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The Practical Guide To World-Class IT Service Management

The Practical Guide To World-Class IT Service Management

  • Author: Kevin J. Smith
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press
  • ISBN: 057818897X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 459
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This guide contains 6 Core and 12 World-Class processes each of which is described in chapters that provide a logical view of the element itself and why it is important to the organization, along with a flexible process model that can be adapted to most businesses and how the process works in practice—plus proven and practical models and Tips for Success from high-performing organizations on implementing the process. The technical content takes a mid-level view to be useful to a broader group of readers and is complemented by other relevant chapters, including: •A Brief History of IT Service Management •Understanding ITIL, COBIT, and ISO •The Consumerization of IT •Making Sense of Cloud and On-Premise •Enterprise Service Management •A Culture of Excellence •An Approach to Leverage Technology •The Exploration of Service Automation The Practical Guide to World-Class IT Service Management also examines the future of IT service management and where this exciting journey is likely to lead.

Implementing IT Governance - A Practical Guide to Global Best Practices in IT Management

Implementing IT Governance - A Practical Guide to Global Best Practices in IT Management

  • Author: Gad J. Selig
  • Publisher: Van Haren
  • ISBN: 9087537743
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 328
  • View: 7851
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The issues, opportunities and challenges of aligning information technology more closely with an organization and effectively governing an organization s Information Technology (IT) investments, resources, major initiatives and superior uninterrupted service is becoming a major concern of the Board and executive management in enterprises on a global basis. An integrated and comprehensive approach to the alignment, planning, execution and governance of IT and its resources has become critical to more effectively align, integrate, invest, measure, deploy, service and sustain the strategic and tactical direction and value proposition of IT in support of organizations.Much has been written and documented about the individual components of IT Governance such as strategic planning, demand (portfolio investment) management, program and project management, IT service management and delivery, strategic sourcing and outsourcing, performance management and metrics, like the balanced scorecard, compliance and others. Much less has been written about a comprehensive and integrated IT/Business Alignment, Planning, Execution and Governance approach. This new title fills that need in the marketplace and gives readers a structured and practical solutions using the best of the best principles available today. The book is divided into nine chapters, which cover the three critical pillars necessary to develop, execute and sustain a robust and effective IT governance environment - leadership and proactive people and change agents, flexible and scalable processes and enabling technology. Each of the chapters also covers one or more of the following action oriented topics: demand management and alignment (the why and what of IT strategic planning, portfolio investment management, decision authority, etc.); execution management (includes the how - Program/Project Management, IT Service Management with IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Strategic Sourcing and outsourcing); performance, risk and contingency management (e.g. includes COBIT, the balanced scorecard and other metrics and controls); and leadership, teams and people skills.

Building & Managing a World Class IT Help Desk

Building & Managing a World Class IT Help Desk

  • Author: Bob Wooten
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
  • ISBN: 9780072132373
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 583
  • View: 3207
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What is a help desk? A help desk is a department within a company that responds to user's technical questions. Most large companies have help desks to answer user questions. Questions and answers can be delivered by telephone, e-mail, BBS or fax. This guide should help readers build, improve or maintain a successful help desk. The resource details a step by step methodology for help desk implementation and continous improvement, including tools, tips and techniques to make the help desk more efficient. The author shows how to select, implement and utilise new technology for help desks such as web based help desks, electronic display boards and call management packages. The guide also gives real life examples that demonstrate the successes and failures involved in creating and maintaining a help desk.

Implementing IT Governance - A Pocket Guide

Implementing IT Governance - A Pocket Guide

  • Author: Gad J. Selig
  • Publisher: Van Haren
  • ISBN: 9087538170
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 210
  • View: 3796
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The issues, opportunities and challenges of aligning information technology more closely with an organization and effectively governing an organization s Information Technology (IT) investments, resources, major initiatives and superior uninterrupted service is becoming a major concern of the Board and executive management in enterprises on a global basis. An integrated and comprehensive approach to the alignment, planning, execution and governance of IT and its resources has become critical to more effectively align, integrate, invest, measure, deploy, service and sustain the strategic and tactical direction and value proposition of IT in support of organizations. Much has been written and documented about the individual components of IT Governance such as strategic planning, demand (portfolio investment) management, program and project management, IT service management and delivery, strategic sourcing and outsourcing, performance management and metrics, like the balanced scorecard, compliance and others. Much less has been written about a comprehensive and integrated IT/Business Alignment, Planning, Execution and Governance approach. This new title fills that need in the marketplace and gives readers a structured and practical solutions using the best of the best principles available today. The book is divided into nine chapters, which cover the three critical pillars necessary to develop, execute and sustain a robust and effective IT governance environment - leadership and proactive people and change agents, flexible and scalable processes and enabling technology. Each of the chapters also covers one or more of the following action oriented topics: demand management and alignment (the why and what of IT strategic planning, portfolio investment management, decision authority, etc.); execution management (includes the how - Program/Project Management, IT Service Management and Delivery with IT Infrastructure Library {ITIL} and Strategic Sourcing and outsourcing); performance, risk and contingency management (e.g. includes COBIT, the balanced scorecard and other metrics and controls); and leadership, teams and people skills. Endorsements 'Selig has brought together his years of practical experience and his academic training to produce a valuable resource on how to successfully manage IT. He uses IT governance as the focal point for executing best practices to create alignment between IT and the business. In today s marketplace, where no organization can compete effectively without alignment, this book can become the executive handbook for IT management'Christine V. Bullen, Senior Lecturer, Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology 'Dr. Selig has written an extremely comprehensive book on IT Governance. It is so comprehensive that today's IT leader need look at few other sources to ensure that they have nailed what it takes to lead a world-class IT organization. It provides details, yet serves as a easily reference-able road-map for today's busy IT executives it's a great desktop companion!'Stu Werner, Executive Vice President and CIO, Li & Fong, U.S.A. 'Dr. Selig s book on this topic is a great resource for all IT practitioners and brings together every critical aspect relating to IT governance. This book lays out a roadmap to executing within a solid governance model. It looks at all aspects of establishing, marinating, growing and sustaining an IT ecosystem. The combination of case studies and disciplined approaches to building well structured processes, committed leaders and change agents will help the board, executive management and most of all, CIO s and IT professionals think through what has worked, what can work and how to deployIT governance successfully. I very much enjoyed reading the chapters. I think you have a great book and I look forward to reading it when it comes out'Dick LeFave, CIO, Sprint Nextel 'In an era when strong IT governance is an increasingly critical component of visionary business and technology leadership, Dr Selig's book provides a welcome compendium of successful practices. Experienced leaders will find it a valuable reference, while early-career managers will appreciate the clear, actionable framework for developing high-quality, sustainable governance models of their own'Hank Zupnick, CIO, GE Real Estate 'Dr Selig's book is a well thought out and comprehensive reference guide on the successful governance of IT in context of the larger business. It successfully combines practical check lists and governance models with real world insights in an easy to read format.The book is organized into logical sections that make it easy to find topics of relevance. This book will be useful when setting up a new governance model or challenging and improving what is in place today. It is written in a format that allows the reader to stand back from the detail and look a the bigger picture, recognizing that an integrated approach to IT governance is critical to the overall health of a successful business.Dr Selig has captured this complex topic in a way that will prove a valuable reference for all levels of Executives and managers that are involved in IT governance' Nicholas Willcox, Director IT, Unilever Americas 'Dr. Selig s blend of executive IT and senior level business experience in major companies combined with many years of teaching experience and research effort have enabled him to create a unique book that blends many different components and perspectives on IT Governance into a single framework. Written for senior and aspiring IT and business leaders, his book draws upon practical experience, research, and best practices as well as the collective wisdom of the many senior IT leaders he has interacted with in teaching IT Governance. A five star rating!'James R. Shea, Director, Syracuse University, Center for Business Information Technologies 'Dr. Selig has created a veritable IT Governance Encyclopedia for the 21st century IT executive. If something isn t covered here, you probably don t need to know it'Peter Schay, Executive VP, The Advisory Council

The IT Imperative

The IT Imperative

  • Author: Kevin J. Smith
  • Publisher: The Anima Group
  • ISBN: 0578201976
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 589
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The IT Imperative takes a look at the rebirth of IT, recognizing that much of what we know today, in fact virtually all of what we take as a given today about IT will change over the next ten years. This remarkable transformation of IT is already under way and sweeping us forward, driven by the powerful forces of a new Customer focus, a reshaped IT Culture, an increased Business awareness, a drive to Innovation, a relentless pursuit of Speed, the Unification of all things IT, the creation of new Cross Functional teams and much more. The book presents 17 elements that will shape this transformation of IT and is presented in short story form to help the reader quickly understand the key points of each element and to make the book easier to read and easier to reference. Ultimately people are the key to this exciting future and this theme is reinforced throughout the book—the remarkable power of humanity and technology together in a new and dynamic partnership that is grounded by a genuine passion for the customer.

World Class Performance Through Total Quality

World Class Performance Through Total Quality

A practical guide to implementation

  • Author: Paul. Spenley
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461534844
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 171
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TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM) - A COMPETITIVE EDGE In the context of the European and Western manufacturing challenge being set by the 'Far Eastern Machine', it is of critical importance that manufacturing competitiveness is improved in Western companies. The ability to export successfully is becoming even more critical to the economic well-being of developed countries worldwide. The Japanese domination of the motor cycle and domestic consumer markets has had a significant impact on the balance of payments in Western Europe and the USA. All the signs are that Japanese companies are ready and able to enter other markets aggressively, through takeovers, acquisitions and off-shore manufacturing facilities. In Western Europe, the creation of the 'Single Market' in 1992 has provided major opportunities for companies to increase their market share. Unfortunately, many companies in the West have shown an inability to succeed even in their market when faced with tough, well-organized opposition, such as that from the Far East. There is very little time left for Western companies to catch up - the challenge is becoming more fiercely competitive daily. The time to improve competitive edge may be too late for many companies, as the European frontiers are dismantled and the Japanese companies continue to build off-shore plants in Europe. For example, it is a fact that companies are increasingly x PREFACE being forced to achieve world class manufacturing capability in order to compete and, in many cases, survive.

Medical Management: A Practical Guide

Medical Management: A Practical Guide

  • Author: Hameen Markar,Geraldine O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1444145401
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 336
  • View: 2429
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This essential guide provides a lifeline to authoritative, reliable information on medical management, giving you all the skills you need whether managing a junior colleague as a lead doctor, or running multidisciplinary consortia in the NHS or private sectors. Learn key skills from leadership, managing change, quality control, and project management through to doctors in difficulty, appraisals and revalidation, managing exceptional performance, and poor performance Comprehensive coverage of NHS and private healthcare, primary care, acute and emergency care, mental health, and many other sectors Gain insight into important topics such as healthcare innovations and technologies, implementing evidence-based medicine, medical education, patient safety, and primary care consortia Refine your management skills with advice, wisdom, and practical help from key opinion leaders, medical professionals, and management experts In this world of change, reforms and new government initiatives, can you afford not to build on your existing skills? Whether you are new to medical management or an experienced director wishing to stay up to date and refine your expertise, this book will be an invaluable source of advice to help you manage the delivery of high-quality care.

CRM in Financial Services

CRM in Financial Services

A Practical Guide to Making Customer Relationship Management Work

  • Author: Bryan Foss,Merlin Stone
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780749436964
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 700
  • View: 939
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CRM in Financial Services gives a whole host of suggestions as to how companies can improve their CRM and achieve the anticipated return on investment. It shows how to avoid the main problems and challenge some of the conventional wisdom about what is happening in the financial services market.

IT Systems Management

IT Systems Management

  • Author: Rich Schiesser
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0137059590
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 600
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The best-practice guide to managing IT infrastructures–now fully updated! IT Systems Management is an up-to-the-minute guide to maintaining stable, responsive IT production environments. Top IT systems management expert Rich Schiesser illuminates both the theoretical and practical aspects of systems management, using methods and examples drawn from decades of experience leading and consulting with the world’s most complex enterprise IT organizations. This thoroughly updated edition covers every systems management discipline and all elements of success: people, process, and technology. Schiesser shows how to apply best-practice system management throughout all IT infrastructure environments, from mainframe data centers to web-enabled systems, client/server and mid-range platforms to wireless and VoIP networks. Schiesser systematically addresses today’s most crucial issues, as well as emerging trends that will transform IT systems management. You’ll find an entirely new chapter on using IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) effectively, plus new coverage ranging from managing outsourced functions to efficiently delivering “ultra-speed” Internet connections. This edition includes more real-life examples throughout, and new interactive problems designed to give IT professionals even deeper insight. Coverage includes: • Implementing bullet-proof processes in areas ranging from change management to production acceptance, capacity planning to storage • Optimizing the “people” components of IT service delivery, from customer service to executive support • Using technology to manage systems more efficiently and effectively • Systematically managing performance, availability, and business continuity • Reducing the cost and complexity of IT facilities management • Taking a more strategic approach to security Rich Schiesser founded and owns RWS Enterprises, Inc., a consultancy that specializes in designing and implementing world-class IT infrastructures. His client list has included The Weather Channel, Amazon.com, and DIRECTV. He has led major IT infrastructure organizations at Hughes Aircraft, the City of Los Angeles, and Twentieth Century Fox. For nearly ten years, he managed the primary data center at Northrop Grumman, one of the world’s most advanced computer facilities. A former University of Phoenix faculty member, he has taught IT management at UCLA and California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). informit.com/ph

A Practical Guide to Information Systems Process Improvement

A Practical Guide to Information Systems Process Improvement

  • Author: Anita Cassidy,Keith Guggenberger
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1420025678
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 286
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When you invest in expensive technology and systems, you want to get the most out of them. Process improvement has been used for years as an effective strategy to reduce costs, shorten cycle times, improve quality, and increase user satisfaction in other areas of business such as Quality, Manufacturing, and Engineering. While there are many books available on process improvement and process re-engineering, few of them address the unique processes within information systems as clearly and succinctly as A Practical Guide to Information Systems Improvement. Process Improvement for IS Tailored specifically for IS processes, A Practical Guide to Information Systems Process Improvement provides a step-by-step method for creating a world class Information System organization. The authors introduce process management and highlight its application to information systems. The book outlines a practical, complete, and easy-to-understand method for improving or re-engineering the processes within the Information Systems organization — simplifying process improvement so that you can begin to use it immediately. Avoid common pitfalls and mistakes The evolving business environment puts new demands on your Information Systems. E-commerce, changing technology, ERP, and globalization are just a few of the areas that will benefit from process improvement. This easy-to-follow guide includes a corresponding process model for each step that serves as a starting point for process improvement effort. It provides a checklist to ensure your new process meets all the requirements for its particular purpose and identifies pitfalls and mistakes to avoid.