The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos
ISBN: 0470587504
EAN13: 9780470587508
Language: English
Pages: 402
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
Your all-inclusive guide to all the latest technologies Providing you with a better understanding of the latest technologies, including Cloud Computing, Software as a Service, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Open Source, Mobile Computing, Social Networking, and Business Intelligence, The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos helps you know which questions to ask when considering if a specific technology is right for your organization. Demystifies powerful but largely misunderstood technologies Explains how each technology works Provides key guidance on determining if a particular technology is right for your organization Contains contributions from experts on Cloud Computing, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Software as a Service (SaaS), Open Source, Mobile Technologies, Enterprise Risk Management, Social Media, Business Intelligence, and more More of a management text than a technical guide, the book is designed to help your organization better understand these exciting new technologies and their potential impact. The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos will help you determine if your organization is ready for a specific technology, how to prepare for its successful adoption, how to measure success, and the key risks and red flags to recognize.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Praise for The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos Written for executives and managers by a team of hands-on subject matter experts, the book shows how to utilize--and optimize--emerging technologies with outstanding governance, project management, enterprise architecture, systems development, and leadership. -- Leon A. Kappelman , PhD, Professor of IS & Director Emeritus of the IS Research Center, College of Business, University of North Texas This book is absolutely essential reading to any organization that recognizes that, in the future, appropriate use of technology is going to separate the successful organizations from the unsuccessful ones. Congratulations to Phil and his team of experts for providing the industry with a much needed book about technology, what works, and how it works. -- Tony Fisher , CEO, DataFlux Corporation In an age of significant information overload, where new technologies seemingly come out of nowhere, Simon's book represents a smorgasbord of everything busy executives need to know for the Information Age. -- Jonathan B. Spira , CEO and Chief Analyst, Basex With concise chapters that are easy to digest, this great book is essential for helping IT and business leaders make sense of the latest advances in technologies. It'll help you chart a course for the future. Don't leave home without it! -- Martin Moseley , CTO, Initiate Systems The Next Wave of Technologies provides a superbly curated survey of the most important areas of progressive IT thinking. It's a valuable resource for both business and technology executives alike. -- John L. Funge , founder, (acquired by Scripps Networks) and Clara Vista (acquired by CMGI) Simon delivers on his promise to help the reader understand these technologies and how, or if, they should be introduced into an organization. Simon's style is appealing, educational, and will satisfy your hunger for clarity. Don't miss it! -- Danette McGilvray , President and Principal, Granite Falls Consulting, and author of Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Informatio n The Next Wave of Technologies is required reading if you wish to avoid common mistakes and realize the full potential of new technologies--especially before your competitors do. -- Jim Harris , independent consultant, speaker, writer, and Blogger-in-Chief at Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality
From the front Cover THE Next Wave of Technologies Opportunities in Chaos The worlds of technology, business, and people are colliding faster and more intensely than ever before. Organizations today face increasing pressures to respond to innovation, maintain operational excellence, and improve financial performance while trying to keep costs at an absolute minimum. With each technological advance comes not only enormous possibility for organizations to grow and succeed, but also the need to understand these new technologies--and then actually use them effectively. Featuring practical, real-world advice on the hottest IT topics from a panel of world-class experts--including renowned senior executives, authors, IT practitioners, journalists, thought leaders, and pundits, The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos provides a veritable toolbox of the latest and most effective solutions for your organization to put its next set of competitive and strategic business practices in motion. This complete guide helps you move forward to drive business value with solutions that are not only useful, but also transcend the buzzwords, the noise, and yes, the chaos. Here, you will: Learn to assess the threats and opportunities created by disruptive technologies Discover insights and best practices for averting undesirable outcomes Know the right questions to ask to ensure successful implementation of new technologies Understand the latest tools for managing organizational data Find out the essentials, best practices, and pitfalls of SaaS, cloud computing, business intelligence, open source software, social media, and other emerging technologies Understand the intersection of people, business, and technologies that make these trends work It's time to take IT seriously again. The Next Wave of Technologies takes you there with smarter ways to get work done and the exciting new technologies that can help.