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Build versus Buy - A Long Term Decision
With the software industry offering greater options and depth of function , we do not hear the idea of a company building their own software very often, but the option is still discussed and is valid in some situations. When it is discussed, the enterprise often fails in fully evaluating the entire array of plus and minus points.
: - A Long Term Decision Build versus Buy - A Long Term Decision Olin Thompson - September 12, 2003 Read Comments Problem Definition Rarely does an enterprise look at developing all their own software, more typically the development decision centers on a specific area, for example customer order management or promotions. These projects are actually two projects in one. The functionality required plus the integration to other software has to be built and maintained. The build versus buy decision is
Making the Team Work
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: 2015: Ten Predictions for Decision Sciences 2015: Ten Predictions for Decision Sciences Source: Mu Sigma Document Type: White Paper Description: With most businesses across industry verticals still reeling under the impact of the economic slowdown, many are focusing on analytics-driven decision support across all facets of business where experts have to take decisions based on bits of information. Read about 10 predictions for analytics decision support for 1015—that will challenge conventional business
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In today’s competitive global business environment, nearly all firms work hard to analyze alternatives and create strategies that enable competitive advantage. But 9 out of 10 companies fail to implement strategy effectively. How can you communicate the strategy effectively and assure that the entire company is aligned behind it? Discover how business performance optimization systems can help you make better decisions.
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Making the Cloud Work for You
As the marketplace moves towards a less opaque and more defined cloud computing model, UK-based businesses will increasingly expect reliable, secure and cost-effective on-demand services that free employees to be more productive and more profitable, wherever they are located. These organizations have heard about the benefits but remain unsure about the “types of cloud” available to them, and about the precise timing and extent to which they should embrace opportunities presented by the cloud. Beyond convergence, the situation has become even more complicated with trends such as consumerization and the proliferation of handheld devices, plus the security threats (and remarkable new business opportunities) posed by an increasingly mobile world. Learn more.
: Making the Cloud Work for You Making the Cloud Work for You Source: ICM Document Type: White Paper Description: As the marketplace moves towards a less opaque and more defined cloud computing model, UK-based businesses will increasingly expect reliable, secure and cost-effective on-demand services that free employees to be more productive and more profitable, wherever they are located. These organizations have heard about the benefits but remain unsure about the “types of cloud” available to them, and
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Making Multi-rater Feedback Work in Professional Services Firms
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