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Controlling Change: The Missing Ingredient
It is widely acknowledged that unauthorized changes made to an IT infrastructure cause up to 80 percent of a system’s unavailability. So what key ingredient is

it controlling costs  Change: The Missing Ingredient It is widely acknowledged that unauthorized changes made to an IT infrastructure cause up to 80 percent of a system’s unavailability. So what key ingredient is needed to reduce that percentage? By adding change control to an existing or planned change management infrastructure, businesses can improve IT service availability, lower compliance costs, and accelerate their IT infrastructure library (ITIL) implementations. Read More...
Reducing Costs with Efficient Operations: A Fast Track to More Working Capital
Untamed costs can deplete the precious working capital that’s critical to your ongoing operations. But, you can get a handle on costs by taking steps to improve

it controlling costs  COST STRUCTURE If only it didn’t cost so much money to make money. That’s the predicament of many small businesses and midsize companies. Customers keep demanding more for less – and those product and service enhancements cost you more to provide even though you get paid less for them. Larger competitors often have deeper pockets – plus, they enjoy economies of scale that you can’t match. Untamed costs can deplete the precious working capital that’s critical to your ongoing operations and new Read More...
Inventory Control Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Tool You Have for Containing Your Warehousing Costs
Your company''s success is not only dependent on sales, but also on your company''s ability to say,

it controlling costs  before taxes. That means it takes $2500 in new sales to make up for $100 in lost products. If your warehouse loses $100 per week, the sales department needs an additional $130,000 in new sales each year just to break even . Again I ask, how much is having an inaccurate inventory costing your company? You select the number! Value of Lost Material Net Profit Before Tax 4% 1% $50 $1,250 $5,000 $100 $2,500 $10,000 $1000 $25,000 $100,000 $10000 $250,000 $1,000,000 Controlling Inventory The control of your Read More...
4 Key Steps to Automate IT Security Compliance
An unprecedented wave of security breaches has led to the establishment of technical standards, IT governance frameworks and laws designed to improve and

it controlling costs  the role of each IT team in the compliance process and some of the required solution elements to support each team s role. To create convergence, solution elements should include: A single, electronic library of policy and compliance standards and controls As organizations develop best practices for regulatory and policy compliance, they need to reuse compliance policies and controls wherever possible, applying intelligent filtering and analysis to meet the requirements of each team and compliance task. Read More...
Controlling Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains
Almost $75 billion (USD) is spend on trade and promotion funds every year. Unfortunately most enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are not equiped to

it controlling costs  a company''s total revenue. It is the second highest expense, after the cost of goods. Trade promotions account for 60% of the total marketing budgets of consumer goods manufacturers. Trade spending is actually increasing at a faster rate than sales! Promotions of many forms are routinely offered by manufacturers and distributors to their retailer customers. Some promotions are temporary price reductions taken off the invoice. Others are accrued for later redemption, like rebates and advertising Read More...
Remote IT Management
Businesses of all sizes must manage an increasing diversity of remote users and devices. The tasks involved range from keeping systems running to ensuring

it controlling costs  IT Management Businesses of all sizes must manage an increasing diversity of remote users and devices. The tasks involved range from keeping systems running to ensuring security, compliance, and more. Under this sort of pressure, IT managers and managed service providers must have flexible access to powerful tools and an ability to share the data those tools rely on. Software as a service (SaaS)-based tools can help—find out how. Read More...
IT Investments and Business Value
The view of technology has evolved over time—from a strategic enabler and a competitive weapon to an operational overhead. IT projects that come in over budget

it controlling costs  to an operational overhead. IT projects that come in over budget and with missed deadlines and lackluster results do not help matters. It is up to the CIOs to restore the perception of IT in the enterprise, by understanding the company’s goals and showing business leaders how IT projects and services can help reach them faster. Read More...
Best Practices and Processes for Improving the Business Value of IT
Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their

it controlling costs  the Business Value of IT Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their contribution to the business and justify initiatives they seek to undertake. Read about concrete practices, processes, and recommendations to drive ROIT investment via key areas for improvement, the value of improvement, and guidelines for evaluating potential projects. Read More...
Digital Signatures and the Hidden Costs of PKI
Implementing a digital signature solution can secure business operations, reduce costs, advance business processes, and improve your competitive advantage

it controlling costs  Signatures and the Hidden Costs of PKI Implementing a digital signature solution can secure business operations, reduce costs, advance business processes, and improve your competitive advantage. However, implementing an incompatible digital signature solution could end up costing thousands—if not hundreds of thousands of dollars more than necessary. Before you invest, get an overview of the options and their associated costs and different value propositions. Read More...
Alfanar IT Solutions-Enterprise Content Management
Alfanar IT, an information technology company operating in Saudi Arabia since 1995, in partnership with OpenText is providing enterprise content management (ECM

it controlling costs  IT Solutions-Enterprise Content Management Alfanar IT, an information technology company operating in Saudi Arabia since 1995, in partnership with OpenText is providing enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to both government and private sectors—two sectors undergoing rapid automation and thus in need of ECM solutions in Saudi Arabia. Read this paper to see how alfanar IT plans to address these market needs and the improvements expected with OpenText. Read More...
Bridging the IT Talent Gap
Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy@but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals

it controlling costs  the IT Talent Gap Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy—but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals retire and fewer new graduates become available to fill the positions. IT outsourcing may not offer the help you seek. To make sure your company can survive and prosper, learn how to find ways to hire qualified IT staff, and keep the IT staff you already have. Read More...
Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference
IT managers, under increasing pressure to align their activities and spending with the strategic objectives of the enterprise, need to find new ways to raise

it controlling costs  IT Managers Can Make a Difference Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference Featured Author - William R. Friend* - May 14, 2004 Introduction In the back of every CIO''s mind at the time of the annual performance review are two questions: Do I run an IT shop that is aligned with the requirements of our business? and Are the IT projects we are doing generating an acceptable return on investment? In the short term, the more expedient CIO might just try to align IT results with the expectations o Read More...
Mobile IT--Commodity or Value-add?
Remote working is not new, but increasing dependence on instant IT access has led to increasing demands for mobile data services. Certainly, these services can

it controlling costs  increasing dependence on instant IT access has led to increasing demands for mobile data services. Certainly, these services can be complex, and it is valuable to be insulated from the effects of rapid change. But ultimately, mobile access should be considered as just one aspect of IT usage, rather than as a separate entity. Read More...
Role of IT in the Power Sector-Focus on Distribution Systems
The power sector realizes the importance of information technology (IT), and its potential to contribute to the power reforms process. The global IT market for

it controlling costs  of IT in the Power Sector-Focus on Distribution Systems The power sector realizes the importance of information technology (IT), and its potential to contribute to the power reforms process. The global IT market for this sector provides a wide range of technology and solutions that can address the entire business value chain in power distribution—from setting up distribution network and service connection, to distribution load management, power delivery, and customer 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 controlling costs  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...

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