IT investments are becoming more than just business enablers or assets on the books; they provide capability that can drive the business. Thought leadership should migrate towards information investment, getting a bigger bang for the buck from the 'I' in IT and from the 'I' in CIO.
The IT Value Network: From IT Investment to Stakeholder Economic Value incorporates new emerging decision support methods, such as real options, which are considered to complement traditional financial measures. Organizational and informational economic based techniques are also incorporated to manage and assess IT investments, including the balanced scorecard (BSC), and investment and portfolio management; in addition to coverage of IT key performance indicators and competitive benchmarking.
Selected as a top 10 best IT-Business book for 2009 by CIO Insight - Praises for The IT Value Network: From IT Investment to Stakeholder Value
"This is probably the best 'up-to-date' executive information
management resource since Strassmann's works of fifteen years ago.
Tony Read provides a comprehensive and insightful assessment of the
state of IT investment and the value of various technologies and
information management in the modern enterprise. For corporate
executives trying to navigate this rapidly changing landscape, this
book is highly recommended."
?Paul A. Brinkley, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (U.S.) for Business Transformation Agency
"Managing technology investments with a value-based approach
just works?it has provided significant stakeholder value at
Indigo. This book is a must-read for both IT and business managers
who want to improve the return on their IT investments."
?Michael Serbinis, President, Shortcovers, CIO & EVP, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
"Difficulty proving the business value of IT remains a key
barrier to IT executives. IT Value Network provides a clear road
map to chief information officers interested in moving beyond
simply aligning business and technology strategies. It is a
must-read for IT executives who wish to become true partners to the
?Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus, CIO magazine
"This book is a complete study of how value is derived and
measured from IT investments. All IT strategy professionals should
read it and have access to it. I strongly recommend it."
?Ali Hamza, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
"IT spending continues to climb, but IT value is invariably left
on the table. Tony's new book will enlighten both the practitioner
and academic to new approaches and techniques for capturing and
realizing stakeholder economic value?with a great perspective
to sustaining competitive advantage or as the book promotes network
advantage, across the firm's value system."
?Edward Lieblein, PhD, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, Nova Southeastern University
"Tony Read's book provides excellent insight and strategies for
maximizing shareholder return from IT investments. The book gives a
timely response to the challenges every CIO and CFO face in the
current economic environment. It is now more important than ever to
demonstrate IT return on investment and this book is a valuable aid
for Cx's looking to leverage every IT dollar to secure maximum
?Albert R. Hitchcock, CIO, Vodafone Group