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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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Hitch Your Wagon to a Wild Horse?
In the frantic race to be “on the web” companies are looking outside for help to design and build their web sites. In the frantic race to be the “bleeding edge

it influence investment decisions  and iterative development methodology. It appears as a spiral beginning at a point in the center where basic capability and appearance goals are shared. Concepts are designed and built then reviewed with the client. What works is carried forward and what does not is discarded. Part of the design moves towards the outside of the spiral (the end product), part stays at a given level for more work and part is sent back down a level for re-consideration. Essential elements must continually make progress Read More
NAPM Puts The Spotlight On Change
TEC VP, James F. Dowling is quoted in the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) magazine Purchasing Today on the meaning of “Value”. The quote

it influence investment decisions  up with change, whether it is in the definitions of the words used or developments in management and processes. Market Impact The proposed name change represents more than a new coat of paint over the venerable NAPM. Purchasing managers are no longer perceived as playing a supporting role to manufacturing, negotiating contracts and transacting purchases, but are now expected to factor strategic considerations such as product life expectancy, product design, logistics, and long term corporate goals into 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 influence investment decisions  and ask: Is this IT project really creating a positive impact on business? Isolate as many that will influence the impact of the project factors as possible. A business environment with too many elements will affect the business'' performance. Know them the same way you know when the market is going for a turnaround. Don''t just stop the assessment right after the project. Include the assessment during management meetings and seek out ways to further improve. Continuity is the key to gathering and Read More
Engineering Change Management 2.0: Better Business Decisions from Intelligent Change Management
Traditionally, change management in product development and engineering has been viewed as a way to control cost and improve efficiencies. But companies are

it influence investment decisions  the change by making it accessible, through visualization technology so non-engineers can interpret and discuss the change to arrive at a better business decision. Step 4: Formalize Change Management Processes Develop formal change management processes, including a formal split between change analysis and change implementation planning. Formal processes provide consistency in decision-making and continuous improvement. This process should follow the best practices identified in Best-in-Class companies, 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 influence investment decisions  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
The Complete Systems Management Book: An Introduction to Integrated and Automated IT System Management
Effective IT systems management is a challenge, especially for midsized companies that must maintain sophisticated IT environments without the budgets of their

it influence investment decisions  to Integrated and Automated IT System Management Effective IT systems management is a challenge, especially for midsized companies that must maintain sophisticated IT environments without the budgets of their larger counterparts. This comprehensive guide provides IT newcomers—as well as experienced veterans—with all the information they need to understand the best ways to align people, processes, policies, and tools for a cohesive, streamlined, and supportable IT infrastructure. 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 influence 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
Why CRM Software is a Smart Investment in a down Economy
Find out more about why CRM is such a smart and timely investment for your small or midsized business in the white paper, crm: a business imperativ...

it influence investment decisions  a down Economy Is it really possible to grow your company during an economic downturn—and still cut costs? Fortunately, the answer is yes—and there''s no better way to do it than with the right customer relationship management (CRM) software. By its very nature, CRM is one of the only technologies that can both increase your company''s revenues and reduce its costs . And that''s a pretty good combination during tough economic times. Find out more about why CRM is such a smart and timely investment for Read More
Building Your Business Case for Best-practice IT Services Delivery
Whether it’s for an in-house delivery model or an on-demand model, a business case needs to justify the total value of a solution. This ensures that the

it influence investment decisions  Business Case for Best-practice IT Services Delivery Whether it’s for an in-house delivery model or an on-demand model, a business case needs to justify the total value of a solution. This ensures that the selected delivery model will help reduce operational costs and drive continuous value from IT investments. Learn how to properly prepare a business case that includes a total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to assess both cost impacts and line-of-business impacts. 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 influence 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
Document Management Return on Investment Analysis
Find out how a document management system (DMS) can generate a significant return on investment (ROI) for small to midsized businesses (SMBs). The changes in

it influence investment decisions  years have finally made it possible for SMBs to enjoy the same efficiencies provided by IT systems that large enterprises have enjoyed for decades. These advances in technology can now be applied with ease at the SMB level. 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 influence investment decisions  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
Computer, IT, and Software
The computer, IT, and software industry represents permanent innovation and change: new technologies, new business models, and the constant search for best

it influence investment decisions  IT, and Software The computer, IT, and software industry represents permanent innovation and change: new technologies, new business models, and the constant search for best business and technology practices. In a market that changes every day, high financial risks must be addressed accordingly. Computer, IT, and software companies must take action to maintain profitability and stay competitive. Leading companies in this industry that adopt technologies to help meet their business, operational, Read More
Mountainous Investment Transforms Enterprise Management Software Vendor
After decades of father-son stewardship, Deltek has been transformed by a New Mountain Capital LLC majority capital investment. Already a recognized enterprise

it influence investment decisions  Inc . And while it intends to stay true to its roots, the period ahead promises to be equally fascinating. Lately, owing to new ownership and leadership, there has been a sense of a new era at the privately held, Herndon, Virginia (US)-based principal provider of enterprise software and solutions for project-focused organizations. Part One of the series Mountainous Investment Transforms Enterprise Management Software Vendor . After over two decades of stewardship and funding by its owners and founders, Read More

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