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IT SAVVY: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain

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IT SAVVY: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain

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IT SAVVY What top executives must know to go from pain to gain Published by Harvard Business Press and distributed by McGraw-Hill ISBN: 978 1 4221 8101 0 128 pages. Hardback RRP £16.99 www.harvardbusiness.org by Peter Weill and Jeanne W. Ross

I confess I put this book at the bottom of the pile of those awaiting review and then waited until I got to it! The reason was simply that I am daily involved in IT and business applications and dreaded reviewing 'old stuff' and 'dry' theories.

However, I received two pleasant surprises. Firstly, the style was user friendly and warm; secondly, the 'stuff' (despite being in hard copy) was fresh. It's also worth bearing in mind that the book is based soundly on research covering 1,800 companies in more than 60 countries.

The emphasis on clarity is consistent, and summed up by the 'Governance Objectives' (for senior executives to inform strategic decisions). …

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