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Author Hoque, Faisal.

Title The power of convergence : linking business strategies and technology decisions to create sustainable success / Faisal Hoque with Lawrence M. Walsh, Diana L. Mirakaj, and Jeffrey Bruckner
Published New York : American Management Association, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 231 pages) : illustrations
Contents The business/technology disconnect -- Convergence : concept to value -- The financial value of business/technology convergence -- The nimble giants : how converged business models drive successful large enterprises -- The new face of the public sector : how governance leads to greater government efficiency -- Size doesn't matter : how small enterprises benefit from strategic investment management -- The transformation triangle -- Creating business agility -- Sustained innovation : the science of constantly moving forward -- Driving operational excellence -- Becoming a better business technology leader
Summary Go beyond simple alignment to maximize the role, impact, and value of technology in your organization. From technology giants to major airlines to government agencies, the landscape is littered with the shells of once-promising enterprises that failed to do one thing: Converge their impressive technology initiatives with their business strategies. With countless opportunities lost and billions wasted, these examples provide a much-needed wake up call that it is time to institutionalize a set of repeatable management practices to successfully run an organization. The Power of Convergence makes the case and lays the groundwork for a new understanding of the role of technology in business. No technology should be developed or deployed without a full vision of how it advances business goals, addresses customer needs, or both. Beyond that, technology should be so tightly intertwined with strategy that the two drive each other, with each at the ready when market opportunity materializes however suddenly. With compelling examples of successes and failures at organizations from Ford Motor Company to the FBI, The Power of Convergence provides the framework and mechanisms for uniting business and technology, seeding horizontal collaborations and partnering opportunities, and capturing strategic possibilities created through convergence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Strategic planning.
Success in business.
Technological innovations -- Management.
Form Electronic book
Author Bruckner, Jeffrey
Mirakaj, Diana L
Walsh, Lawrence M
ISBN 0814416969 (electronic bk.)
9780814416969 (electronic bk.)