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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 methods  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...
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 methods  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...
A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 1: Decision Support Discussion
In going through a business decision process for complex technology selections, more and more use is being made of technologically driven processes using

investment decision methods  $30 billion in wasted investment annually. On the vendor side, the challenge of educating the potential client of their offerings results in long sales cycles, meticulous and numerous RFI responses, and potential for a mismatch, resulting in projects that can go awry. These failed projects do not bode well for the vendor, since the sales cycle costs can only rise, and their reputation can suffer. Consequences can be more severe for the client where it can, in extreme cases, lead to business failure. For Read More...
Business Intelligence: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Despite significant investments in data collection and integration, few companies can redeploy accumulated data to drive business performance. To succeed, they

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If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!!
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work

investment decision methods  a greater return on investment (ROI). Read More...
Return on Investment for Automatic Time and Labor Management
Card auditing and calculating takes a great deal of time, particularly for companies using full-time time-keepers to calculate and audit time cards. If the time

investment decision methods  on Investment for Automatic Time and Labor Management Card auditing and calculating takes a great deal of time, particularly for companies using full-time time-keepers to calculate and audit time cards. If the time cards are handwritten, it takes even more time to review, calculate, edit, and (typically) re-enter the data into a payroll system. However, automation reduces audit time by pre-processing punches against rules defined within the system. Read More...
Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor
Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the

investment decision methods  spite of its high investment in research & development (25% of total revenues for fiscal 1998). Vendor Strengths Informatica has a lead over most vendors in core database extraction technology. In addition, their MX2 metadata initiative gives them a wide-ranging competency with metadata exchange among other vendors. They currently have interfaces to products from tool vendors such as Business Objects, Cognos, and Seagate Software (See TEC News Analysis article: Informatica Conforms to Metadata Standard Read More...
Insight: The Critical Path to Competitive Differentiation for Growing Companies
Insight is the power to see into a given situation. As such, it requires a combination of experience and analytics to enable better decision making. Insight

investment decision methods  The Critical Path to Competitive Differentiation for Growing Companies Insight is the power to see into a given situation. As such, it requires a combination of experience and analytics to enable better decision making. Insight helps small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) uncover opportunities and expose shortcomings, thus establishing the basis for corrective action. Read about continuing on the path toward greater insight and developing a long-term business intelligence (BI) strategy. Read More...
Mobile Content and Document Management Best Practices and Decision Checklist
Every minute of every day, employees move business files onto their mobile devices so they can work at home, on the road, or at client sites. The result is the

investment decision methods  Content and Document Management Best Practices and Decision Checklist Every minute of every day, employees move business files onto their mobile devices so they can work at home, on the road, or at client sites. The result is the equivalent of a mobile scrum of risks, redundancies, and wasted efforts and resources. A result of the huge popularity of mobile phones and tablets and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend, the large number of mobile devices being used for work purposes and the large Read More...
Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises
The problem of information technology investments particularly concerns small and medium enterprises, as they are much more limited in resources than large

investment decision methods  Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises The origins of open source and closed source software solutions have different philosophies. The closed source methodology is in most cases practiced by companies which refer to their code as a business secret. In this way they protect their work from piracy and from copycats. The other crucial distinction is that this software is developed to satisfy market requirements. Part One Read More...
Benefits and Methods of SAN Extension Using QLogic Switches and Routers
Realize the benefits of storage area networks (SANs) by using public or private networks. The benefits of SANs include centralized data management, back up, and

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Eliminating Mining Industry Profitability Killers through a Common Decision Environment
Mining corporations and their operating units are under constant pressure to improve financial performance. Efforts to become financially healthy are hampered

investment decision methods  Mining Industry Profitability Killers through a Common Decision Environment Mining corporations and their operating units are under constant pressure to improve financial performance. Efforts to become financially healthy are hampered by the operational profitability killers embedded in traditional processes. Find out how technology-supported collaborative decision making drives key efficiencies at all stages of the asset lifecycle, from planning and construction through production and into Read More...
SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us
Conventional business intelligence (BI) tools are often not available to decision makers and are typically designed for use by trained business analysts. Learn

investment decision methods  BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us Conventional business intelligence (BI) tools are often not available to decision makers and are typically designed for use by trained business analysts. Learn about software-as-a-service (SaaS) BI tools designed to help non-IT people who struggle with the task of mining Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and other unstructured data sources to make sales forecasts, plan for resource utilization, or service customer accounts. 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 methods  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...

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