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Blind men and the elephant : demystifying the global IT services industry

Author: Was Rahman; Priya Kurien
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2007.
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In just a few decades since its birth, the global IT industry has grown to a trillion dollars. Yet, it remains one of the least understood industries in the world. This book explains what consultants and IT Services firms do, and gives readers an understanding of what this industry is, how it works.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rahman, Was, 1965-
Blind men and the elephant.
Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2007
(OCoLC)655107603
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Was Rahman; Priya Kurien
ISBN: 9780761936206 0761936203 9788178297842 8178297841
OCLC Number: 147979273
Description: xvi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Was Rahman and Priya Kurien.
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