"This book is important reading. It offers practical, real-world
insight and pragmatic no-nonsense approaches for people who have a
stake in corporate IT. "
—Lynda Applegate, Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
"Information systems and processes are very important parts of
our due diligence assessment of a company—yet the jargon is
often more difficult to understand than many foreign languages.
Baschab and Piot effectively translate IT into words and concepts
that businesspeople can easily understand and act upon. This book
is a helpful reference guide for corporate executives and private
equity groups of all types."
—Neal Aronson, Managing Partner, Roark Capital Group
"Business success increasingly depends on effective use of IT.
Effective use of IT depends on the kind of in-depth, practical
insight in this book. Baschab and Piot provide a pragmatic approach
to information systems investment that should be required reading
for senior executives and CIOs alike."
—Erik Brynjolfsson, Schussel Professor of Management, Director of the Center for Digital Business, MIT
"This book should provide valuable guidance for management and
technology consultants. The Executive's Guide to Information
Technology provides field-proven insight on all important aspects
of IT planning and execution, from governance to applications to
operations and infrastructure."
—Gary J. Fernandes, former vice chairman, EDS, member of the Board of Directors, Computer Associates
"Baschab and Piot do a great job of laying out the fundamental
issues and challenges that every IT organization faces. More often
than not, the issues are not technical in nature, but are a
reflection of how the IT and business teams work together to
define, execute, and implement new business tools. The threshold
issue is leadership. Often it is difficult for business leaders to
feel that they have the skills and perspective to provide that
leadership on technical projects. The Executive's Guide to
Information Technology provides non-technical business leaders a
solid framework for engaging with their IT peers."
—Tom Nealon, Chief Information Officer, J.C. Penney