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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to
Many technology sales cycles get bogged down in the IT department. But while it is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT

investment decision criteria it  Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes Getting to “yes” requires accessing and influencing other key decision makers especially those in the finance department. And along the way, there are plenty of others who can say “no” Source : Quocirca Ltd Resources Related to IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes : Information Technology (IT), (Wikipedia) Decision Making (Wikipedia) IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes Investment Decisions is also known as : Investment Read More...
Measuring the Business Value of IT
Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number

investment decision criteria it  still not done. As investment programs and projects are executed, they must be periodically reviewed to ensure that they are on track to return their projected benefits. At each review a decision must be made to continue, accelerate, reduce, or eliminate the funding for the investment. Value methodology encompasses the entire life cycle. Business cases are nothing but estimates of expected business value based on a set of assumptions. The accuracy of these estimates can be significantly improved by Read More...
The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One
Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and

investment decision criteria it  and in-market management encompasses investment funding decisions and optimization to achieve business objectives. For those not familiar with the definition, a portfolio is a set of candidate investments that must be considered as a whole in order to ensure the achievement of specific business objectives. Product portfolio management (PPM) is the business process by which organizations determine the set of innovation investments they will fund (and those they won’t) to achieve their business Read More...
Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment?
IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments, even though initial estimates of cash flows

investment decision criteria it  criteria now governs IT investment decision making. For accountants, Return on Investment (ROI) is measured by the impact an investment will have on cash flows. Simply stated, investments that result in increased net cash flows (returns that exceed the cost of the initial investment) are the ones that businesses want to make. Companies often establish cash flow improvement thresholds using one of two financial analysis tools: NPV (Net Present Value) tells you how much richer in terms of dollars you will Read More...
The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making
IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on

investment decision criteria it  use to justify an investment in performance management. Chapter 8 concludes with the observation that given where NOC personnel spend their time, that the NOC should be renamed the Application Operations Center (AOC) . Chapter 9 examines the type of control functionality that IT organizations should implement in order to ensure acceptable application performance. This includes route control as a way to impact the path that traffic takes as it transits an IP network. The chapter also describes a process Read More...
Malta Not a World away for Safeway’s IT Needs
Safeway, the UK''s fourth-largest supermarket, spends over £100 million (GBP) a year on their information technology (IT )operations. Five years ago, Safeway

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CRM: What Is It and Why Do It? Part One: Historical Background
Many consultants, vendors, and analysts today define CRM in terms of being a customer-centric business strategy that is enabled by a set of applications that

investment decision criteria it  capable of justifying the investment. CRM—Why Do It? CRM is not mysterious or magical. As the examples demonstrate, the tools of CRM can be associated with the fundamental financial metrics of the organization. The key learnings from this discussion include: CRM offers effective tools that address real organizational issues. Benefits are derived by understanding the opportunities and re-designing processes to leverage improvement. Improvement is measurable and discernable. It is not hidden in vague Read More...
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Take It or Leave It: Moving Your Business VoIP System
Telephony is mission critical. Whether you view this as a necessary burden or an opportunity to adopt leading-edge technology, you need to look beyond the

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Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments
If the underlying business assumptions change, the cash flow projections may be critically flawed but the KPI’s can still be relatively reliable indicators of

investment decision criteria it  financial analysis of technology investment is, Technology investments can impact organizations in many ways. When we can associate operational metrics with technology investments we have another tool to measure if we are getting positive results. Here is a hypothetical example of how operational metrics or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) might be associated with the cash flow projections for an IT project. A company plans to install Radio Frequency/Bar Coding in its main warehouse. The project''s Read More...
IT Governance: Maximizing the Business Investment
Implementing information technology (IT) governance means using a structure of relationships and processes to direct an organization. Some project portfolio

investment decision criteria it  Governance: Maximizing the Business Investment Introduction Information technology (IT) management and chief information officers (CIO) share a common goal to maximize the value of their IT investments. Achieving this requires a strong foothold on the multiple projects taking place at any given time. Identifying risk, resource utilization, and earned value with a portfolio of IT projects necessitates the implementation and adoption of standards processes to track and respond to any red flags that may Read More...
Seeing the Big Picture: A Corporate Guide to Better Decisions through IT
Today’s small and midsize companies are destined to make uninformed decisions on an alarmingly regular basis. Executives simply do not have the relevant

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Integrated by Design: The Superior Strategy for Investment Portfolio Reportin
Systems for monitoring, managing, and reporting on financial assets are mission-critical—particularly in a volatile investment environment. Yet, far too many

investment decision criteria it  The Superior Strategy for Investment Portfolio Reportin Systems for monitoring, managing, and reporting on financial assets are mission-critical—particularly in a volatile investment environment. Yet, far too many insurers rely on legacy systems that are out-dated, expensive to maintain, limited in portfolio visibility, ineffective for assessing risk exposure in a timely fashion, and heavily reliant on time-consuming, error-prone manual reconciliation. Find out more. Read More...
Top Ten Reasons to Automate Your IT Processes
Today''s IT infrastructure is more complex than ever. There are more applications, more servers both physical and virtual, larger global networks, and more data;

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Business Process Management: A Crash Course on What It Entails and Why to Use It
Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change

investment decision criteria it  it, and enhances the investment that some businesses have already made through the implementation of ERP or SCM solutions, allowing for greater efficiencies throughout the entire value cycle of a business. Read More...

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