Dublin, Monday, 19th February, 2007. I.T. Alliance, the Irish-owned outsourcing company, has announced the appointment of Professor Joe Peppard to its Board of Directors. Prof. Peppard holds the Chair in Information Systems at Cranfield School of Management and is Director of the School's Information Systems Research Centre and IT Leadership Forum. He has previously worked with I.T. Alliance and helped to develop the company's innovative Tier-Two Service Alliance (T2SA) outsourcing model.
Commenting on this appointment, Philip Maguire, CEO of I.T. Alliance believes that Professor Peppard will be of significant value to the company as it embarks on an ambitious growth strategy. "Through his high level consultancy work with major blue chip firms, he will ensure ITA are at the forefront of its competency areas in Project Management, Testing, Microsoft Infrastructure, Managed Services and IT Service Management."
The focus of Professor Peppard's research and teaching is in the area of information systems, technology, strategy and management and he has been published widely in academic and general business and management journals. He is author of a number of books including the best selling Strategic Planning for Information Systems . He sits on the panel advising on the development of global standards for IT Service Management and is currently contributing research to advance practice in project and programme management.
Over the years Professor Peppard has acted as a consultant for many blue chip organisations and consultancies and also works with a number of technology companies helping them with strategy, market positioning and growth. A regular speaker at conferences in Europe, US and Australia, he is also a Director of Fineos Corporation, a solutions provider to the global insurance, government social insurance and banking industries.