While many reader comments are available on Amazon.com, these might also be helpful:Where To Purchase
This book is available in print and Kindle versions on Amazon.com here.
This Amazon best-selling 4th edition of Technical Impact will simply provide you with four things:
Proven ways to make the contribution of the IT function as beneficial as possible to the business it serves;
Proven ways to ensure that the IT function is fully recognized for the positive impact it has on business performance;
Enough explicit examples to instill confidence that these approaches are doable in any IT organization; and
Advice on how to get started, even though you have no buy-in except your own.
The collective use and adaptation of these lessons has an important outcome: an IT function that is continuously improving its effectiveness to the enterprise to help it become ever more competitive.Reader Comments
“Al Kuebler's book, "Technical Impact" will help you keep IT relevant and make your career count. The book is brief and as an illustration of its effectiveness—uses flowcharts and a 'book map' which allows you to jump right to the page that covers what you want to do at your company—say, commercialize an IT function.”
More importantly, the book explains how IT professionals and general managers can use collaboration, communication and persuasion to do that.
More than technology itself, it is about continuously improving IT-business relationships through active interest, involvement and initiative. Unlike the ever-changing world of technology, these principles do not change.
It will also give IT professionals insight into ways to make their IT career last and make it count, remain enthusiastic about their contributions and improve their sense of accomplishment and reward.
“Finally a book that makes excellence in IT understandable and achievable. I talk to CIOs on a regular basis about bringing greater value to their organization. I'm convinced that the CIOs that "really get it and do it," must have read this book. This book breathes life into the concept that IT is not about bits and bytes. It lays out an excellent roadmap to help any organization transform a cost center to a cost avoider and value adder. In addition, it provides sage advice on a personal level for career development including how to pick the right employer! It is a must read not only for IT professionals but also for any business leader (or soon to be leader).”
“This tremendously useful guide illustrates how customer satisfaction and bottom-line results are enhanced through effective leveraging of the IT function. Al Kuebler provides a roadmap that fosters company-wide collaboration while empowering IT professionals to actively contribute to overall business strategy and leadership.”
Abe Eshkenazi, Chief Executive Officer, APICS
“Al Kuebler shows IT managers at all levels how to communicate the benefits of IT in business terms. He also shows business leaders what they can expect from an effective IT management function. If you want to save money while growing your enterprise with IT, you’ll want to get and use the knowledge in this book.”
“If you read only one chapter, make it, ‘What Are You Doing for Me and Why Don’t I Know It?’ It’s right on the money. As Kuebler puts it, our primary function in IT is to directly understand what the business does and needs and communicate what IT is doing for it.”
“Al Kuebler makes a strong case for the importance of life-long learning, and then offers the reader a high impact short course to becoming the IT business partner organizations need and the leader people deserve, as well as finding the route to a successful IT career. Here is the means to shorten your learning curve and drive top-level outcomes for you, your team and your business.”
“Al Kuebler does a great job of demystifying IT for business owners like me who don’t have a technical background. I recommend that entrepreneurs read this book to understand what they need from technology, and how to get it.”
Todd Feldman, Founder and President
“Al Kuebler’s priorities—partnership and involvement with those who need IT leadership—and his approach of delivering value through IT and keeping things simple and practical changed my approach to business. By following the principles that Al conveys, you will be better able to use IT for competitive advantage, and ROI will be much more directly achievable. His is advice that transcends industry specialty or professional discipline. The knowledge in this book will make your cost for IT ever more productive.”
“This book is full of practical IT management strategies. The first 5-9 chapters really hit home. I bought 3 more copies and sent them to my VP, CIO and president. The great insight on pages 12 and 13 reinforce the many strategic solutions provided.”
“An easy-to-read, invaluable guide to highly effective strategic, proactive IT leadership. A no-nonsense must read to help IT managers add value for their customers by avoiding cost, improving service and increasing revenue, while at the same time dramatically improving their own leadership effectiveness. A critical tool for the career growth and development, and the career longevity, of IT managers and leaders.”
Walter Polsky, President
Cambridge Human Resources Group
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those IT management factors that create the proper
linked-destiny relationship between the business units and IT to jointly improve business and strategic performance as team partners.
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Why each of these IT management factors needs attention and
what their outcomes increasingly need to be, is addressed in Technical
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