Real Business of IT by Richard Hunter

Real Business of IT

If you're a general manager or CFO, do you feel you're spending too much on IT or wishing you could get better returns from your IT investments? If so, it's time to examine what's behind this IT-as-cost mind-set.In The Real Business of IT, Richard Hunter and George Westerman reveal that the cost mind-set stems from IT leaders' inability to communicate about the business value they create-so CIOs get stuck discussing budgets rather than their cont...

Details Real Business of IT

TitleReal Business of IT
Release DateOct 13th, 2009
PublisherHarvard Business Review Press
GenreBusiness, Science, Technology, Management, Nonfiction, Leadership, Literature, 21st Century, Computer Science, Computers

Reviews Real Business of IT

  • Tom
    “The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value,” by Richard Hunter and George Westerman is designed for people that either are a Chief Information Officer that wants to up their game or someone who aspires to be one. The book offers a lot of practical advice and starts off with helping the reader to understand normal pitfalls that are easy for IT people to fall into. It then gives strategies and examples of how to avoid them....
  • Carlos Rendon
    Great read for anyone in a technical role. It explains how and why to focus on the business. It also explores "value traps" to avoid that cause both poor performance and the perception of poor performance. Would read again.
  • Pedro Martinez
    A must read for any IT professional embarked in the journey to maximize the value of technology in the enterprise. Sharp guide to the basics, two dimensional models, and traps to avoid
  • J.R. Gilkinson
    Excellent must read for all aspiring CIOS and IT Execs!
  • Hannah
    I'm not an IT person, but found this book to be extremely relevant to all fields. Loved it and found many ways in which the IT specific principles actually apply to other business related fields. Great for any IT leader or non-IT leader who wants to know or learn a little more about such an important field in today's society.
  • Tjek
    Not only is this a must read for IT Leaders who are thinking of becoming a business leader, it should also be on the indispensable management book shelf of all non IT Leaders who want to adopt and adapt technology to craft out a new game changing strategy!
  • David Ferreira Alves
    Clear guide for CIOs moving from order takers and cost centres to change champions and value added.
  • Matthew Parsons
    Good book. First half was very interesting and it got more repetitive towards the 2nd half. Good way to look at business outcomes and avoid value traps.
  • Elle
  • Chee Kin
    A useful reference book for Managing IT.