Reviewing the Adventure of an IT Leader Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation How much time and effort should an IT department devote to scanning for and analyzing emerging technologies? Infrastructure technology department to be efficient in an organization it has to ensure that it is updated on emerging technologies. However these emerging technologies have to be scanned and analyzed firstly before any consideration to implementing them. If only people in the cooperate world and technology people agreed to share more insights businesses will run more smoothly and people would be in a position to communicate even better. However even managers should be eager to learn more about IT for organizations to operate in the most efficient way. Emerging technologies are very important to any company that desires to grow and is glamorous. A lot of effort has to be put in place for the scanning and analysis to be successful the knowledge. Instead a good manager should first outline the things he knows perfectly and those that he doesn’t. This will help him list the areas he needs to look for experts and the areas he can confidently handle. This strategy is very effective because it helps the manager not to look like a mess while he allocates duties to different people in the organization. Towards the end of the book the kid narrates that for managers to be effective they should not dictate on particular models on how to run things but instead they should assume that they do not know as much. A manager might end up loving a way of doing things only because that particular model is pleasing to them but not effective to the company. This makes it hard for them to deal with certain situations because in some way they have been blinded. [...]
Reviewing The Adventures of an IT Leader For this assignment, complete a 3-5 page summary based on your readings in The Adventures of an IT Leader. As you read the chapters, think about pertinent issues and the relationship of these factors to situation outcomes. As you prepare your paper, respond to the following questions: How much time and effort should an information technology (IT) department devote to scanning for and analyzing emerging technologies? What are your responses to Bernie Ruben’s three questions in taking action on the blog issue at IVK: What if anything should we do about this blog entry? What should be our general policy about blogging based on inside information from within the company? What should be our process for spotting emerging technologies and analyzing them to see how they might be relevant to use for better or worse? Which of the three proposed processes should IVK pursue for enforcing infrastructure technology standards? Recommend and justify. Is IT standardization and innovation (or flexibility) in conflict in an organization like IVK? What do you think of the kid’s toolkit approach to management?