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The ASP Decision
The ASP model is the latest in a long line of silver bullets that are supposed to simplify the delivery of technology’s benefits to the business world. This article provides some simple guidelines for determining if you should consider the ASP model along with thoughts on selecting an ASP.

IT INVESTMENT DECISION METHODS: business functionality need, the IT resource constraints you face, and the cost issues you must address. A few questions can help determine when that situation exists. What is the nature of the business functionality you need to deliver? Will it require significant customization to use an existing ASP offering? Does the functionality need to be integrated with existing systems? If you answer yes to these two questions, then the ASP option may not offer the best option. Although it is evolving, the ASP
12/6/2000

The Return of Manufacturing Investment
The recent economic downturn dramatically changed investment habits for mid-market manufacturers—and not for the better. Nevertheless, some savvy executives have been using the market lull of the economic downturn and stop-and-start recovery to get their corporate houses in order, stabilizing their processes, facilities, and business systems so they’re better equipped to manage rapid growth when it returns. Find out how.

IT INVESTMENT DECISION METHODS: manage rapid growth when it returns. Find out how. The Return of Manufacturing Investment style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Change Management,   Return on Investment (ROI) Related Keywords:   Infor,   roi,   change management,   return on investment,   it investment,   economic downturn,   change management process,   marketing roi,   roi marketing,   organizational change management,   change management software,   software change management,  
11/29/2010 11:09:00 AM

Protect Your Business Intelligence Investment
You’re planning to upgrade your business intelligence (BI) solution and can’t wait for implementation. But are you sure of how to take advantage of its key value drivers, or which functionalities are best for your organization? And can you anticipate—and minimize—implementation risks? Find out how an upgrade assessment done by experienced professionals can help you develop a proven upgrade plan and lower associated costs.

IT INVESTMENT DECISION METHODS: to take advantage of its key value drivers, or which functionalities are best for your organization? And can you anticipate—and minimize—implementation risks? Find out how an upgrade assessment done by experienced professionals can help you develop a proven upgrade plan and lower associated costs. Protect Your Business Intelligence Investment style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Software Asset Management,   Business Intelligence and Data Management,  
1/30/2008 3:04:00 PM

SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International
ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc.

IT INVESTMENT DECISION METHODS: on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc. In return, Catalyst will drop its NT platform development plans, and provide customer training, consulting and product customization services for SAP Logistics Execution System (LES), at its Supply Chain Execution (SCE) Competency Center. Market Impact In return for an insignificant portion of its capital, SAP gains an experienced consulting partner. The alliance will help SAP
9/1/1999

ERP for Small and Midsized Companies: Time for a Decision
Until recently, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software was rarely considered for use in smaller firms, as core benefits—better business management via coordinated, standardized information and analysis—were often outweighed by costs and complexities of ERP systems. A variety of options have emerged to overcome concerns of the past. Read on the key considerations in an ERP decision and critical implementation factors.

IT INVESTMENT DECISION METHODS: Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: Until recently, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software was rarely considered for use in smaller firms, as core benefits—better business management via coordinated, standardized information and analysis—were often outweighed by costs and complexities of ERP systems. A variety of options have emerged to overcome concerns of the past. Read on the key considerations in an ERP decision and critical implementation factors. ERP for Small and Midsized
12/23/2010 2:39:00 PM

Enterprise Impact Simulation - Making It Happen
Before c-commerce bad estimates and unintended impacts were issues businesses managed. Cost and schedule overruns and disruptions to the business caused by IT projects were an internal affair. Not any more. Not when the business participates in a c-commerce alliance. EIS brings a new IT operating model, which will transform IT software development into a true engineering discipline.

IT INVESTMENT DECISION METHODS: Impact Simulation - Making It Happen Enterprise Impact Simulation - Making It Happen William Walton - March 26, 2001 Read Comments EIS-enabled IT The demand for Enterprise Impact Simulation (EIS) is driven by collaborative commerce, enabled by IT. Businesses engaged in c-commerce run on Internet time. Change-readiness is the watchword. The predictive capabilities of EIS deliver change-readiness. Two specific predictions are particularly relevant to the demands of c-commerce. The first is the accurate
3/26/2001

Should It Be Renamed Unobtainium ?
Reports indicate that Intel will delay the release of its 64-bit 'Itanium' processor yet again.

IT INVESTMENT DECISION METHODS: Should It Be Renamed Unobtainium ? Should It Be Renamed Unobtainium ? R. Krause - August 2, 2000 Read Comments 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
8/2/2000

HP: Why Not Just Call It “e-Vectra.com”?
HP succumbing to the trend for simple, sealed case PC’s, will release the e-Vectra in April. E-look before you e-leap.

IT INVESTMENT DECISION METHODS: Why Not Just Call It “e-Vectra.com”? HP: Why Not Just Call It “e-Vectra.com”? C. McNulty - April 11, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary [PCWeek - 22 February 2000] Hewlett-Packard Co. [NYSE:HWP] today joined the industry movement toward low-cost, legacy-free desktop PC systems by unveiling its e-Vectra corporate desktop line, the company s first e-PC product designed for the workplace. The dictionary-sized computer tower features a new look and weighs just under 8 pounds, making it about 75
4/11/2000

Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises
The problem of information technology investments particularly concerns small and medium enterprises, as they are much more limited in resources than large enterprises. One of the critical questions is whether to implement an open source or closed source solution.

IT INVESTMENT DECISION METHODS: a benefit. Although open, it does not mean that this software is necessarily free. Thus, in the field of open source software there exists both free and commercial software. The main advantage of open source products is in their openness. This makes it possible for a third party to see and review the source. This feature is not of great importance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), unless their core business is application development. Even in these cases, they can view and review the source code by
12/18/2006

Japanese Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality » The TEC Blog
decision-making process is that it contributes to environmentalism. If each step of the process of approving an idea or proposal can be done on-screen instead of on paper, a company can use less paper and less space to store files or documents. The company wins by saving money, and everyone wins because fewer trees are cut down and fewer other resources are used to make paper. In addition, since these systems enable central control of all the documents, managers can organize and analyze decision-making

IT INVESTMENT DECISION METHODS: approval process, decision making, decision making processes, document approval process, ECM, enterprise content management, Japan, Japanese decision making, North American decision making, paperless office, paperless workflows, workflows, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
23-06-2008

Mobile Learning: Is Your Business Ready for It?
Mobile learning allows user to learn by accessing mobile devices, at anytime and from virtually anywhere. Gauge whether your business is ready for it. The popularity of mobile technology has brought mobile learning (m-learning) to one’s fingertips. M-learning takes advantage of the mobility of the learner and the lightweight portability of the mobile device to support learning nuggets of content at anytime and from virtually anywhere. This article reviews issues this trend has raised and technical challenges businesses must overcome to implement this learning strategy.

IT INVESTMENT DECISION METHODS: learning, or m-learning as it is now called, focuses on the mobility of the learner, allowing him/her to interact with portable technologies and take in bite-size portions (called nuggets) of content, learning bits at a time. M-learning is convenient, as content is accessible from virtually anywhere. And the lightweight portability of the device removes the need for learners to carry around books and notes. M-learning, like e-learning, is also collaborative. Learners can easily share advice with or ask
12/21/2010 8:42:00 AM


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