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The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos

The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos
Author: Phil Simon
ISBN 13: 9780470587508
ISBN 10: 470587504
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2010-01-22
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
List Price: $60.00

THE Next Wave of Technologies Opportunities in Chaos

The worlds of technology, business, and people are colliding faster and more intensely than ever before. Organizations today face increasing pressures to respond to innovation, maintain operational excellence, and improve financial performance while trying to keep costs at an absolute minimum. With each technological advance comes not only enormous possibility for organizations to grow and succeed, but also the need to understand these new technologies—and then actually use them effectively.

Featuring practical, real-world advice on the hottest IT topics from a panel of world-class experts—including renowned senior executives, authors, IT practitioners, journalists, thought leaders, and pundits, The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos provides a veritable toolbox of the latest and most effective solutions for your organization to put its next set of competitive and strategic business practices in motion.

This complete guide helps you move forward to drive business value with solutions that are not only useful, but also transcend the buzzwords, the noise, and yes, the chaos. Here, you will:

  • Learn to assess the threats and opportunities created by disruptive technologies

  • Discover insights and best practices for averting undesirable outcomes

  • Know the right questions to ask to ensure successful implementation of new technologies

  • Understand the latest tools for managing organizational data

  • Find out the essentials, best practices, and pitfalls of SaaS, cloud computing, business intelligence, open source software, social media, and other emerging technologies

  • Understand the intersection of people, business, and technologies that make these trends work

It's time to take IT seriously again. The Next Wave of Technologies takes you there with smarter ways to get work done and the exciting new technologies that can help.