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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 estimate costs  the expected benefits from IT investments (see Figure 1-2). However, the majority appear to be using standard financial measures such as ROI, net present value (NPV) , internal rate of return (IRR), or similar metric. While this is certainly an improvement over not measuring anything, exclusively using financial measures has serious flaws: There are too many to choose from. There is a wide variety of financial measures in use today including ROI, NPV, IRR, payback period, and economic value added (EVA) Read More...
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

it estimate costs  Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think? On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series. Cynical and jaded market observers will see this merger as a déjà vu whereby two Read More...
Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment?
IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments, even though initial estimates of cash flows

it estimate costs  software will be useful. It is hard to estimate the useful life of information technology investments. We all have had the experience of having IT equipment or software become obsolete much earlier than expected. Conversely, sometimes software is used much longer than expected. Second, it is difficult to isolate the financial impact related to a change in technology. For example, a major software project is likely to have an impact on more than one business process and may enable new business practices Read More...
Employee Performance Management: Making It a Reality in Your Organization
Over 90 percent of human resources (HR) professionals rate employee performance management (EPM) as a top priority. Yet considerably fewer have EPM systems

it estimate costs  a day or two. It is important for an HR manager to appreciate, starting out, how the various offerings available conform to his or her organization''s budget. Any of the top vendors should be willing to estimate rough costs for this purpose, and many provide license-pricing figures on their websites.1 2. Establish organization-specific business needs, priorities and benefit expectations To establish the business needs of their organization, HR managers should begin by documenting their current employee Read More...
Project Failure-The Numbers, Why, and What It Means
IT projects fail regularly—considerably missing expectations, drastically overrunning budgets, significantly missing deadlines, and far too often having to be

it estimate costs  Numbers, Why, and What It Means Introduction Information technology (IT) projects fail regularly—considerably missing expectations, drastically overrunning budgets, significantly missing their deadlines, and far too often having to be abandoned entirely. Research shows us that this is the rule, not the exception. Research also tells us why. What is the impact of failure on enterprises, IT professionals and software and services providers? Does it have to be this way? Failure Facts First, let''s look at Read More...
Cutting IT and Application Support Costs
With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant

it estimate costs  IT and Application Support Costs With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company Read More...
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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 estimate costs  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 m Read More...
Pund-IT, Inc.
Pund-IT provides analysis publications including market trend reports, white papers, commentary on breaking events, and a weekly newsletter. The company was

it estimate costs  IT, Inc. Pund-IT provides analysis publications including market trend reports, white papers, commentary on breaking events, and a weekly newsletter. The company was founded by principal analyst Charles King. Read More...
Are You Adequately Protecting Your IT Infrastructure Components Inside the Firewall?
Components such as applications, databases, web servers, directories, and operating systems rely mostly on built-in security features. But passwords and

it estimate costs  You Adequately Protecting Your IT Infrastructure Components Inside the Firewall? Originally published - August 16, 2006 Networks are commonly protected by specialized software such as firewalls, antivirus, and network access control products to prevent unauthorized access and activity. Yet other IT infrastructure components, including applications, databases, web servers, directories, and operating systems rely mostly on the security mechanisms that come as part of the product’s built-in feature set. Read More...
DYNAMICS IT S.A.
Dynamics IT @is specialized in ERP consulting and implementation of high quality solutions, currently projected as the company best partner for Microsoft

it estimate costs  IT S.A. Dynamics IT  is specialized in ERP consulting and implementation of high quality solutions, currently projected as the company best partner for Microsoft Dynamics AX in Latin America Read More...
Should It Be Renamed ''Unobtainium''?
Reports indicate that Intel will delay the release of its 64-bit ''Itanium'' processor yet again.

it estimate costs  It Be Renamed ''Unobtainium''? Should It Be Renamed ''Unobtainium''? R. Krause - August 2, 2000 Event Summary Intel executives have said in a financial briefing during July that Intel will push back the release of its 64-bit Itanium processor (formerly known as Merced ), recently slated for October, 2000, by a quarter. This means the first Itanium-based products should not arrive until early in 2001 - somewhat later than the original schedule of 1999. The first products are expected to be servers and Read More...
Why IT Does Matter in BPO
IT plays a critical role in any outsourcing effort. Organizations engaged in or pursuing business process outsourcing (BPO) must ensure that they truly

it estimate costs  IT Does Matter in BPO IT plays a critical role in any outsourcing effort. Organizations engaged in or pursuing business process outsourcing (BPO) must ensure that they truly understand the capabilities of their existing software environment, as well as the capabilities of candidate BPO service providers. Embedding IT requirements and capabilities from the start will thus improve the likelihood of success for any BPO endeavor. Read More...
NORRIQ Group’s Drink-IT Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Certification Report
NORRIQ Group''s Drink-IT solution is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode manufacturing (ERP) software solution space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP

it estimate costs  Group’s Drink-IT Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Certification Report NORRIQ Group''s Drink-IT solution is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode manufacturing (ERP) software solution space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP solutions designed specifically for the beverage industry, supporting the unique needs of beverage producers and manufacturers with additional extensive functionality on top of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform. Download the Drink-IT certification report now for product Read More...
Compliance, Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations,
It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet

it estimate costs  Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations, It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet potentially contradictory—goals, in a sense they were destined to be at odds with one another. What does it take to bridge the gap between these two teams to achieve compliance? Can standardized processes and software tools help (or hinder) this effort? Find out here. Read More...

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