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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

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Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs
High-level strategic decisions often have multiple, cascading cost impacts. The reaction of the costs to changes in the supply chain system is not predictable

it bad investment decisions  live with when restructuring. It may be necessary to introduce an additional shift, which in turn may require significant changes in labor rates or a change in supervisory overhead. Product mix changes may alter the number of changeovers and cleanups, may change the effective operating speed of the production process, and may even impact the labor and energy costs for the plant. Unfortunately, what appears to be a simple decision requires a true understanding of the real cost drivers to be incorporated Read More...
Measuring the Business Value of IT
Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number

it bad investment decisions  the Business Value of IT Measuring the Business Value of IT If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the symbol SAP. Source : SAP Resources Related to Business Read More...
6 IT Resolutions You Can’t Afford NOT to Make for 2009
Yes, we know everyone had a great New Years party. We saw the ball drop from Big Apple, watched celebrations all over the globe, and optimistically made the

it bad investment decisions  troubled economy is that it allows organizations to do things more creatively. Companies should plan for the long term and strategically direct their investments in exploring new technologies (telecom, mobile technology, open source) or build software applications for different areas (health sciences, energy, marketing, sales, software as a service [SAAS]) where there are huge opportunities for growth. All R&D projects require investment, but when on-hand working capital is minimal, organizations have to Read More...
Should You Cut Back or Freeze IT Spending in a Recession?
With little doubt that the US economy is in or near recession, the big question now is whether we’re heading into a global credit freeze and financial meltdown.

it bad investment decisions  make cutting or freezing IT spending in a recession the right course of action for you. In bad times as in good, there are opportunities waiting to be found. Assuming that your organization’s circumstances don’t absolutely prevent it, you just have to be willing to buck the trends and find them. Read More...
Make Faster, Smarter Business Decisions
Find out how to get the information you needwhen you need itin the sap white paper how instant, accurate information can drive your competitive edge.

it bad investment decisions  and accurate information is critical to making good business decisions . Relying on gut feeling and past experience—but with limited data—can only take you so far. To be more successful you need data that allows you to focus on the most profitable products, customers, and channels provide your people with the information they need to make faster, smarter decisions manage customer needs based on accurate, real-time customer data carry out rapid course corrections so that you maintain your competitive Read More...
Take It or Leave It: Moving Your Business VoIP System
Telephony is mission critical. Whether you view this as a necessary burden or an opportunity to adopt leading-edge technology, you need to look beyond the

it bad investment decisions  It or Leave It: Moving Your Business VoIP System Telephony is mission critical. Whether you view this as a necessary burden or an opportunity to adopt leading-edge technology, you need to look beyond the simple utility of your voice over IP (VoIP) system. This guide provides the perspective to ensure that your business gets full value from VoIP. Read More...
It Isn''t the Fall, It''s the Sudden Stop
Skillful management of transitions is essential for IT professionals. It is not simple and it not recognized when it is done right, but when done wrong, the

it bad investment decisions  It''s the Sudden Stop It Isn''t the Fall, It''s the Sudden Stop James F. Dowling - January 10, 2002 Introduction A multinational manufacturing company spent more than a year identifying a strategic acquisition of four divisions from a competitor. They performed a detailed examination of finances, products, customers and core design and manufacturing resources. After an additional three months of work obtaining clearance from shareholders and the Italian, German, French and United States governments, the 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

it bad investment decisions  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 Read More...
IT Services: Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Competitor Analysis Report
The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT

it bad investment decisions  Services: Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Competitor Analysis Report The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld Read More...
Decisions, Decisions: Key Issues to Consider in Selecting a Field Service Management Solution
Every company offering field service management and automation solutions will impress you with a long checklist of features: schedule boards, dispatching and

it bad investment decisions  solutions will impress you with a long checklist of features: schedule boards, dispatching and routing, work order management, automatic billing, and more. How do you compare products and find the differences that should determine your choice? Download this white paper and read up on some of the key issues to explore as you compare products and providers. Read More...
IT Services E-Procurement
E-procurement is not just for goods and material. The market now offers IT services e-procurement solutions that open access to service sources and seek to

it bad investment decisions  on optimization of the IT service supply chain. What are these solutions and how do they work? The first step towards answering that question is to consider the concerns of the service supply chain stakeholders. These concerns shaped the current solutions. On the buy-side the stakeholders include the service supply manager, the IT manager, and the organization''s legal, finance and human resource functions. The IT manager is concerned primarily with access to quality service and the speed of the service Read More...
Coming to Grips with IT Risk
Some executives say the greatest risk to any large company is IT failure. IT applications routinely support critical processes throughout a business: customer

it bad investment decisions  to Grips with IT Risk Some executives say the greatest risk to any large company is IT failure. IT applications routinely support critical processes throughout a business: customer service, invoicing, payroll, regulatory compliance, and more. With so much depending on IT, any disruption can be ruinous. But amazingly, many companies don’t have sound IT risk management processes in place. Find out how investing in IT reduces your security risk. Read More...
Document Management Return on Investment Analysis
Find out how a document management system (DMS) can generate a significant return on investment (ROI) for small to midsized businesses (SMBs). The changes in

it bad investment decisions  years have finally made it possible for SMBs to enjoy the same efficiencies provided by IT systems that large enterprises have enjoyed for decades. These advances in technology can now be applied with ease at the SMB level. Read More...

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