IT's All about the People:Technology Management That Improves People, Processes & Corporate Cultures

IT's All about the People: Technology Management That Overcomes Disaffected People, Stupid Processes, & Deranged Corporate Cultures explains how to achieve dramatic improvements in service and agility by enhancing the people, processes, and culture.
ISBN: 9781439852613
ISBN: 9781439852613
Oct. 20, 2011 - PRLog -- By and large, cost-effective information technology (IT) management is more about people, personal relationships, and corporate culture than it is about the technology itself. Simply put, IT doesn’t work if you are surrounded by bad people and stupid processes in a deranged corporate culture.

IT's All about the People: Technology Management That Overcomes Disaffected People, Stupid Processes, and Deranged Corporate Cultures explains how to achieve dramatic improvements in service and agility by enhancing the people, processes, and culture within your organization. It details the various roles within the technology management process and supplies authoritative insight into the realities of human behavior—including the range of best and worst behaviors from managers, executives, and corporate culture.

Industry veteran Stephen J. Andriole explains the reason behind why many business cases fail and includes helpful insights on new governance models, organic transformation, guerilla budgeting, and open source software. Providing a fresh perspective on the old basics of IT management through a twenty-first-century lens, this book arms you with the methods needed to master the soft art of IT management as well as purchasing, deployment, and technological support.

About the Author

Steve Andriole’s career has focused on the development, application, and management of information technology and analytical methodology to complex business problems. These problems have been in government and industry; Dr. Andriole has addressed them from academia, government, his own consulting company, a global insurance and financial services company, and from the unique perspective of a venture capitalist.

He was the Director of the Cybernetics Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he managed a program of research and development that led to a number of important scientific and technological advances in the broad-based information, decision and computing sciences.

Dr. Andriole served as the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. where he was responsible for identifying technology trends, translating that insight into the Safeguard investment strategy, and leveraging trends analyses with the Safeguard partner companies to help them develop business and marketing strategies.

Dr. Andriole was the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for Technology Strategy at CIGNA Corporation, where he was responsible for the enterprise information architecture, computing standards, the technology research & development program, and data security, as well as the overall alignment of enterprise information technology investments with CIGNA's multiple lines of business.

He is currently the Thomas G. Labrecque Professor of Business Technology at Villanova University’s Villanova School of Business where he teaches and directs applied research in business/technology alignment and pervasive computing. He is also a founding partner of The Acentio Group, a technology optimization consulting organization comprised of senior business technology professionals.

He is formerly a Professor of Information Systems & Electrical & Computer Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a member of the faculty of George Mason University as a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Information Systems & Systems Engineering.

Some of Dr. Andriole’s thirty books include Interactive Computer-Based Systems Design and Development (Petrocelli Books, Inc., 1983), Microcomputer Decision Support Systems (QED Information Sciences, Inc., 1985), Applications in Artificial Intelligence (Petrocelli Books, Inc., 1986), Information System Design Principles for the 90s (AFCEA International Press, 1990), the Sourcebook of Applied Artificial Intelligence (McGraw-Hill, 1992), a (co-authored with Len Adelman) book on user interface technology for Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. entitled Cognitive Systems Engineering (1995) and a book for McGraw-Hill entitled Managing Systems Requirements: Methods, Tools & Cases (1996). Dr. Andriole’s most recent books include, The 2nd Digital Revolution (IGI Publishing, 2005), Best Practices in Business Technology Management (Auerbach Publishing, 2008) and Technology Due Diligence (IGI Publishing, 2008).

Dr. Andriole received his BA from LaSalle University and his Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Maryland. His masters and doctoral work was supported by a National Defense Education Act fellowship. His Ph.D. dissertation was funded by DARPA.

ISBN: 9781439876589, 224 pp., Hardback, $69.95

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