning for information technology using the most modern techniques. The Art of Strategic Planning for Information Technology offers a complete analysis of the major trends impacting the information technology organization in the 1990s including business reengineering, client/server computing, downsizing, open systems, and the decline of IBM. Throughout the book, a philosophy of strategy is developed that is based on the teachings of Sun Tzu and Machiavelli. Bernard Boar establishes the relevance and importance of strategic planning with very insightful quotes from The Art of War, a two thousand-year-old book by Sun Tzu. Readers will also find a thorough strategic analysis of the major contemporary strategic frameworks to analyze the information technology news on a daily basis. The Art of Strategic Planning for Information Technology takes a unique approach to IM & M strategic planning. The book positions the topic in a broad business context and discusses technology topics in terms of their impact on business competitiveness. The book also covers a wide range of strategic planning techniques including SWOT analysis, value chain analysis, Five forces, critical success factors, positioning, Kano diagrams, customer satisfaction measurement, and scenarios. Extensively illustrated, this book includes technology trend tables, an appendix of aphorisms on strategy, a strategy glossary, a strategy data flow diagram and data model, all major strategy frameworks, and much more. This important book will greatly benefit chief information officers and their staffs, executive staffs, technology strategists, business strategists and planners, system planners, system architects, system designers, advanced technology groups, those involved in technology research, and college professors and their students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471599180
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.09(d)

Meet the Author

About the author BERNARD H. BOAR is an information technology business strategist for the American Telephone & Telegraph Company in Piscataway, New Jersey. He is a well respected author and lecturer on information technology with over twenty-two years of experience. His book Application Prototyping: A Requirements Definition Strategy for the ’80s is recognized as the seminal work on software prototyping. His most recent work, Implementing Client/Server Computing: A Strategic Perspective applies the principles of strategic analysis to the emerging network computing paradigm.

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