Read, Tony J.

The IT Value Network: From IT Investment to Stakeholder Value

Read, Tony J. - The IT Value Network: From IT Investment to Stakeholder Value, ebook


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Learn to measure and manage the real value of IT investment and spending

IT investments are becoming more than just business enablers or assets on the books; they provide capability that can drive the business. Thought leadership should migrate towards information investment, getting a bigger bang for the buck from the 'I' in IT and from the 'I' in CIO.

Your organization needs a new kind of IT investment management system, built to optimize the IT value-creation of the company network. Just looking at financial or accounting measures of value is a short-term focus and a lag indicator, while focusing on productivity measures does nothing for the intangible value and intellectual capital generated.

The IT Value Network: From IT Investment to Stakeholder Economic Value incorporates new emerging decision support methods, such as real options, which are considered to complement traditional financial measures. Organizational and informational economic based techniques are also incorporated to manage and assess IT investments, including the balanced scorecard (BSC), and investment and portfolio management; in addition to coverage of IT key performance indicators and competitive benchmarking.

The IT Value Network:

  • Provides a proven framework to unlock and realize IT value, which bridges the value gap between the CIO and business partners, especially the CFO and the Board
  • Shows how value needs to be triangulated with other stakeholder/scorecard measures
  • Provides a six degrees of IT value model and maturity model for managing IT investment
  • Includes cases and implementation guidance making the methodology easy to apply

In the current economic climate, the tendency is to focus IT investments on short-term profitability. The IT Value Network offers a forward-looking perspective, challenging you to align IT spending more effectively to the company business strategy, value system, and the business network, for sustained competitive advantage or network advantage.

Keywords: IT, information technology, investment management system, value creation, IT governance, IT investment, portfolio management, investment management, business case, IT value, value network, value system, value chain, network advantage, IT value network, IT strategy, project management, strategic planning, capability management, capacity management, information management, service level agreements, service management, system management, networked value management, ROI, IRR, DCF, NPV, surveys, value loyalty, maturity model, shareholder value, stakeholder value, stakeholder economic value, Banking, Financial Services, Retail, Telecommunication, Hi-Tech, Computing, PMO, value options, collaboration, six degrees, customer satisfaction, social networking, network portfolio, value network analysis, value options, risk management, competitive advantage, financial measures, IT evaluation, benchmarking, budget planning, intellectual capital, tangible value, intangible value, total cost of ownership, change management, cost-benefit, audit, economic value add, real options, balanced scorecard, scenario planning, triangulating value, agility, process improvement, centers of excellence, process culture, perceptions, managing expectations, organizational management, organizational readiness, collective advantage, trusted partners, Indigo, Nortel

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