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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...
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...
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...
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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Bean Counter to Business Leader: 5 Strategies for the CFO
The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) is evolving, but due to pressures to meet financial reporting requirements, there’s still a strong pull toward

investment decision rule  — especially ones where investment is modest — while you create your roadmap in parallel. Be sure to design a phased roadmap that has concrete, measurable short, medium, and long term goals. For one thing, this gives you the opportunity to show that you are delivering on your promises. It gives you credibility and creates confidence that you are on track to achieve the long term plan. Fortunately, you generally don''t need to re-invent the wheel. Seek out the best practices in your industry. Talk to Read More...
Unified Planning and Consolidation: A Wise Investment for Mid-sized Companies
This paper examines the imperative for midsize companies to not only move away from the use of spreadsheets but ensure they use unified solutions in the core

investment decision rule  and Consolidation: A Wise Investment for Mid-sized Companies This paper examines the imperative for midsize companies to not only move away from the use of spreadsheets but ensure they use unified solutions in the core performance management disciplines of financial consolidation and planning. Unified planning and consolidation refers to systems that are specifically architected to use a common platform and data structure with a common user interface. 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...
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 rule  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 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

investment decision rule  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...
Why CRM Software is a Smart Investment in a down Economy
Find out more about why CRM is such a smart and timely investment for your small or midsized business in the white paper, crm: a business imperativ...

investment decision rule  Software is a Smart Investment in a down Economy Is it really possible to grow your company during an economic downturn—and still cut costs? Fortunately, the answer is yes—and there''s no better way to do it than with the right customer relationship management (CRM) software. By its very nature, CRM is one of the only technologies that can both increase your company''s revenues and reduce its costs . And that''s a pretty good combination during tough economic times. Find out more about why CRM is such a Read More...
SAP Versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Anatomy of a Decision
The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOneover SAP.

investment decision rule  Versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Anatomy of a Decision With tier-one software vendors aggressively going after midmarket business, many midsized companies are taking a look at SAP ERP and Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne as potential solutions. But how do you properly compare them against your company''s special needs? The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOne over SAP. In the white paper Anatomy of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards 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...
Seven Steps to Building a Business Case for ERP
Businesses are looking to make technology investments to prepare for growth, but remain cautious in the current economic climate. One thing is clear: any

investment decision rule  enterprise resource planning (ERP) investment to their operation and estimate the potential return on investment (ROI). 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 rule  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...

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