The authors utilize their years of working with companies on IT management / strategy to provide students with a practical look at the evolution of IT in business. The use of examples that highlight what the real world has in store. Over 80 cases are featured throughout its entirety, so students can see how real companies have used IT in the past, the present, and how they may use IT in the future. IT is changing so rapidly that it is difficult time staying current. This text includes the most recent information and statistics. Two major developments that have been added are: The concept of mobile computing for on-demand, real-time needs and Changes in the business world itself such as, international trade, national and global security, Cybercrime, outsourcing and off-shoring, corporate malfeasance, terrorism, and regional conflicts. This book also provides students with an historical walkthrough of IT management to see how the use of IT has evolved in business. The lessons learned in the text can be applied to future jobs opportunities. This text works well in an EMBA program or a graduate class where many of the students are also working professionals, as well as providing a reference for students after they graduate.