This excellent book is a must read for anyone in business. As in his first book Ade McCormack demystifies IT and makes it clear, relevant and interesting for business. Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economist at Standard Chartered Ade McCormack hits at the key issues, the Business/IT relationship can no longer be one of master/slave, but must evolve into one of value based partnership for business advantage. An essential read for those organisations who believe there has to be a third way between traditional business and IT approaches. Eddie Short, Vice President, Global Lead - Business Information Management, Capgemini, London Business people do not seem to understand technologists and the technologists do not seem to care. This is a problem when it comes to yielding best value from one's IT investment. Other sources of value dampening lurk within the realms of strategy, processes, technology, services and governance. This book is based on the author's IT Value Stack methodology, which helps business leaders take control of their IT investment. Boardroom-bound CIOs will also find this book of value. As will those that advise on strategic business-IT matters. The model is corroborated with input from influential people working within the world's most successful end-user, business advisory and technology organisations.McCormack, Ade is the author of 'The IT Value Stack: The Boardroom Guide to It Leadership', published 2008 under ISBN 9780470018538 and ISBN 0470018534.