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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to "Yes"


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 approval is no guarantee of success. Getting a “yes” requires accessing and influencing other decision-makers, especially in the finance department. And along the way, there are plenty of others who can say “no.”

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 performance. But a number of factors complicate the task of ensuring acceptable application performance, including the lack of visibility into application performance. Learn tips to plan, optimize, manage, and control your application performance and improve delivery.

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

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 need new business intelligence (BI) tools that can integrate and analyze huge amounts of internal and external data. Learn how such tools can help your company understand customer needs, identify trends, and use the resulting lead time to seize opportunities.

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Software Evaluation and Software Selection


Organizations are surrounded by ambiguity when making their implementation decisions. Accurate and relevant criteria that are properly weighed against an enterprise’s needs, what-if scenarios, and supporting graphics and reports are essential when making a software selection.

investment decision methods  functional expectations, return on investment (ROI), and total cost of ownership (TCO). To summarize, during the enterprise software selection process, prospective customers typically struggle with the following issues: Project selection teams have no effective way to define their business requirements, and cannot effectively identify critical vendor and product questions (criteria) from all the stakeholders. Gathering all required criteria from stakeholders is time-consuming and becomes a problem at the Read More

Comparative Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP?


Constant changes are happening in the software market, either in software delivery methods, features and functions, or software integrations with other applications. Organizations are looking for solutions which can fix problems and make business processes more cost-effective. What are these solutions?

investment decision methods  gives greater value on investment (VOI) for the organization. In this article I will explore the major differences between APS, SCM, and ERP are and how these applications complement each other. What is APS? APS is an application used as a decision support mechanism for logistics and manufacturing processes. An APS system takes into account short- to long-term planning horizons. It uses advanced mathematical algorithms to optimize and stimulate the business processes from demand planning to production Read More

Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success


In today’s business environment, companies that used to compete with each other routinely form alliances to attain their business objectives. Find out how PMOLink, a business consulting firm, managed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection project for a client by joining forces with Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). The end result: a best-match ERP system for the client—nine months ahead of schedule.

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SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us


In the IDC report SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us , you'll learn how a SaaS-based BI solution can help employees throughou...

investment decision methods  BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us For years, only top executives at large corporations had access to business intelligence (BI). Not anymore. Today, the software as a service (SaaS) revolution has brought the power of BI to companies and decision makers at all levels —including people who create plans and forecasts and manage operations across the enterprise. Is your company taking advantage of the democratization of BI? Or are your information workers still struggling to mine Read More

The ASP Decision


The ASP model is the latest in a long line of silver bullets that are supposed to simplify the delivery of technology’s benefits to the business world. This article provides some simple guidelines for determining if you should consider the ASP model along with thoughts on selecting an ASP.

investment decision methods  ASP Decision Introduction About every eighteen to twenty-four months the technology industry identifies the latest in a long line of silver bullets that will simplify the delivery of technology''s benefits to the business world. The ASP model has recently enjoyed that distinction and the accompanying hype. Unfortunately, wading through the hype to determine if this particular silver bullet can bring value to your business is an arduous task. This article provides some simple guidelines for determining Read More

The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision


The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients

investment decision methods  Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients work through various Read More

The Dashboard Decision : Criteria for Selecting a Business Intelligence Solution


To simplify and greatly improve their BI shortlist selection processes, companies should focus on the business value and ongoing expenses that different solutions create—measured across a few key variables. This paper outlines key criteria that companies should consider when creating their business intelligence shortlists—and when making their ultimate selections.

investment decision methods  Dashboard Decision : Criteria for Selecting a Business Intelligence Solution To simplify and greatly improve their BI shortlist selection processes, companies should focus on the business value and ongoing expenses that different solutions create—measured across a few key variables. This paper outlines key criteria that companies should consider when creating their business intelligence shortlists—and when making their ultimate selections. Read More

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 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 decommissioning.

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

All Inclusive ERP: Full Support Without Increased Investment


While ERP systems are intended to support a business from end to end, many manufacturers choose to support their operations with extensions to ERP. But for some organizations, an ERP system is fully capable of supporting all their operations, even if they don’t know it. Read up on the benefits that SMB manufacturers have seen from ERP when they rely more heavily on the functionality contained within their ERP system, rather than extensions.

investment decision methods  Full Support Without Increased Investment While ERP systems are intended to support a business from end to end, many manufacturers choose to support their operations with extensions to ERP. But for some organizations, an ERP system is fully capable of supporting all their operations, even if they don’t know it. Read up on the benefits that SMB manufacturers have seen from ERP when they rely more heavily on the functionality contained within their ERP system, rather than extensions. Read More

Implementing ERP Technology to Successfully Achieve Return on Investment


When it comes to software implementations, organizations large and small share the common goal of rapid deployment and return on investment. Small and medium businesses (SMB) however, face unique issues and challenges that might not be satisfied by vendors that typically serve the Fortune 1000 or tier one community. Such vendors may tout specialized "SMB solutions", but many times they are nothing more than scaled-down versions of the larger enterprise suites that do not take into account SMB concerns. By following some fundamental concepts, smaller companies can make their technology investments pay off, with little disruption to the business. This paper discusses nine steps to easier ERP implementations and better profits.

investment decision methods  Successfully Achieve Return on Investment When it comes to software implementations, organizations large and small share the common goal of rapid deployment and return on investment. Small and medium businesses (SMB) however, face unique issues and challenges that might not be satisfied by vendors that typically serve the Fortune 1000 or tier one community. Such vendors may tout specialized SMB solutions , but many times they are nothing more than scaled-down versions of the larger enterprise suites Read More

Should You Shift from a Project to Product-based Investment Approach?


Making educated investment decisions can be challenging for any company, especially in an environment of competition and rapid change.

An enterprise’s investment system typically focuses on projects. The dual investment system focuses on linking a business operations system with a well-rounded investment system for a more comprehensive look at the whole picture in your enterprise, and the ability to make wiser investment decisions.

This white paper looks at the potential limitations of the classic project-oriented system for making investment decisions, and examines the new dual investment system: a product-based investment system.

investment decision methods  a Project to Product-based Investment Approach? Making educated investment decisions can be challenging for any company, especially in an environment of competition and rapid change. An enterprise’s investment system typically focuses on projects. The dual investment system focuses on linking a business operations system with a well-rounded investment system for a more comprehensive look at the whole picture in your enterprise, and the ability to make wiser investment decisions. This white paper looks 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 restoration of data, as well as remote archiving for disaster recovery and business continuity. Host bus adapters (HBAs), switches, and multiprotocol routers are the keys to the fibre channel network—and the high-quality of select remote sites.

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