Learn the highlights from my upcoming book at our free Executive Seminar on November 15th.
A CEO’s Survival Guide to Information Technology
That’s the working title of my book. I’m pretty sure it’ll be out early next year (it has taken a lot more time than I thought it would). The focus is laid out in the first paragraph:
Here’s the deal. You’re a business owner (or you’re going to pretend to be while reading this book). You’ve discovered that it’s critical that Information Technology (which moving forward we’re going to call IT because us Geeks love to turn things into it’s first letter components) is as integrated to your business as possible. To the extent it’s not “an afterthought” or “we also ran it with this.” And you’ve either tried to keep up with technology and end up spending waaaay too much time (to the point where it’s become a “Hobby of the Damned”) or you’re dependent upon an IT Professional that you really, really hope is giving your good advice. And that IT Professional might be the guy (or gal) at the office who has a home network (in the land of the blind…).
The goal of the book is to give business leaders insight into Information Technology as it pertains to the needs of the business. In other words, what matters to improve the operation of the business, not the geeky stuff. We’ll discuss:
- How to manage the tradeoffs between security, cost and productivity
- How to prioritize your operations for Business Continuity
- How to understand the value of upgrading (or not) software and systems
- How to get more value out of all the data your employees are entering into systems
- How to get your IT Processes to cooperate with your Business Processes (and vice versa)
If you’ve heard me speak before, you know I’ll be candid and brutally honest. And no sales pitch.
The seminar is free, there will be food and some giveaways…