“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.), Business Transformation
“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.”
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 roadmap 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 business.”
Publisher Emeritus, CIO Magazine
“This book is required reading for any CIO who wants to demonstrate and drive the investment possibilities of technology. A seat at the table with business awaits the reader.”
CIO & EVP, Resolve Corporation
“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, Ph.D. Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, Nova Southeastern University
"Tony Read's book 'The IT Value network from IT Investments to Stakeholder Value' 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 then ever to demonstrate IT return on investment and this book is a valuable aid for CxO's looking to leverage every IT dollar to secure maximum business return"
- Albert R. Hitchcock Chief Information Officer, Vodafone Group
“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.”
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
“The IT value network is a comprehensive and excellent consolidation of the current thinking on IT value-based management – especially relevant in today’s current economic climate. The concepts of triangulating value and the six degrees of IT value hit the mark, providing great management insights. IT and business managers wanting more from their IT investment dollar and the ability to effectively communicate the value proposition to the CXOs should read this book.”
Chief Technology Officer, Axia NetMedia Corporation
“IT vendors and professional services companies wishing to improve their value proposition and partnership with their CXO clients will find the IT value network invaluable. The concept of expanding a firm’s IT value footprint beyond an internal perspective is enlightening. Driving stakeholder economic value across the firm’s value system and value network is visionary and as Tony states will create network advantage – great read by Read”
- Dale Neilly
VP Sales & Marketing, Radiant Communications
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