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The New Book "100 IT Charms" Book Introduction

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The purpose of the book “100 IT Charms: Running Versatile IT to get Digital Ready“ is to articulate different flavors of digital IT organizations and brainstorm the best and next practices for running highly innovative and high-performance IT. Digital charm is not based on the style presented on the surface but on a set of unique competencies to make IT shine through as a business differentiator.

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The New Book "100 IT Charms" Book Introduction

  1. 1. 100 IT Charms Running Versatile IT to Get Digital Ready Pearl Zhu The Author of “Digital Master” (28+ Books) & “Future of CIO” Blog (5700 + Blogs) WWW.PEARLZHU.COM FUTUREOFCIO.BLOGSPOT.COM CIO MASTER DIGITAL MASTER
  2. 2. “Digital Master” Book Series
  3. 3. Title: 100 IT Charms Sub Title: Running Versatile IT to Get Digital Ready Author: Pearl Zhu ISBN: 978-0-359-71613-5 Copyright Date: June, 2019 About “The Change Agent CIO”
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  5. 5. “100 IT Charms” Summary The purpose of the book “100 IT Charms: Running Versatile IT to get Digital Ready“ is to articulate different flavors of digital IT organizations and brainstorm the best and next practices for running highly innovative and high-performance IT. Digital charm is not based on the style presented on the surface but on a set of unique competencies to make IT shine through as a business differentiator.
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  7. 7. It is important to run a business-driven IT organization with dynamic, iterative, integral, and interactive digital flow and manage the business continuum by following a set of well-defined digital principles and taking interdisciplinary management practices. Chapter 1 IT as Business Driver
  8. 8. IT needs to shift from "T" - technology driven to "I" - information, insight, and innovation oriented. The CIO role needs to be elevated to the "information" part of the definition and back to the basic as the title implies: "Chief Information Officer.” Chapter 2 IT as Information Broker
  9. 9. To make a smooth digital transformation, IT needs to shift from providing largely back-office support to becoming the strategic business partner for guiding digital transformation and driving changes proactively. Chapter 3 Strategic IT
  10. 10. Digital is about change. IT has become synonymous with the change department in forward-looking organizations. IT is in a unique position to oversee the whole organizational processes and should have the program skills to implement digital transformation successfully. . Chapter 4 Change Agent IT
  11. 11. To keep IT relevant, IT management shouldn't just practice some transactional activities or act as a controller only. It has to explore both the art and the science of digital management discipline, run IT organization as the “center of possibility.” Chapter 5 IT as a “Center of Possibility”
  12. 12. Digital IT needs to be run as an outside-in and people-centric organization to enchant customers, empower employees, evolve business partners, invite all sorts of business partners for feedback, and ensure the right people getting the right information at the right time to make the right decisions. Chapter 6 People-Centric IT
  13. 13. The unprecedented opportunities brought by information and technologies and IT-enabled changeability can lift up a fast growing business promptly. It can also reinvent a well-established organization to reach the next level of the business growth cycle. Chapter 7 Competitive IT
  14. 14. With continuous disruptions and the exponential growth of information, the role of IT in the current business environment should be able to solve critical business problems and enable business outcomes in a structured way. Chapter 8 IT as Problem-Solver
  15. 15. The multidimensional digital transformation provides impressive advantages in terms of the speed of delivering business solutions and the impact on the way we think, live, and work nowadays. The priority for CIOs is to genuinely position IT as an integral and inseparable part of the business and run high-performance IT to get digital ready. Chapter 9 High Performance IT
  16. 16. More often than not, IT needs to drive changes and plays a pivotal role in the digital transformation by focusing on the fastest speed available because that is where the main threat to business competitors. It is about running IT as a business accelerator to catalyze growth and improve organizational speed. Chapter 10 IT as Accelerator
  17. 17. IT management must get a feeler of the business view, help in trying new technologies as a business enabler for developing differentiated business competency, expanding digital effects systematically and chartering the digital paradigm shift seamlessly. Conclusion: High Mature IT Digital maturity is the state of ripeness, quality, fluency, delight, zest, balance, and resilience.
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  20. 20. Review Would you recommend this book? Write your review here.

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