In The Real Business of IT, authors Richard Hunter and George Westerman describe a proven process that leading CIOs have used to transform the executive team's perception of IT from cost generator to value creator. Hands-on tools and numerous company examples reveal how you can:
  • Show value for money: Provide clear data that demonstrates to everyone how IT provides the right services, at the right level of quality, at a competitive price.
  • Link IT to business outcomes: Identify and prioritize new IT-based opportunities, deliver effective solutions and measure benefits through a "virtuous cycle of IT value."
  • Become the "CIO-Plus": Leverage your experience and influence to take on broader challenges inside and outside the organization.

This timely and hard-hitting book is the must-have guide for IT managers in every industry who want to increase their impact on the business, boost their influence in their organization and bolster their careers.