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MANAGEMENT: Information Technology

"Profitability is the Key to Value. If You've Got it, Flaunt It. If You Don't Have It, Get It (business strategy). If You Can't Get It, Get Out (capital strategy)."

--- Bill Fruhan, Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School, author of: Financial Strategy: Studies in the Creation, Transfer, and Destruction of Shareholder Value.

(Allied-Signal Inc.), James D. Best (1997). The Digital Organization: AlliedSignal's Success with Business Technology. (New York, NY: Wiley, 234 p.). Former Vice President, Computing and Network Operations (AlliedSignal). Allied-Signal Inc.--Management; High technology industries--United States--Management--Case studies; International business enterprises--United States--Management--Case studies; Management information systems--Case studies.

(Cap Gemini Sogeti), Tristan Gaston-Breton; preface, Valery Giscard d’Estaing (1999). La Saga Cap Gemini: L’Incroyable Histoire de l’une des Plus Belles Success Stories Francaises de L'Informatique. (Paris, FR: Point de Mire, 165 p.). Cap Gemini Sogeti (Firm); Computer service industry--France.

(Mitre Corporation), Davis Dyer, Michael Aaron Dennis (1998). Architects of Information Advantage: The Mitre Corporation Since 1958. (Montgomery, AL: Community Communications, p.). Mitre Corporation--Case studies; Information technology--United States; Command and control systems--United States; Administrative agencies--United States--Data processing; United States--Defenses--Data processing.

(World Wildlife Fund), Gregory S. Smith (2006). Straight to the Top: Becoming a World-Class CIO. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 240 p.). Vice President, CIO of IT at the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC. Chief information officers--Vocational guidance; Information technology--Management--Vocational guidance; Information resources management--Vocational guidance. View, from executive recruiter's perspective, of traits top search firms look for in CIO candidates. 

Bruce Abramson (2005). Digital Phoenix: Why the Information Economy Collapsed and How It Will Rise Again. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 361 p.). Consultant, Lawyer with Focus on Issues Related to the Digital Economy. Information technology--Economic aspects; Internet--Economic aspects. 

James R. Beniger (1986). The Control Revolution: Technological and Economic Origins of the Information Society. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 493 p.). Associate Professor at the Annenberg School of Communications (USC). Communication--Social aspects--United States; Information technology--Social aspects--United States; Information society; Computers and civilization. Origin of Information Society - major economic, business crises of past century: 1) steam power, 2) Industrial Revolution, 3) data processing, 4) microprocessing.

Richard D. Brown (1989). Knowledge Is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America, 1700-1865. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 372 p.). Professor of History (University of Connecticut). Communication--United States--History; United States--Civilization--To 1783; United States--Civilization--1783-1865. 

Nicholas G. Carr (2004). Does IT Matter?: Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 208 p.). Information technology; Technological innovations. 

--- (2008). The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google. (New York, NY: Norton, 224 p.). Former Executive Editor (Harvard Business Review). Computers and civilization; Information technology--Social aspects; Technological innovations; Internet. History, economics, technology  - why computing is changing, turning into a utility, just as privately generated steam power turned into public electric utilities 100 years ago; what cheap computing means for society. 

Eds. Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., James W. Cortada (2000). A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Has Shaped the United States from Colonial Times to the Present. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 380 p.). Information technology--United States--History.

Claudio Ciborra; with a foreword by Kristen Nygaard (2002). The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 195 p.). Information technology; Technological innovations; Organizational change.

compiled by James W. Cortada (1983). An Annotated Bibliography on the History of Data Processing. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 215 p.). Computers--History--Bibliography; Electronic data processing--History--Bibliography.

James W. Cortada (1996). Information Technology as Business History: Issues in the History and Management of Computers. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 263 p.). Director of CSL Programs and Support for IBM Global Services. Business--Data processing--History; Information technology--Management--History; Electronic data processing--History. 

--- (2002). Making the Information Society: Experience, Consequences, and Possibilities. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 469 p.). Director of CSL Programs and Support for IBM Global Services and Chairman of the Charles Babbage Foundation at the University of Minnesota. Information society--United States; Information technology--Economic aspects--United States; Information technology--Social aspects--United States. 

Stan Davis, Christopher Meyer (1998). Blur: The Speed of Change in the Connected Economy. (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 265 p.). Information technology--Economic aspects; Telecommunication--Technological innovations; Technology and civilization.

Larry Downes, Chunka Mui ; [foreword by Nicholas Negroponte] (2000). Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 243 p.). Information technology--United States--Management; Digital communications--United States--Management; Organizational change--United States.

Matthew P. Drennan (2002). The Information Economy and American Cities. ( Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 153 p.). Information technology--Economic aspects--United States; Metropolitan areas--United States; Urban economics; United States--Economic conditions--1981-2001; United States--Economic conditions--1971-1981; United States--Economic conditions--1961-1971.

Johannes Cornelis Maria van den Ende (1994). The Turn of the Tide: Computerization in Dutch Society, 1900-1965. (Delft, Netherlands: Delft University Press, 267 p.). Automation--Economic aspects--Netherlands; Automation--Social aspects--Netherlands.

Philip Evans, Thomas S. Wurster (2000). Blown to Bits: How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 261 p.). Information technology; Knowledge management; Strategic planning.

Chris Freeman and Francisco Louçã (2001). As Time Goes By: From the Industrial Revolutions to the Information Revolution. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 407 p.). Long waves (Economics)--History; Information technology--History; Industrial revolution.

Daniel R. Headrick (2000). When Information Came of Age: Technologies of Knowledge in the Age of Reason and Revolution, 1700-1850. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 246 p.). Professor of Social Science and History (Roosevelt University). Learning and scholarship--Europe--History--18th century; Learning and scholarship--Europe--History--19th century; Information resources--Europe--History--18th century; Information resources--Europe--History--19th century; Enlightenment; Europe--Intellectual life--18th century; Europe--Intellectual life--19th century. Information Age is step in long cultural process with conceptual roots in profound changes that occurred during Age of Reason and Revolution. 

Erik Keller (2004). Technology Paradise Lost: Why Companies Will Spend Less To Get More from Information Technology. (Greenwich, CT: Manning Publications, 260 p.). Former Research Fellow (Gartner Group). Information technology--Finance. New IT-think. 

Steven Johnson (1997). Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate. (San Francisco, CA: HarperEdge, 264 p.). Editor, Online Magazine (Feed). Information technology--Social aspects; Information society; Communication and culture. 

--- (2001). Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software. (New York, NY: Scribner, 288 p.). Editor, Online Magazine (Feed). Self-organizing systems; Swarm intelligence; Systems engineering. 

Dean Lane (2004). CIO Wisdom: Best Practices from Silicon Valley's Leading IT Experts. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 412 p.). Senior Director Information Technology (Symantec Corporation). Information technology--Management; Information resources management--Miscellanea; Management information systems--Miscellanea.

Richard A. Lanham (2006). The Economics of Attention: Style and Substance in the Age of Information. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 326 p.). Professor Emeritus of English (University of California, Los Angeles). Information society--Economic aspects; Economics--Sociological aspects; Information technology--Social aspects. Move from economy of things, objects to economy of attention, grounded in  humanities and liberal arts. 

Paul Levinson (1997). The Soft Edge: A Natural History and Future of the Information Revolution. (New York, NY: Routledge, 257 p.). Information technology--History; Information technology--Forecasting.

Steven Lubar (1993). InfoCulture: The Smithsonian Book of Information Age Inventions. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 408 p.). National Museum of American History (U.S.)--Exhibitions; Information technology--History.

James L. McKenney with Duncan C. [i.e. G.] Copeland, Richard O. Mason (1995). Waves of Change: Business Evolution Through Information Technology. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 230 p.). Information technology--United States--Management--History; Business enterprises--United States--Automation--History; Organizational change--United States--History.

Jeff Papows (1998). Market Leadership in the Information Age. (Reading, MA: Perseus Books, 240 p.). Head of Lotus Software Unit of IBM. Information technology--Economic aspects; Industrial management--Data processing; Information technology--Social aspects; World Wide Web; Information society.

Harvey L. Poppel, Bernard Goldstein; with foreword by John Sculley (1987). Information Technology: The Trillion-Dollar Opportunity. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 207 p.). Computer industry; Telecommunication equipment industry; Market surveys; Information technology.

William V. Rapp (2002). Information Technology Strategies: How Leading Firms Use IT To Gain an Advantage. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 303 p.). Information technology--Management; Business--Data processing; Strategic planning; Information technology--Management--Case studies; Business--Data processing--Case studies; Strategic planning--Case studies.

Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, David Robertson (2006). Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press,, 288 p.). Industrial management--Automation; Information technology--Management; Strategic planning. When it comes to executing strategy, enterprise architecture may matter far more than strategy itself. 

Carl Shapiro, Hal R. Varian (1999). Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 352 p.). Information technology--Economic aspects; Information society.

Charlotte S. Stephens (1995). The Nature of Information Technology Managerial Work: The Work Life of Five Chief Information Officers. (Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 221 p.). Information technology--Management--Case studies; Chief information officers--United States--Case studies.

George Westerman, Richard Hunter (2007). IT Risk: Turning Business Threats into Competitive Advantage. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 221 p.). Research Scientist in the Center for Information Systems Research (MIT Sloan School of Management); Group Vice President and Gartner Fellow (Gartner Executive Programs). Information technology--Management; Management information systems; Risk management; Information technology--Security measures. New model for integrated risk management; three core areas to develop to eliminate problems that silo strategies create.

Walter B. Wriston (1992). The Twilight of Sovereignty: How the Information Revolution Is Transforming Our World. (New York, NY: Scribner, 192 p.). Information technology.



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