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This book chapter introduces you to the challenges faced by a first-year CIO, from anticipating emerging technologies to setting realistic goals for IT.
Becoming an effective IT manager presents a host of challenges — from anticipating emerging technology to managing relationships with vendors, employees, and other managers. A good IT manager must also be a strong business leader.
This book, "The Adventures of an IT Leader," invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton to better understand the role of IT in your organization. You'll see Jim struggle through a challenging first year, handling (and fumbling) situations that, although fictional, are based on true events.
This document has been provided by the Harvard Business Press. This excerpt comes from the book's chapter titled "IT Priorities."
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Responsibilities include participating in information technology risk assessments, IT audits, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance assessments, and IT consulting engagements. ... More >>
Like any meeting, a virtual meeting should be well planned and engaging for all those who attend. Unfortunately, most who take part in frequent virtual meetings don’t often find that is the case. ... More >>
Chapter 7, excerpted here, focuses on creativity life cycle models. Contrary to popular belief, creativity requires having some type of discipline in place to allow it to be further exercised and result in something that is understandable and meaningful to others. ... More >>