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David Taylor's Inside Track : Provocative Insights into the World of IT in Business - David A. Taylor

David Taylor's Inside Track

Provocative Insights into the World of IT in Business

Paperback Published: 13th March 2000
ISBN: 9780750647458
Number Of Pages: 174

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Never before has IT played such a significant role in transforming organisations, of all sizes. And yet it continues to be dominated by technical jargon, acronyms and irrelevant detail.

This book cuts through all of the confusion, and presents a clear, direct, solution based focus on the key IT/business issues facing every company and business leader today.
This book contains the complete, first fifteen months of David Taylor's highly acclaimed Computer Weekly column - Inside Track. With a reputation for cutting through the hype, David focuses on the IT/business and personal leadership agenda, covering such issues as:
* The key IT issues for the boardroom - in business language
* Actions to win in the new world of e-commerce - and get started today
* The successful new IT leader - the skills you and your company need to
employ
* Quick solutions to long-term IT problems - they can be resolved
* How to motivate your people, and slash staff turnover - save a fortune on
recruitment costs
* True IT/business alignment - add real value to your bottom line
David Taylor is a leading authority on IT in business. He is President of the association of IT Directors, Certus, a reference partner to the UK Government's National Audit Office, and a registered expert with several global research companies. His overall aim is to enable people and organisations to be all that they can be, through the combination of world class technology, true leadership and the release of human potential. With a prestigious background across companies such as Rolls-Royce, Allianz and Cornhill, David has a driving, positive passion for IT in business, and a reputation for championing IT Directors who want to achieve board level positions in their organisations. David and his team work with FTSE 200 companies on winning in the new internet economy, with entrepreneurs starting new dot com ventures, and with CEOs, advising on the qualities they should seek in their IT leaders. A regular writer, television presenter and speaker, David gives keynote, leadership and IT presentations throughout the world. He lives with his wife, Rosalind and their two children, Anthony and Olivia, in Surrey.


A 'Computer Weekly' Professional Series book
Raises awareness of the needs of the IT industry
Promotes IT as core to the future of propensity of the UK

Butterworth-Heinemann/Computer Weekly Professional Seriesp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Beyond belief Supplier/business partnershipsp. 1
What happens after what comes next? The futurep. 4
Another initiative? Oh joy! Business focusp. 6
Beware of suspect packages Software strategyp. 8
Our ultimate challenge Skills/peoplep. 10
This is personal Personal well-beingp. 12
Emotions must give way to reason Supplier/business partnershipsp. 15
A date too far? Software strategyp. 17
If we are to attract the right people... Image of ITp. 19
Trading places E-commercep. 21
Shall we dance? Y2Kp. 23
Supplier fallout Supplier/business partnershipsp. 25
Bad timing? Comment on legislationp. 28
IT Directors planning for recession The futurep. 30
We are not alone! Personal networkingp. 32
Design your destiny E-commercep. 34
Euro ready - coming or not Europ. 36
The IT director as king Role of IT directorp. 38
A wolf in sheep's clothing Supplier/business partnershipsp. 40
Promises promises Software strategyp. 42
Raising the standard Total cost of ownershipp. 44
Volume over value Total cost of ownershipp. 47
Where has all the training gone? Project managementp. 49
A full twelve months The futurep. 52
The lessons of success Project managementp. 54
So much more than money Skills/peoplep. 56
League table 2000! Y2Kp. 58
The elusive balance Skills/peoplep. 60
Murders and acquisitions Mergers and acquisitionsp. 62
Take control of your own destiny Outsourcingp. 64
Post non-recession budget Budget predictionp. 66
Linux leaves school Software strategyp. 68
Future shock The futurep. 70
Enough is enough Personal well-beingp. 72
Bargain basement Software strategyp. 75
A time to talk Personal networkingp. 77
Chaos or freedom? Total cost of ownershipp. 79
Twenty-first century people Skills/peoplep. 82
Twenty-first century partnerships Supplier/business partnershipsp. 85
Twenty-first century performance Business focusp. 88
Disaster reality Contingency planningp. 90
Avoiding the fault line Supplier/business partnershipsp. 92
E-mail rage Communicationsp. 95
In need of a rebrand Image of ITp. 98
So what? Project managementp. 100
Best sourcing Outsourcingp. 102
Local power Business focusp. 104
The Holy Grail Software strategyp. 106
The hidden costs Total cost of ownershipp. 108
The new IT leader - skill-set Role of IT directorp. 111
The new IT leader - next generation Role of IT Directorp. 113
The new IT leader - pitfalls Role of IT directorp. 115
The five flavours of IT director Role of IT directorp. 117
Awaken the giants within Skills/peoplep. 120
A waste of valuable time Business focusp. 122
Board level value Business focusp. 125
The future is on their side Skills/peoplep. 127
Supplier emotion Suppler/business partnershipsp. 129
Compliant or not? Y2Kp. 131
E-government E-commercep. 133
Don't dispute - learn to dance Supplier/business partnershipsp. 135
Sorry has to be the hardest word Image of ITp. 137
Foundations for the future The futurep. 139
One voice - one power Business focusp. 141
Appendixp. 143
Indexp. 147
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ISBN: 9780750647458
ISBN-10: 0750647450
Series: Computer Weekly Professional
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 13th March 2000
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.66 x 18.92  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

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