Technogy Strategies – Table of Content

Managing Technology, Value, and Change in the New Economy

First edition; 300 pages
ISBN 0-13-027957-9
( by:Cooper Smith )

Table of Content


  • Technology as the Strategic Advantage
  • But I’m not an Engineer!
  • What’s Ahead?
  • How This Book is Organized

Chapter 1 : The History of Technology

  • The Age of Ancient Technology
  • Technology as Necessity

Chapter 2 : The Business of Technology

  • Let’s Get Down to Business
  • New Technology, Old Ideas
  • Business Enters the Digital Age
  • The Tried and True
  • Moving into More Practical Matters
  • The Real World
  • The Microscopic Point of View

Chapter 3 :Managing Technological Change

  • Technology and the Workplace
  • Business Case Models: Life in the Real World
    • Case 1: Driven by Business
  • Case 2: Driven by Technology
    • Technology as a Cost Center
    • Technology as a Profit Center
  • The Trade-Offs
  • The Most Common People Issues
    • Lack of Senior Technical Resources= The Organization Structure
  • Ineffective Systems Management Planning/Implementations= The Organization Structure
    • Focusing on Technology

Chapter 4 : The Limits of Technology

  • Life in the Real World
    • Case Study: Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Technical Innovation Meets Business Motivation
  • The End of a Dynasty
  • The New Revolution
    • The Beginning of the End

Chapter 5 : The Future of Technology

  • Technology Forecasting
    • Into the Crystal Ball
    • How much is too much?
  • The Second Industrial Revolution
  • The Rise of the Knowledge Base Economy

Chapter 6 : The Internet

  • What the Internet is Not
  • Major Concepts
  • The Economics of Information
    • What Gives Information Its Initial Economic?
  • The End of Channels and Hierarchies
    • Unbundling the Corporate Infrastructure for the Internet Hyper-Archy
    • The Corporate Structure Redefined

Chapter 7 : Developing Technological Strategies

  • The “Information-Based” Organization
  • Knowledge Is Power
  • A world of Chiefs
  • The Executive Challenge: A Brave New World
  • The New Corporate Culture
  • Now That We Know What Not to Do, What Should We Do?

Chapter 8 : Developing Business Strategies

  • Understanding the Correlation Between Competitive Advantage and Organizational Alignment
  • Aligning the Network
  • The Insider’s View
  • Aligning the Organization
  • Aligning for the Future
  • Aligning the Unknown

Chapter 9 : The Integration of Technology in Our Business and Personal Lives

  • The Knowledge-Based Economy
  • Defining the E-conomy
  • A Company of One
  • My Technology, Myself
  • The True Revolution
  • Most frequently Asked Questions

Appendix A

  • Lotus Notes, the Emerging Technology that Stayed that Way

Appendix B

  • CIGNA Corporation: Laying New Organizational Roots with Reengineering

Appendix C

  • Competition: Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk

Appendix D

  • Couch Potatoes, Remain Seated

Appendix E

  • Technology Paradox


IT Automation
The Quest for “Lights Out”: Data center automation in distributed environments.
CIO Wisdom
Best Practices from Silicon Valley’s Leading IT Experts
IT Services
Costs, Metrics, Benchmarking, and Marketing: Delighting IT customers: your real-world, start-to-finish guide
CIO Wisdom II
More Best Practices from Leading IT Experts
IT Architecture Toolkit
Less theoretical, more practical approach to developing and implementing enterprise architecture.
IT People
Doing More with Less. Best practices for managing the people within the IT organization.
Data Warehousing
Architecture and Implementation: A start-to-finish process for deploying successful data warehouses
Building Professional Services
The Sirens’ Song: A comprehensive guide to creating a professional services organization
IT Problem Management
The complete “best practices” guide to IT problem resolution.
IT Organization
Building a World-Class Infrastructure.
IT Web Services
A Roadmap for the Enterprise: Architectures, platforms, roles, business models, and deployment realities.
Software Development
Building Reliable Systems.
IT Production Services
Building Competitive Advantage: Describes one of the most important functions of an IT infrastructure
Managing IT as an Investment
Partnering for Success: Maximizing the value of technology—and the success of your IT organization.
High Availability
Design, Techniques and Processes: The complete how-to guide for maximizing availability of enterprise systems
IT Systems Management
Design, Implement, and Manage World-Class Infrastructures.
Technology Strategies
Managing technology, value, and change in the new economy.
Web-Based Infrastructures
A 4-D Framework: Maximize the value of your next Web-centered initiative.

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