If you have not reset your password since 2017, please use the 'forgot password' link below to reset your password and access your SAGE online account.
Was Rahman and Priya Kurien, try to piece together all the slices of the "least understood industry" in their book Blind Men and the Elephant....Refuting Thomas Friedman's theory of a "flat world", they insist, "the last set of people who thought the world was flat thought Columbus was a fool".
Blind Men and the Elephant is the ideal handbook for the average IT professional, and a collectable for those outside the industry.
Blind Men and the Elephant takes seriously the job of "demystifying the global IT services industry". The authors themselves IT and management professionals, promise to provide a "non-technical and jargon-free view of the IT services industry" and they deliver.
Highly relevant read, especially because the book is boldly irreverent of the industry.
A first step in understanding IT services.
The merit of this highly reflective book lies in its focus on the weaknesses of a phenomenon that has rewritten the modern way of life. The authors’ insistence that the IT industry should wasteless and think more debunks the myth of its unstoppable “ rise and rise”.
The authors] write with authority, backed by deep personal knowledge, about the global IT services industry, tearing away some of the veils of misconception and adding layers of new understanding. The title, which recalls the fable of the six blind men stumbling upon an elephant and coming to vastly different conclusions, is apt… The emergence of India as a formidable outsourcing destination is traced – but the book, unlike so many on this subject in recent years, takes a more international view of the industry….
`The book is easy to read, entertaining and informative. A useful, easy to read book, for people looking to move from working in the IT Services industry to working on the industry. As your role moves from providing the service to managing those that provide the service, this book challenges you think about where you want to guide those teams to' - Maria DiGregorio, General Manager, Telstra Corporation Limited
`The subject is very interesting and you use some great examples to illustrate your points' - Morgan Hurwitz, Global IT Manager, Shell International