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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 rule  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...
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

investment decision rule  be a very good investment. If the motivation is technology based, the motivation is usually bad. Unless you are in the technology business, how you achieve results is not important to the results. Using the right technology may lower your cost due to standardization, but if the right technology is one that is new to your business, it is a dangerous motivation. The technology motivation is often rooted in an emotional foundation coming from technology advocates. Their true motivation, usually not 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 rule  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...
Gain More from Your IT Projects
IT investments are not a magic pill that will remedy business problems, but if used properly, they can help. Businesses should set business-oriented objectives

investment decision rule  expectations on how the investment will impact business and what value it will bring. If the expected returns are just arbitrarily set, use vaguely drawn out measures, or are in short, a perfunctory exercise by management to avoid being labeled antiquated , the project will do more harm than good impacting both the bottom line and company moral. It will also lull management into a false sense of security believing there is a magic pill for business issues in technology. Ultimately, it comes down to Read More...
Continuous Data Quality Management: The Cornerstone of Zero-Latency Business Analytics
No matter how well an enterprise implements a CRM, ERP, SCM, Business Intelligence, or Data Warehouse project, poor data quality can destroy its utility and

investment decision rule  intelligence applications, the entire investment in these costly systems can be jeopardized. It''s quite simple: businesses that ignore data quality do so at their own peril and expense. This, Part One of a two-part article, defines the problem and its importance to enterprises. Part Two presents a solution based on the author''s experience. No Time To Think Zero-latency decision-making, based on real-time/near-time monitoring of business activity, is a clear trend in the business community. To enable this Read More...
Is Epicor Poised to Rule the Mid-Market Retail Sector? (Part II)
Part I of this blog topic  introduced Epicor Software and its traditional vertical solutions. It also analyzed Epicor''s forays into the attractive retail sector

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The Return of Manufacturing Investment
The recent economic downturn dramatically changed investment habits for mid-market manufacturers—and not for the better. Nevertheless, some savvy executives

investment decision rule  Return of Manufacturing Investment The recent economic downturn dramatically changed investment habits for mid-market manufacturers—and not for the better. Nevertheless, some savvy executives have been using the market lull of the economic downturn and stop-and-start recovery to get their corporate houses in order, stabilizing their processes, facilities, and business systems so they’re better equipped to manage rapid growth when it returns. Find out how. Read More...
2015: Ten Predictions for Decision Sciences
With most businesses across industry verticals still reeling under the impact of the economic slowdown, many are focusing on analytics-driven decision support

investment decision rule  Ten Predictions for Decision Sciences 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 wisdom and allow organizations to differentiate themselves and drive growth. 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 rule  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...
Complexity, Decision Making, and Big Data
The technology market is giving significant attention to big data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision support, but how far along is the

investment decision rule  Decision Making, and Big Data The technology market is giving significant attention to big data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision support, but how far along is the adoption of these technologies across manufacturing organizations? This white paper looks at the results of a 2013 survey by Aberdeen examining the analytics and big data activities of manufacturers, Including time-sensitive, complex decision making and decision making challenges and capabilities. Read More...
Business Intelligence for the Health Care Industry: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Hospitals around the world are facing increased pressure to improve operations from multiple directions. Legal requirements, aging populations, and an ever

investment decision rule  less. Even with recent investments in information technology, much of the data has not been coordinated, analyzed or deployed to improve operational performance. What is needed is a new generation of business intelligence (BI) tools and applications designed with the health care sector in mind, capable of integrating cross- and inter-departmental processes and information. The resulting intelligence would enable hospitals to make better operating decisions, increase transparency, change business 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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Strategic Planning Applications for Better Decision Making
Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes

investment decision rule  Planning Applications for Better Decision Making Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes are dependent on complex systems that are difficult to predict, you might conclude that the unknowns are insurmountable. Avoid making decisions based on intuition—develop models using computer simulation for clearer pictures of the outcomes of your strategies. Read More...
3 Things Business Decision-makers Need to Know about SOA
Anyone even peripherally exposed to business media that touch on enterprise application technology has seen the term service-oriented architecture (SOA) bandied

investment decision rule  Things Business Decision-makers Need to Know about SOA 3 Things Business Decision-makers Need to Know about SOA If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. IFS Partners & SOA - Oracle''s view In the new world of SOA it is vital that technology vendors work closely together to deliver software components which provide integrated, end-to-end business processes to organizations. Source : IFS Resources Related to 3 Things Business Read More...

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