The Quantum Age of IT: Why everything you know about IT is about to change

The Quantum Age of IT: Why everything you know about IT is about to change
  • Reveals why the IT industry is changing beyond recognition
  • Explains the skills that every IT professional will need to thrive
  • Presents a radical view of the future landscape of IT that organisations must embrace to survive
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'IT as we know it is dead.'

The very fabric of the IT organisation is changing. Driven by our own history, changing perceptions of how technology should work and newfound, but very real, competition, IT organisations are struggling to evolve – but into what?

In The Quantum Age of IT, Charles Araujo gives a broad perspective on the fundamental changes affecting the industry, and gives practical guidance that every IT professional needs to compete in this new era of IT.

Keep your career ahead of the curve

Whether you are an IT executive, or just beginning your career, this book gives the key insights you need to understand what is happening now, what is coming and how you can remain effective and relevant as you come to terms with the fundamental changes ahead. Visualising that future, Araujo blends a wide range of research and case studies to reveal the five key skills you must develop to succeed and thrive in the quantum age of IT.


  1. The History of Our Death (Why the Modern IT Structure Has Failed Us);
  2. Consumerization, Clouds and a Change in Perspective;
  3. Walmart or Nordstrom? (Why You Must Choose Which You Will Be);
  4. Mastering the Supply Chain and the Value Network;
  5. New Organizational Traits for a New Age;
  6. A Ticket to the Dance: Creating a Learning and Disciplined Organization;
  7. Key Principles of the Learning and Disciplined Organization;
  8. Tearing down the Wall: Creating a Transparent and Intimate Organization;
  9. The IT Organization Your Customer Always Wanted: Creating the Dynamic Organization;
  10. The People Problem: Why Your Technical Skills Will Work Against You;
  11. Five Skills Every IT Professional Needs Now;
  12. Your Road Ahead.

About the author

Charles Araujo is the founder and CEO of The IT Transformation Institute. He is a recognized leader and expert in the areas of IT transformation and IT organisational change. He serves on the boards of itSMF USA and The Executive Next Practices Institute. He has been quoted or published in magazines, blogs and websites including ZDNet, IT Business Edge, ITSM Portal, TechRepublic, itSMF USA’s Forum, HDI SupportWorld and USA Today. He speaks frequently on a wide range of subjects related to his vision of the future of IT.


Author: Charles Araujo
Publisher: IT Governance Publishing
ISBN: 9781849283755
Pages: 312
Published Date: 29 November 2012
Availability: In stock

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1. Jennifer A Evans on 11/26/2015, said:

Excellent. A must-read for IT professionals.
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2. ryanrogilvie on 11/4/2015, said:

Buy one for your boss also! Even from the beginning of the book I was forced to rethink how my daily interactions with my business over the last while were in reality contributing to the eventual demise of my profession. The book challenges the reader, whether they are an IT analyst or a CIO, to review how their connections with their business partners. The "Curse of Knowledge" which refers to the fact that once we know something that knowledge makes it nearly impossible to imagine not knowing it, will not allow us to simply read this book and not move into action. Definitely a must read.
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3. mkeithley on 10/30/2015, said:

Fantastic book - Mr. Araujo is an writer with a talent for distilling into words the dramatic changes happening in the Information Technology industry. His "are you Walmart or Nordstrom" analogy is spot on and it really crystalized the binary nature of what IT is today. I have been a CIO for over 22 years and I have read literally hundreds of books on IT and I can say that The Quantum Age of IT is the best. Hands down! Every CIO and senior IT professional should read this book.
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