Configuration management is the tracking, recording and monitoring of the elements of a business IT system and any changes and developments. It contains details of the organisation"s infrastructure and processes that are used in the provision and management of IT services and is the vital underpinning for IT governance.
In general, the book follows the ITIL V3 approach and is based on the interactive stream of the CMSG/itSMF Conference, "The CMBD and CMS: The Powerhouse of Service Management." Essential knowledge for all IT departments Solid theory merged with practioner feedback Applies to a wide range of real enviroments Great advice from world experts About the Author : Shirley Lacy is a co-author of the ITIL Service Transition book and director of ConnectSphere.
She is the UK Principal Expert on the ISO Working Group for Process Assessment standards for software, systems and service management. She has worked for organisations across a range of sectors including the BBC, GlaxoSmithKline, Capgemini and Vodafone.
David Norflok MBCS CITP is currently a journalist and an industry analyst with Bloor Research. He ahs worked in the public sector and in banking.
Shirley Lacy has contributed to Configuration Management as an author. Shirley Lacy is Managing Director of ConnectSphere and specialises in the application of service management best practices to deliver value from IT investments.
She is the UK Principal Expert on the ISO Working Group for Process Assessment standards for software, systems and service management. In the past, Shirley has worked for a variety of public and private sector bodies including the BBC, Vodaphone, Glaxo, and Cap Gemini(less)
About the Author : Gary Hamel has contributed to The Future of Management as an author. GARY HAMEL is founder and chairman of Strategos.
He is also a visiting professor of strategic and international management at the London Business School, and the Thomas S. Murphy distinguished research follow at Harvard Business School.
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What is Strategic Management' 2. Exploring the External Environment: Competition and Opportunities 3.
Examing the Internal Organization: Activities, Resources, and Capabilities Part 2 Strategic Actions: Strategy Formulation 4. Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage 5.
Strategy at the Business Level 6. Corporate-Level Strategy 7.
Acquisition and Restructuring Strategies 8. International Strategy 9.
Cooperative Strategy Part 3 Strategic Actions: Strategy Implementation 10. Corporate Governance 11.
Organizational Structure and Controls 12. Strategic Entrepreneurship 13.
Strategic Leadership Case Studies Case 1: 3M: Cultivating Core Competency Case 2: AMD vs. Intel: Competitive Challenges Case 3: Boeing: Redefining Strategies to Manage the Competitive Market Case 4: Dell: From a Low-Cost PC Maker to an Innovative Company Case 5: Ford Motor Company Case 6: The Home Depot Case 7: Huawei: Cisco's Chinese Challenger Case 8: ING Direct: Rebel in the Banking Industry Case 9: Microsoft's Diversification Strategy Case 10: Nestle: Sustaining Growth in Mature Markets Case 11: Sun Microsystems Case 12: Vodafone: Out of Many, One Case 13: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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The book will be useful for wealth Managers, financial Planners, financial advisors, fund managers, relationship managers, product Managers, CEOs, CFOs, and students and teachers of MBA, CA and CFA(less)
The book acquaints the readers with the entire gamut of terms, concepts, and processes of business and organizations. Its coverage includes the varied dimensions and aspects of management-both as a function and as a process.
The book is organized into seven sections-management functions and business environment, economic and financial analysis, excelling through people, managerial competencies, creating and delivering customer value, quantitative methods, and operations and technology management. Using an integrated, multi-perspective approach and a jargon-free style, the book would be equally useful to participants of short-term(less)
Students develop a strong managerial foundation, organized around the four functions of management and supported by a seamless blend of theory and applications within the pages of each chapter. Unique photo essays, challenging cases, and topics not typically found in other management texts help students build the innovative skills to manage successfully throughout turbulent times in business today.
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The subject coverage in this text is comprehensive, has depth and is relevant. Over the years, the environment in which businesses operate has been changing and companies have changed or adjusted their marketing mantras.
There is a saying, -whatever fails to change, fails to survive. -Therefore, with the opening up of the economy, privatisation, and globalisation, the marketing scenario in India and elsewhere is undergoing rapid changes and business are becoming increasingly proactive in anticipating and responding to changes and taking advantage of new opportunities.
Despite the changes and introduction of newer concepts, companies need to be customer-and-market driven. Fundamental concepts, such as segmentation, targeting, and positioning are very relevant today.
The significance of brand is becoming more and more relevant across the Globe. This book is written keeping focus on the needs of Indian students.
A full chapter is devoted to Rural Marketing with some comprehensive cases. The text is simple and easy-to-read with many suitable examples.
Most of the examples relate to Indian businesses. Many examples from other countries have also been included keeping in view the present context of open borders for companies.
The book has been divided in eight parts in order to provide some form of structure. These parts have been further divided in twenty-six chapters.
A key feature of this book is that it has 42 cases, some of them in detail. This provides much choice to select suitable cases for discussion.
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