Standardization and Innovation
"The Adventures of an IT Leader" invites readers to "walk in the shoes" of Jim Barton, the new CIO of the fictional IVK Corporation,, as he spends a difficult year learning effective information technology leadership, sidestepping the pitfalls that make the CIO job the most volatile, high-turnover job in the business. In this chapter, Barton addresses issues around standardization and reducing infrastructure complexity. His team proposes three different approaches to achieving a balance between maintaining existing systems and investing in new functionality and ensuring standards compliance. This chapter is excerpted from "The Adventures of an IT Leader."
- 2009 HBS Press
Choosing a Book Format
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Audio (MP3) format is used by audio only devices, such as iPod.
Braille format is used by Braille output devices.
DAISY Audio format works on DAISY compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream.
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