German Portal



 About RMP

About themanager



E-World - Managing IT / IT-Management

Some pieces of information on this site may be outdated. However, these are the papers that are still available on the web. Maybe, you will find them interesting in a historic context.

Miscellaneous Articles
Open Source


Send to a friend

Miscellaneous Articles
Brand IT Promoting IS internally may raise a department's profile and unify a fractured staff. Or it could backfire.   
Complexity: How to Stave off Chaos It's only going to get worse. Just about every CIO has had to face down the monster of IT complexity. There are ways to corral it, even defeat it, but they aren't easy or cheap. February 2003  
Digitizing Down To The Core New research shows that successful companies develop IT infrastructures and digitized business processes that automate their core capabilities. Here's the secret sauce your company can use. 2006  
Guide to Network Security pdf-file, 2002  
How to Apply EVA to IT Looking at IT investments through the lens of an EVA analysis can help quantify and demonstrate their value in language your CFO will understand.  
How to Improve Your IT Security Policy: A Six Sigma Approach Most companies have security policies, but few can claim with certainty they are effective. How can CIOs improve their policies and win the active support of management and staff? Try using the Six Sigma method to overcome the litany of problems most CIOs face.   
Information Technology Fashions: Building on the Theory of Management Fashions Recent studies of management fashions have used discourse data that contributed to our understanding of the forces underlying the rise and fall in popularity of new management techniques. Like management fashions, there are many IT (information technology) fashions. pdf-file 2002  
Infrastructure for Transactional Applications Building an infrastructure for transactional applications. Reusable patterns and best practice recommendations. Pdf-file  
Is a Centralized or Decentralized IT Organization Better? Centralize? Decentralize? Both have their pluses — and minuses. Here's what you need to know to weigh the options.   
IT Matters Ethics, Information Systems, and a Steel Ax. 2005  
IT Performance Management surveys examine IT performance, article describes what management should think about when planning to examine IT performance  
Legacy Systems Pulling the Plug on a Legacy System. Deciding what to do with legacy systems is one of the most common decisions a CIO faces. This decision tree can help you decide whether to keep, retire or change yours. March 2003  
Managing IT Assets Organizations usually have an inventory control function that is designed to track large capital assets. When organizations track IT assets, however, the techniques used to track other capital assets may fall short and not deliver all the possible value to the organization.  This paper discusses IT capital asset management and describes the benefits that accrue from doing it properly. pdf-file  
Mapping IT Resources for Successful Implementations A strategy for leveraging multiple, often competing, resources required to succeed with complex system implementations. 2006  
Network Security Policy: Best Practices White Paper The policy begins with assessing the risk to the network and building a team to respond. Continuation of the policy requires implementing a security change management practice and monitoring the network for security violations. Lastly, the review process modifies the existing policy and adapts to lessons learned.   
Notebook Computers and Wireless Networks How the strategic coupling of notebook computers and wireless networks makes a business more successful. Pdf-file. June 2002  
Prioritizing to Make The Most of Your IT Investment The author offers his perspective on how industrial manufacturers can improve their IT spend by focusing on business basics. Pdf-file, 58 KB, 2002  
Putting IT Theory Into Practice Charting a brilliant alignment course is easy; getting it implemented is the real challenge. May 2004  
Putting Two and Two Together  Most businesses are home to scores of information systems that remain uselessly disconnected from one another. Until those systems are integrated, technology investments won't live up to your expectations.   
Real-Time Enterprise Real Time or Right Time? Explaining the Real-Time Enterprise. 2003  
Road Maps Through Uncertainty New models for planning strategic IT investments can improve your odds of success in today's changeable climate.  
Spending Smarter: Rebalancing the IT Budget When current infrastructure and maintenance costs commandeer most of the budget, how can IT executives change the equation? By reining in day-to-day technology costs, companies can ultimately spend more on the technology that will set them apart. 2006  
Store Software The E-Commerce times reviews the  top solutions in store software  
Strategy Maps Is your technology strategy in harmony with business goals? First, be sure that everyone describes the strategy in common terms—or risk breaking the connections that link your information systems to a business payoff. Here's a guide to getting everyone on the same page. November 2003  
The Elusive IT Balanced Scorecard Here's how to develop a systematic approach for measuring IT's contribution to the bottom line.   
The IT factor Just who's leading whom? Adam Carswell looks at whether IT is shaking up business or the other way round  
Top 10 Technology Risks Intel has compiled this list of the Top 10 Technology Risks your business faces and how you can avoid them. Pdf-file  
Traveling Toward the Next Generation Internet What is the next evolution of the internet? Will new webservices mean real improvements?  
Tuning Up Legacy Systems Continual enhancements and modernization are the best defense against system obsolescence.   
Value Discovery: A Better Way to Prioritize IT Investments The current debate over IT spending often misses the point. It’s not how much you spend, it’s the way you manage your IT spending that counts. The goal is not reduced spending but selective, value-creating spending that makes a greater contribution to the bottom line. pdf-file 692 KB. October 2003  
When Activity-Based Management Meets IT Applying ABM to information technology helps companies maximize IT resources and promotes understanding of how this critical function meets the needs of all departments.  
Open Source
Linux What You Should Know About Linux (and Why It Matters) - Article with introducory content  
Open Source Software - As Good As It Gets The author discusses a philosophy of programming, called Open Source Software, that may revolutionize the software world. The fact is that much of the ecommerce world we know today runs on open source software. Pdf-file 2003  
Open Source: Beyond the Fairly Tales Could there be a "pot of gold" for organizations that embrace the open source software development model and business strategy? Pdf-file 2004  
Open Up to Open Source Software Open source software is coming of age. Growing use by businesses means that key decision-makers need to understand the open source model and how it differs from the traditional approach to supplying software. Pdf-file 72 KB. January 2004  
Roundtable: Breaking The Code  Open-source software is still a plaything for some, but others see it as the low-cost, innovation leader for Web servers and app development. May 2004  
Six Options For Open-Source Support Where do you turn to keep open-source applications running smoothly? 2006  
The Ignorance of Crowds The open source model, which relies on contributions from many individuals, can be an important factor in innovation, but it comes with limitations. Although this approach can be effective at refining programs or ideas that already exist, it is less successful when used to generate new ideas or to complete a project. Executives who understand this distinction will see the best results from the power of peer production. 2007  
The Myths of Open Source It isn't all about cheap: Companies keep finding good reasons to take advantage of open-source software. 2004  
The Success of Open Source Excerpts from Steve Weber's book The Success of Open Source. Pdf-file
Find this book at



Manage IT as a Business : How to Achieve Alignment and Add Value to the Company
by Bennet P. Lientz, Lee Larssen, Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
Most books about managing information technology focus on the technical or business aspects of the process, authors Lientz and Larssen claim. But what about the politics and other real-world situations that often play a significant role in how a company deploys its IT assets? “This book provides a down-to-earth approach for better managing IT and achieving increased alignment with the business,” the authors say.

The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source
by Martin Fink
This book is an objective, realistic manager's guide to using Linux and open source technology for competitive advantage. Martin Fink helps you get past both the hypesters and the naysayers, so you can accurately assess the benefits, costs, and risks of open source in your organization. Writing strictly from the manager's viewpoint, Fink covers every step of the Linux and open source project lifecycle, and every crucial issue, from licensing to collaborating with the open source community of developers.



If you have questions or comments to our website, do not hesitate to contact us (comments and questions are always welcomed): webmaster2 AT 
Copyright © 2001 Recklies Management Project GmbH
Status: 09. März 2008