The IT executive's ultimate handbook for survival in a rapidly changing economy
The Practical CIO: A Common Sense Guide for Successful IT Leadership provides needed advice for modern executives competing in a challenging global environment.
Proactively establish goals for IT
Hold all vendors accountable
Extract maximum value from existing IT investments
Manage and market the IT brand
Build relationships up, down and sideways across the enterprise and beyond its traditional boundaries
Act like a CEO
Brimming with interviews and case studies from leading global enterprises such as Microsoft, Prudential, Citigroup, Chiquita Brands, Smithfield Foods and West Marine. The Practical CIO is designed for clear-eyed IT and C-level executives with no patience for hype or overly optimistic visions of a "better tomorrow." Truly a commonsense guide for successful IT leadership, this book delivers exactly the kind of hard-nosed, actionable advice that executives urgently require.