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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...
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...
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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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...
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...
The Application of Business Intelligence to Improve Decision Making in Retail
Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the

investment decision rule  Application of Business Intelligence to Improve Decision Making in Retail Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence (BI) for improving decision making in the retail industry. It also examines the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across functions in a retail organization. Read More...
Public Sector Business Analytics: The Path to Better Decision Making and Agility
Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the

investment decision rule  Sector Business Analytics: The Path to Better Decision Making and Agility Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence (BI) for improving decision making in public sector organizations. It also examines the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across many functions. 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...
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...
Driving Better, Faster Decision Making through Finance
Software can’t tell you how to beat the competition, but it can determine which products and services have the greatest profit margin, who are the most

investment decision rule  productive employees, or how investments are impacting the bottom line. Knowing that information helps you make the right decisions. This report addresses how finance can create an accurate, actionable 360-degree view of your company 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

investment decision rule  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...
Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business Part 1: Guidelines
Poor measurement methods can take off millions or more from bottom lines, and contribute at least in part to project failures, corporate inefficiencies and poor

investment decision rule  Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business Part 1: Guidelines Executive Summary When it comes to making decisions using some tool that purports to measure value, it is wise to know something about the tool and what it is measuring, as well as why. Poor measurement methods contribute at least in part to project failures and corporate inefficiencies that can take off millions or more from bottom lines and poor technology selections alone have contributed to tens of billions Read More...
A Road Map to Better Data-driven Decisions: Straightforward Directions for Improving Tactical and Strategic Decision Making
Small or midsize businesses need powerful yet affordable analytics, business intelligence (BI), and mobile functionality— to get the information required for

investment decision rule  Road Map to Better Data-driven Decisions: Straightforward Directions for Improving Tactical and Strategic Decision Making Small or midsize businesses need powerful yet affordable analytics, business intelligence (BI), and mobile functionality— to get the information required for making better business decisions. You need trustworthy data from your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, to derive insights and deliver information when and where your employees need it. For a road map for better 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

investment decision rule  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...

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