Blind men and the elephant : demystifying the global IT by Was Rahman

By Was Rahman

This publication explains what specialists and IT prone organizations do. It examines the industry's strangely eye-catching heritage, and in doing so, explains why the does issues how it does and what motivates the various gamers inside it. Drawing shiny comparisons from lifestyle and different industries, this publication makes advanced techniques obtainable to the final reader, giving them for the 1st time an in-depth perception into the IT undefined, the way it works, the way it impacts we all, and the place it really is prone to catapult us during this century. Written in a lucid kind via well known IT execs, this e-book is a needs to learn not just for administration and engineering scholars, IT execs, managers, and technocrats, but in addition for someone prepared to have the mysteries of the pc age unraveled.

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There will of course be plenty of flexibility and opportunity to revisit these details once further information becomes available; nevertheless, this will have been the initial point at which the businesses’ decision makers form their opinions as to what is ‘reasonable’ in terms of spending, timescales and risks—for the launch of the online businesses and the specific contribution IT makes to that. ’. This is not the case in the previous two types of problems, where the role of IT is by definition about automating something already understood, and its benefit measured in terms of the increased efficiency of the part of the business being automated.

At work, he swipes his identity card at the security barriers, registering his attendance in the office on a system built by an IT Services firm and operated by an independent security firm with a large IT department that looks after all the bank’s physical security. He logs into his computer and gets ready to take his first customer query of the day. Most of the queries are requests from customers for information about their accounts, which require him to look up their records in the customer information system— a customised package built by an IT Services firm.

Because we are looking at this business problem with a view to solving it with information technology, the process is now represented in terms of steps that cause some change in either the materials or goods involved in the manufacturing process and therefore in the information associated with those materials or goods. This is another important conceptual distinction ASPECTS OF TODAY’S IT INDUSTRY 27 28 BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT that IT Services relies on—the separation of the material elements of a business from the information associated with those elements.

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