Time to Take Control provides reasonable and effective guidelines for successfully using computers to improve the workplace. This is a perfect book for anyone who wants to increase the productivity and flexibility of their business.
The author maintains an Internet Web site, designed as a forum and bulletin for the latest papers and research on the subject as it develops.
Table of Contents
* SECTION 1: THE CHALLENGE * The Business Environment (Why are Companies Changing?) * Corporate Change Concepts (How are Companies Trying to Change?) * The Quality Issue (From Deming to QS9000) * Business Process Reengineering (Why so Radical?) * SECTION 2: THE COMPUTER ENVIRONMENT * Corporate Use of Computers (Why do we Have a Problem with Computer?) * Corporate Productivity (How Bad is the Computer Problem?) * SECTION 3: THE WORLD OUTSIDE (THE BIG NEW FACTOR) * The Internet (Will the Internet Change Anything?) * Impact of Electronic Data Interchange EDI (The Key to Successful Business Agents) * Teleworking (50%) of the US Workforce is Doing it Some of the Time) * Convergence (The Internet Driving Change) * SECTION 4: THE INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS * Tools to Support Change (Understanding Processes) * Off the Shelf Software (What Can be Done with These $99.99 Tools?) * Groupware (Why did IBM Buy Lotus?) * The Object Corporation (Are Objects Important?) * The Development of Integration (The Start of Something Big) * Directions for the Future (What Next?) * SECTION 5: TAKING CONTROL * The Plan (How to Take Control)