William Yarberry

William Yarberry
The Effective CIO
In a business world of uncertain budgets, relentless technology changes, scarce management talent, and intense production demands, theory is good, but practice sells. The Effective CIO: How to Achieve Outstanding Success through Strategic Alignment, Financial Management, and IT Governance is all about practice, successfully delivering the nuts-and-bolts for effective governance execution. It helps to dissolve the negative image many CIOs have as remote, purely rational decision machines, while demonstrating how to improve quality and throughput in your business.

This authoritative text includes governance checklists, sample IT controls, merger and acquisition recommendations, and a detailed framework for IT policies. Authored by two highly regarded IT management experts, the book provides not only a survey of existing strategies, but also includes detailed problem-solving ideas, such as how to structure optimal IT and telecom contracts with suppliers, the implications of SOP-98, and accounting for software costs.

The book seamlessly brings together two perspectives – that of a working CIO who must cope with day-to-day pressures for results, and that of an IT audit consultant with a special focus on governance and internal control. Unlike many other CIO-related books that merely discuss strategies, The Effective CIO includes easy-to-follow guidelines and governance principles that can be implemented immediately.
Computer Telephony Integration
Telecommunications Cost Management
Houston, TX USA
William A. Yarberry, Jr., is a principal consultant, ICCM Consulting LLC, based in Houston, Texas. His practice is focused on IT governance, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, security consulting and business analytics. He was previously a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, responsible for telecom and network services in the Southwest region. Yarberry has more than 30 years experience in a variety of IT-related services, including application development, internal audit management, outsourcing administration and Sarbanes-Oxley consulting.
His books include The Effective CIO (co-authored), Computer Telephony Integration and Telecommunications Cost Management. In addition he has written over 20 professional articles on topics ranging from wireless security to change management. One of his articles, “Audit Rights in an Outsource Environment,” received the Institute of Internal Auditors Outstanding Contributor Award.
Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Yarberry was director of Telephony Services for Enron Corporation. He was responsible for operations, planning, and architectural design for voice communications servers and related systems for more than 7,000 employees. Yarberry graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee and earned an MBA at the University of Memphis.

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