BENEFITS OF IT: The Information Edge with Mary E. Boone. 1987.
Master the information age or go out of business, it's about as simple as that. No other book presents so many compelling, practical cases of those who have seized the information initiative. Jargon and obscure theory are delightfully absent. Regardless of the business you are in, you will find practical examples of immediate value.
co-author of In Search of Excellence and A Passion for Excellence
The Information Edge leaves little doubt that appropriate use of information technology can give an organization a tactical and strategic advantage. An excellent book -- I recommend it without reservation.
Chairman, Committee on Information Management
Financial Executives Institute
An important first step in giving managers a framework to evaluate the value of information technologist. This book is especially useful for people who sense the importance of the technology but are unable to articulate those feelings.
This book offers concrete examples of what has long been intuitively obvious: personal computers and access to information increases people's effectiveness and has a positive effect on the bottom line.
If I keep promising Congress productivity, they have every right to come back in a year and ask for headcount reductions. It's a never-ending downward spiral. This is the answer I've been looking for.
Associate Deputy Chief of Administration
U.S.D.A. Forest Service
Director, MIT Center for IS Research
Meyer and Boone clearly outline how to employ information technology to achieve competitive advantage. Their approach is based on value-added benefits, how to identify them, and how to implement the right systems to attain them. Concept is transformed into an actionable implementation plan. There is no consultant voodoo here - the steps are clearly articulated, reinforced with examples, and are supported with facts and numbers. Three of the four appendices expand this material by providing needs assessment and measurement interview guides, and expected values.
Amazon Top 50 Reviewer
Meyer and Boone's Strategy Tree Planning Methodology offers concrete ways to link the use of information technologies with business strategies, including the use of computer technology in carrying it out. A welcome addition to a fine book.
President, Society for Information Management