The Information Paradox: Realizing the Business Benefits of Information Technology

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9780071342650: The Information Paradox: Realizing the Business Benefits of Information Technology

This practical guide aims to resolve the paradox of why organizations may pour millions of pounds into information systems and yet most are not able to assess if this investment is paying off. It provides managers with proven methods for assessing the costs and benefits of new technology.

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Chief Executives are finally demanding that IT be as fiscally accountable as all other areas of the business have been traditionally. . This book lays out an approach that can help. -- Max Staines, Director, Compass Analysis Canada Limited

Finally, a realistic view of the relationship between IT spending and business results! The Information Paradox reminds us that technology is a powerful enabler, but transforming technological capability into business results is a management, not a technical, responsibility. -- Dr. George E. Hare, President, George Hare & Associates, Inc.

John Thorp's direct, proactive solutions to those issues facing business executives and his roadmap to achieving successful results were right on target. -- Thomas L. Smith, President, Yellow Services, Inc.

The Benefits Realization approach offers a powerful and comprehensive set of new tools that help you understand the value and potential of technology in Business Transformation. -- Chris Gibbons, General Manager, Enterprise Computing, Microsoft Corporation

The Information Paradox helps IT leaders move beyond traditional task and time-driven project management into business actions required for successful change and value-added applications. -- Lee Meredith, Director of Finance, Clearnet Communications, Inc.

Today's CEO requires proof that investments in information technology drive improvements in business performance. DMR's Benefits Realization Approach helps meet the challenge: "prove the return of these investments." -- Keith Ellis, Vice-president, International Data Corporation Canada, Ltd.

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