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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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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...
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...
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...
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

it bad investment decisions  the ROI analysis because it measures ongoing improvement and the state the company is hoping to achieve. Isolate, Isolate, Isolate Finally, an effective ROI assessment should isolate the effects of the project. No ROI assessment is going to be accurate if there is no isolation. Isolating the effects of the project includes the determining what external and internal factors will influence the outcome of the project. This is done before the project is carried out and may include Economic turnarounds . For Read More...
Drink-IT Is TEC Certified for Mixed-Mode Enterprise Resource Planning
TEC is pleased to announce that Drink-IT by the NORRIQ Group is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode enterprise resource planning (ERP) software space. Drink-IT

it bad investment decisions  for analysis and reporting. It is built on the latest release of standard Microsoft technology, with Microsoft Dynamics NAV as the core component, making Drink-IT a standard and scalable solution that can support businesses as they grow. Drink-IT has held the status of “certified for Microsoft Dynamics NAV” (CfMD) for the last 6 years.    NORRIQ’s added functionality supports global beverage producers and distributors in a number of areas beyond the Dynamics NAV solution: Figure 1 : Drink-IT Read More...
HR Analytics: Driving Return on Human Capital Investment
Organizations may be supported by workforce analytics to drive return on human capital investment today and into the future and to see the value the workforce

it bad investment decisions  Driving Return on Human Capital Investment Organizations may be supported by workforce analytics to drive return on human capital investment today and into the future and to see the value the workforce delivers to organizational performance. This paper will introduces a human resources (HR) analytics offering and show how the increased power of having metrics and analytic insight can align core HR business processes with organizational goals and strategies.By downloading this document, you agree to Read More...
Retained IT Staff: On e Size Doesn’t Fit All Models
Retaining good IT staff for clients is no easy task. They face issues regarding competitive rates, contracts, benefits, liabilities, and more. So how do

it bad investment decisions  IT Staff: On e Size Doesn’t Fit All Models Business Continuity Management must expand beyond the traditional IT focus to include the Business Unit operational needs. These include relocation, revised operational procedures at the relocation site, staffing, provisioning for the relocation site, human impact from the disaster, corporate policies on compensation until normal operations resumes, supply chain or outsourcing due diligence Source: Estrella Partners Group LLC Resources Related to Read More...
It Pays to Understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Mobile Computers
One of the first and seemingly simple questions that companies ask when making IT investments is “how much does it cost?” Many often find themselves wondering

it bad investment decisions  companies ask when making IT investments is “how much does it cost?” Many often find themselves wondering why—even after a successful implementation—their costs keep going up. When evaluating a mobile workforce automation project, companies should take the time to conduct a thorough total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to detect hidden costs—and avoid nasty surprises. 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...
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...
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

it bad investment decisions  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 information to make the best decisions in a timely manner. Read this paper to know how gaining real-time visibility of the enterprise helps small and midsize companies leverage consistency, accuracy, and timeliness via a single data source to make better, faster decisions. Read More...
The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level
Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can

it bad investment decisions  Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can determine its governance maturity. A staged approach allows companies to realize rapid time to value by introducing new tools and processes on an incremental basis. As a result, they can avoid an expensive, one-size-fits-all governance solution that may bring Read More...
SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International
ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc.

it bad investment decisions  on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc. In return, Catalyst will drop its NT platform development plans, and provide customer training, consulting and product customization services for SAP Logistics Execution System (LES), at its Supply Chain Execution (SCE) Competency Center. Market Impact In return for an insignificant portion of its capital, SAP gains an experienced consulting partner. The alliance will help SAP Read More...
What''s Wrong With Application Software? - A Possible Solution? What Is It, Why And How Does It Fit Into Your Future
The series, ''What''s Wrong With Application Software'' explored key challenges found in enterprise applications and also discussed the characteristics of next

it bad investment decisions  Why And How Does It Fit Into Your Future Introduction In the series, What''s Wrong With Application Software we explored key challenges found in enterprise applications. We also discussed the characteristics of next generation architectures that would provide better support for applications. While the series ran, we received a lot of feedback. The messages we received both validating the problems and pointing to some potential answers. A number of vendors are working on solutions (see What are vendors Read More...

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