Reading Tip: ‘The New IT’ by Jill Dyché

Throughout her long career as a speaker and software executive, author Jill Dyché has been asked the same question time and again: “What should we do about shadow IT?”

She’s decided to address the answer head-on, in this book (Full title: ’The New IT: How Technology Leaders are Enabling Business Strategy in the Digital Age’), which can be considered  an action-ready blueprint for building and strengthening the role of IT in your company—and prescribing IT’s future in this world filled with increasingly tech-savvy employees.

This manifesto explains how to:

ASSESS your current and future IT profile

ALIGN your IT organization with business priorities

MAP technology delivery plans according to business priorities

ORGANIZE IT according to your company’s culture and strengths

REDEFINE innovation and talent management practices

BUILD a stronger and enduring role for IT as a business partner (with analytics in a starring role, obviously)

The New IT also includes real-world case studies and best practices from successful, technology-enabled companies such as Toyota, Merck, Brooks Brothers, Union Bank, and many others. 

You can read more about it here and order it straightaway, while you’re at it!