World-class IT leadership solutions from working CIOs: detailed, realistic, proven Every year, IT leadership becomes more challenging. Don't go it alone. Get practical help from the people who know what you're up against, and know what works: your most successful peers. In CIO Wisdom II, more than a dozen of today's leading CIOs share specific, realistic, up-to-the-minute techniques for maximizing agility, cost-effectiveness, and business value. You'll find solutions for managing both the internal and external forces impacting IT, and for dealing with more than 20 of your toughest issues -- business, technical, and human. You'll find specific, realistic approaches to everything from architecture to outsourcing, new technology selection to governance. CIO Wisdom II: it's more valuable than your last consultant -- and a whole lot more cost-effective. Anticipating the next transformation in your role as CIO -- and getting ahead of the curve Delivering real-time, mission-critical business intelligence: lessons from the military Integrating the enterprise: New best practices and cost-effective technical options Quantifying and maximizing software return on investment Mastering five crucial lessons for successful IT outsourcing Managing outsourced environments for maximum responsiveness, flexibility, and efficiency Leveraging the value of open source -- and minimizing its risks Using IT to improve business processes -- and improving your own internal processes, including procurement Systematically securing your IT facilities Achieving compliance -- and leveraging those investments for competitive advantage Previewing tomorrow's key trends in information managementCostello, Thomas is the author of 'CIO Wisdom II More Best Practices', published 2005 under ISBN 9780131855892 and ISBN 0131855891.