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How to Maximize Your IT Services with Lifecycle Management
As businesses become increasingly dependent on technology, service quality becomes more important. With so much riding on IT’s performance, a new service

it blueprint  provide. Service design stage: IT develops a pragmatic service blueprint that balances functionality, performance and cost, while also making key sourcing decisions. Much of the previous service delivery processes from ITIL v2 remain in ITIL v3, including designing for avail - ability, service continuity, continual improvement and gathering feedback. Service transition stage: IT tests services and introduces them into the infrastructure in a controlled manner, according to clearly defined processes for ch Read More

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Enterprise Impact Simulation An IT Revolution In The Making
The IT industry is ripe for a revolution. For years the IT executive’s job has been to give the business units the tools they need to run the business. Today,

it blueprint  of change. How is it possible? The ability to make accurate predictions depends on the availability of accurate data about the underlying components. The technologies and tools to deliver the individual pieces of data needed to produce these predictions have only recently come to exist. Recent advances in software test automation tools, like those from market leader Mercury Interactive , now give you the ability to build and maintain an accurate blueprint of your IT systems. Once you have that blueprint, Read More
Running and Optimizing IT: A Best-practice Approach
IT has long been one of the best ways to address business challenges. Yet significant obstacles at the level of IT infrastructure stand in the way. Siloed IT

it blueprint  critical to advancing in IT maturity. With a clearly communicated blueprint for accepted architectural practices, organizations can implement solutions and IT service management processes that support them in a more holistic manner. The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is an example of an enterprise architectural blueprint that is gaining in popularity. ITIL and TOGAF are complementary standards. Where ITIL is a guideline for improved IT service delivery, TOGAF is defined by the Open Group as a Read More
IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 2)
In my last posting I wrote about the functions of project management. When I considered alternatives to MS Project, I started thinking about the functions of

it blueprint  unproductive projects • aligning IT and other projects with the enterprise’s business strategy Potential Vendors to Consider To learn more about the vendors featured in this blog –post and to learn about other vendors in this knowledge space PPM consult TEC’s vendor showcase . Deltek Deltek provides an integrated toolset for PPM. Modules include portfolio analysis, risk management, planning and scheduling, project collaboration, and earned value management (EVM). This modular, integrated suite pro Read More
ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations
IT is often characterized as distinct groups pursuing individual agendas and launching disconnected initiatives to increase operational efficiencies. To

it blueprint  business. Service design stage: IT develops a pragmatic service blueprint that balances functionality, performance and cost-and also makes key decisions on sourcing (insourcing, outsourcing, co-sourcing). Service transition stage: IT tests services and introduces them into the infrastructure in a controlled manner according to clearly defined processes for change management, asset and configuration management, and knowledge management. Service operation stage: IT actually delivers and supports the service Read More
A CFO's Guide For Managing IT
In the post Y2K era, many companies have turned to the CFO to oversee the IT function with the CIO or head of IT reporting to the CFO. IT may look

it blueprint  CFO's Guide For Managing IT A CFO's Guide For Managing IT Featured Author - Bill Friend - December 25, 2003 IT Has Changed Forever Often, it is difficult to determine precisely when sea change starts. For the Information Technology sector, it is clear that if the signs were not apparent before, sometime shortly after 12:01 on Saturday, January 1, 2000, things changed forever. Ironically, IT changed, not because something happened, but because of a non-event. Y2K didn't really happen, at least in sense of Read More
E-discovery Compliance and The New Requirements of IT: The IT Manager’s Guide to 100% Compliance
Considering that e-mail and other electronically stored information (ESI) create the electronic equivalent of DNA evidence, there is no doubt that their

it blueprint  Requirements of IT: The IT Manager’s Guide to 100% Compliance Considering that e-mail and other electronically stored information (ESI) create the electronic equivalent of DNA evidence, there is no doubt that their evidentiary role will continue to expand. Learn how implementing a strategic e-discovery compliance program can help US and Canadian employers preserve, protect, and produce legally compliant e-mail and other ESI when compelled to do so by a court or regulatory body. Read More
Dealership Management System: What Is It and Who Needs It?
What Is a DMS?When one talks about a DMS, people usually think about a document management system, a data management system, or even a destroyer mine

it blueprint  Management System: What Is It and Who Needs It? What Is a DMS? When one talks about a DMS, people usually think about a document management system, a data management system, or even a destroyer mine sweeper. But very few people know that it’s also the acronym for “dealership management system,” which is a product or package of several products which is created specifically for the automotive industry. The core of any DMS is a system similar to enterprise resource planning (ERP), with, however, Read More
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!!
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work

it blueprint  It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!! “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work against the lean manufacturing concepts. Any breakdown or downtime on the manufacturing floor, in the warehouse, in transportation, or any other business process will create missed customer commitments, failed deliveries, idle time, and lost labor hours. Instead of taking the risk and being in reactive Read More
Managing IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting
During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT

it blueprint  IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT investments deliver more value to a company’s top and bottom lines—by creating new efficiencies and increasing revenues—than any savings gained from traditional IT cost-cutting. Discover the other reasons why your IT spending can actually save money in the long run. Read More
Beating IT Recession Blues
IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT

it blueprint  IT Recession Blues IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT investments are most effective when they improve business performance. Find out the degree to which organizations in the United Kingdom (UK) understand what IT is doing for their businesses, and in particular how some companies measure this and benefit from it. Read More
Columbus IT (USA)
Columbus IT is largely regarded as Microsoft's leading global Dynamics AX and NAV partner. The company delivers Microsoft-based consulting services in 30

it blueprint  IT (USA) Columbus IT is largely regarded as Microsoft's leading global Dynamics AX and NAV partner. The company delivers Microsoft-based consulting services in 30 countries, with more than 1,200 employees. The company has successfully deployed Microsoft Dynamics into more than 5,000 companies in 101 countries. Its consulting and development teams were first to work with Microsoft Dynamics AX in 1999 and have been implementing it from version 1.In 2009, CIT were selected as Microsoft's global Read More
Replenishment: What Is It exactly and Why Is It Important?
Replenishment is an area within operations where retailers can find a competitive edge. Excelling at replenishment enables implementation of promotional

it blueprint  What Is It exactly and Why Is It Important? Replenishment: What Is It exactly and Why Is It Important? If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Retail Replenishment can be defined as acquiring product on a recurring basis to support anticipated need. Replenishment is best served as an automated process given the huge number of combinations of items and store locations. Systematic creation and updates to demand Read More
Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now?
Enterprise Application Integration has changed massively in the past two years. Where is the market, and what vendors are left in the game?

it blueprint  Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now? Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now? M. Reed - September 6, 2001 Summary Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular. A great many of the players have changed in the vendor arena, new terminology ( buzz-phrases 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 blueprint  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
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