Excuse the blatant promotional post but I thought I would mention that you can now purchase The Technology Garden at


This is a bit late in the posting – we actually passed the finished draft manuscript to Wiley three days before Christmas.

It was a pretty sweet team effort in the final days, with all four of us working in parallel on tidying up, formatting and checking duties under NeilM’s laser focused guidance. My, it’s good to have that done!

The job is far from over however. We still have to work with Wiley on the cover, promotion, quality checking and more. It’s quite a long road, still, until publication in April/May…

Watch this space for more news on various promotional ideas and further research work. This book is just the start of what we hope will be a much broader programme.

Believe it or not (given that it’ll be six months before it comes out) you can already buy the book from the Wiley site. There’s a bit more background as well, here. Though I wouldn’t believe everything you read in terms of structure…

Hello and welcome!

This is a blog-based website for a new IT and business textbook, scheduled to be published in Spring 2007, called “The Technology Garden: Cultivating Sustainable IT-Business Alignment”. The book is being published by John Wiley & Sons.
All the book’s authors (there are four of us – you can look at our bios here, here, here and here) will post to this site with thoughts about the topic, news on how the project’s progressing, and so on. We’d like to try and create some small kind of “centre of gravity” for debate and thinking around the topic – so if you have any feedback, ideas or questions, they’ll be very gratefully received (just comment on a post) and we’ll try to respond to them here!

If you’d like a bit more background on the project, take a look at the project’s “about” page.