Blind men and the elephant [electronic resource] :demystifying the global IT services industry / Was Rahman and Priya Kurien.
By: Rahman, Was.
Contributor(s): Kurien, Priya.Material type: BookPublisher: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 317 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9788178299952 (electronic bk.); 817829995X (electronic bk.).Other title: Blind men & the elephant [Cover title].Subject(s): Information services industry | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Service | Information services industryGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 338.4/702504 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. -305) and index.
The paradox of the IT industry -- Aspects of today's IT industry -- What IT service companies do -- Realities and perceptions -- Prehistory -- Early business computing -- A potted history of IT services -- Succeeding today -- Leaders -- New influences and challengers -- How to predict the future -- Four "see-able" futures -- Speculation.
Description based on print version record.
In just a few decades since its birth, the global IT industry has grown to a trillion. dollars. It continues to transform society and business, as perhaps no other industry,. yet remains one of the least understood industries in the world. Behind the facade. of geekiness and technophobia lies a set of organisations routinely given the. power to fundamentally reshape many facets of our lives, and in the process create. lucrative sources of financial rewards for those investing in it. This book explains what consultants and IT Services firms do. It examines the. industry?s surprisingly captivati.