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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
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
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
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

it estimate costs  Ltd Resources Related to IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes : Information Technology (IT), (Wikipedia) Decision Making (Wikipedia) IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes Investment Decisions is also known as : Investment Decision Analysis , Investment Decision Based , Investment Decision Criteria , Investment Decision Factors , Investment Decision Individuals , Investment Decision Making , Investment Decision Making Process , Investment Decision Methods , Investment Decision Model , 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 estimate costs  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
Harnessing IT to Boost Sustainability-and Profit
While technology has improved quality of life, it has also contributed to global environmental imbalance, particularly in terms of greenhouse gas emissions

it estimate costs  IT to Boost Sustainability-and Profit While technology has improved quality of life, it has also contributed to global environmental imbalance, particularly in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. However, technology, combined with smart policy, can significantly reduce the emissions responsible for climate change. Learn where IT has high-impact potential to reduce carbon emissions while boosting profitability—and how you can use IT to “green” your practices for larger-scale benefits. Read More
Drink-IT
Drink-IT@ is a modular software suite that is intended mainly for producers and distribution centers in the beverage industry, such as breweries, specialized

it estimate costs  IT Drink-IT® is a modular software suite that is intended mainly for producers and distribution centers in the beverage industry, such as breweries, specialized beverage wholesalers, and beverage producers. Drink-IT enables them to cover all enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) processes in one integrated solution. Drink-IT enables companies to make informed decisions in production and quality management, logistics, sales, and promotions, and helps them 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 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
IT Management for Small Businesses: Using Third Parties to Help Take the Strain
Small to medium businesses (SMBs) face the same challenges as large businesses when it comes to IT management—they have increasingly complex systems they rely

it estimate costs  as large businesses when it comes to IT management—they have increasingly complex systems they rely on to drive their businesses and gain a competitive advantage. Operating and maintaining a complex IT infrastructure requires specific skills, but getting the right staff at an affordable price can be a problem. Outsourcing IT management may help to ease the strain. Read More
Grupo Posadas S.A.B. de C.V. Implements Hosted IT Infrastructure and Saves 30% on IT Maintenance


it estimate costs  de C.V. Implements Hosted IT Infrastructure and Saves 30% on IT Maintenance Read More
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The Consumer IT Revolution
With the consumerization of information technology (IT), employees are bringing insights and experiences into the workplace, sharing pioneering technology, and

it estimate costs  Consumer IT Revolution With the consumerization of information technology (IT), employees are bringing insights and experiences into the workplace, sharing pioneering technology, and driving business innovation. This report based on a survey of 100 global C-level executives delves into various aspects of the consumer IT revolution. The study findings indicate that it is having a positive impact on both businesses (employers) and internal consumers (employees). Read More

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