Business Managers Guide to Information Technology

Business Managers Guide to Information Technology

by S.Sunder Rajan (write a review)
Type: Print Book
Genre: Business & Economics, Information Technology
Language: English
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Description of "Business Managers Guide to Information Technology"

The book comprehensively covers all aspects of Information Technology relevant to the Business Manager of today. It uses plenty of real-world case studies as well as analogies to make more complex technical details easy for a business manager to understand. It is divided conveniently into four sections allowing the reader to focus on any one or more of interest.

It starts with an explanation of the fundamentals of Information and Technology - dotting the I's and crossing the T's. This includes topics like Information theory, Infonomics or the Economics of Information and leads the user to the idea of developing "Technology Intelligence", the ability to forecast technical innovations that are appropriate for the business. This precursor provides the reader a foundation to handle the more technical topics that follow.

The next section deals with the details of Technology covering Data center facilities, Hardware devices, Networking and Communications, Systems and Development Software, Data storage and management and different types of Business Application software such as ERP, SCM, CRM, E-Commerce systems to name a few. This is followed by a discussion of Information security and control with an introduction to various security standards.

The next section is devoted to topics captured by the popular acronym SMAC or Social Media, Mobile applications, Analytics & Big Data and Cloud computing. Instead of a pure technology treatment to these topics aspects of Economics, Psychology and Sociology are used to explain what makes these technology trends tick, how they can be leveraged by a business and where they are headed.

The final section focuses on developing an IT strategy using strategy maps and creating Project portfolios to efficiently allocate capital with a risk-reward profile in mind. It shows how the Project and Systems development life cycles interact in planning, developing and deploying systems. The reader is introduced to Agile methods of development and to Project management and Risk management techniques for successfully delivering projects.

About the author(s)

The author, S.Sunder Rajan (Sunder), has over 20 years of experience in the IT and Financial services industry having served as a Senior Executive (CEO, CIO) in ANZ, Lehman Brothers in India and overseas. His experience includes setting up and running large organizations (over 1000+), execution of large financial services applications, development of financial services products. His interest areas span Technology, Finance and Management including Data Analytics, Risk Management, Banking (specifically Investment banking), Technology solutions for SMEs and Senior Management Development / Coaching.

He is currently a Business Director at Promantia Consulting LLP (www.promantia.com),an IT and Education services company. He is on the advisory board of Wealth Managers United Ltd (www.wmuindia.com) a boutique investment management firm.

Sunder is a graduate from IIT Kharagapur (B.Tech) and IIT, Madras (M.Tech), with an M.Sc.E from the University of New Brunswick, Canada and has attended the CEO development program at Kellog School of Management. Sunder is a Visiting Professor of IT & Finance at NMIMS, Bangalore taking courses for Executive MBAs. Apart from this he also conducts professional programs for Silverbrook Learning Center (a Mumbai\New York) based company.

Book Details
S.Sunder Rajan
Number of Pages: 
7 inch x 9 inch
Interior Pages: Black & White
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)
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