Professional Advancements and Management Trends in the IT Sector

Professional Advancements and Management Trends in the IT Sector

Ricardo Colomo-Palacios (Østfold University College, Norway)
Release Date: April, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 383
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0924-2
ISBN13: 9781466609242|ISBN10: 1466609249|EISBN13: 9781466609259
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Description & Coverage

While a typical project manager’s responsibility and accountability are both limited to a project with a clear start and end date, IT managers are responsible for an ongoing, ever-changing process for which they must adapt and evolve to stay updated, dependable, and secure in their field.

Professional Advancements and Management Trends in the IT Sector offers the latest managerial trends within the field of information technology management. By collecting research from experts from around the world, in a variety of sectors and levels of technical expertise, this volume offers a broad variety of case studies, best practices, methodologies, and research within the field of information technology management. It will serve as a vital resource for practitioners and academics alike.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business/IT alignment
  • Converged infrastructures
  • IT configuration management
  • IT financial management
  • IT Governance
  • IT Service Management
  • ITIL
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Theory
  • Sourcing
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Editor/Author Biographies
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Full Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Østfold University College, Norway . Formerly he worked at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. His research interests include applied research in Information Systems, software project management, people in software projects and social and Semantic Web. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (2005). He also holds a MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (2002). He has been working as Software Engineer, Project Manager and Software Engineering Consultant in several companies including Spanish IT leader INDRA. He is also an Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor for several international journals and conferences and Editor in Chief of International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Giner Alor-Hernández, Instituto Tecnologico de Orizaba, Mexico
  • Luis Amaral, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Paschal Anosike, University of Wolverhampton Business School, UK
  • Heli Aramo-Immonen, Tampere University of Technology at Pori, Finland
  • Quan Bai, Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization, Australia
  • Vitor Basto Fernandes, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria - Technology and Management School, Portugal
  • Gavin Baxter, University of the West of Scotland, UK
  • Miklós Biró, Dennis Gabor College, Hungary
  • Cristina Casado-Lumbreras, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Maria Manuela Cunha, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal
  • Ernesto Díaz-Avilés, University of Hannover, Germany
  • Riyad Eid, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Luis Fernández Sanz, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
  • Mamdouh Ewis, Imam Univeristy, Saudi Arabia
  • Darko Galinec, Ministry of Defence, Croatia
  • Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
  • Juan Miguel Gómez-Berbís, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Ahmed Hassanien, Napier University, UK
  • Jeffrey Hsu, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA
  • Mona Ibrahim, Mansoura Univeristy, Egypt
  • Salaheldin Ismail, Helwan University, Egypt
  • Przemyslaw Kazienko, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Marco Kuhrmann, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Habin Lee, Brunel University, UK
  • Euripides Loukis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Nur Naha Abu Mansor, University Technology of Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Tokuro Matsuo, Yamagata University, Japan
  • Richard Messnarz, ISCN LTD, Ireland
  • Alok Mishra, Atilim University, Turkey
  • Sanjay Misra, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria
  • Rory O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Rubén Posada-Gómez, Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba, Mexico
  • Li Qin, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA
  • Eva Rimbau-Gilabert, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Ismael Rivera, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
  • Meir Russ, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, USA
  • Ramanjeet Singh, Institute of Management & Technology, Rattan Group of Institutions, India
  • Christoph Johann Stettina, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Antonio Trigo, Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Abel Usoro, University of the West of Scotland, UK
  • Adam Westerski, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

  • Ángel García-Crespo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • David O'Sullivan, National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • Francesca Sgobbi, Universidad de Brescia, Italy
  • Pedro Soto Acosta, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Edmundo Tovar-Caro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • João Varajão, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal