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Aligning Business with IT through IT Portfolio Management and IT Governance
When business uncertainties are frequent and compliance with regulations is mandatory, it can be a challenge to keep information technology (IT) synchronized

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IT Governance: Maximizing the Business Investment
Implementing information technology (IT) governance means using a structure of relationships and processes to direct an organization. Some project portfolio

it investment decisions  reports, contribute to the IT governance adage of maximizing return on investment (ROI). Executing best practices provides flexible resource utilization, project planning, time tracking, collaboration, and business intelligence functionality in line with best practice methodologies outlined by an IT department''s governance framework. Assessment of performance and cost allows IT organizations to evaluate the true cost and benefit that a portfolio of projects contributes to the future incorporation of best Read More...
The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One
Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and

it investment decisions  The software should make it possible for senior leadership, planning, and product development teams to understand the dependencies among existing initiatives and anticipate how near-term decisions are likely to affect long-term strategies and performance goals. 2.     Lack of transparency . Decision makers need to be able to get a clear picture of where their innovation resources are being spent, and what their investment options are—a successful product portfolio must strike the right balance of Read More...
Making the Right Decisions with SCOR
In the relentless search for ever-improving returns on investment and market competitiveness, some of the world’s biggest corporations are applying a model

it investment decisions  derived from practitioners'' experience. It is entirely vendor and technology independent and is the only real independent in-depth reference model for the complete supply chain of all companies. The SCOR model is organized around five key management processes: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return. Each of these processes is examined on three levels of detail. The first level is strategic, what the company wants from each process area. The second level maps out exactly what is currently happening within Read More...
Replenishment: What Is It exactly and Why Is It Important?
Replenishment is an area within operations where retailers can find a competitive edge. Excelling at replenishment enables implementation of promotional

it investment decisions  shelf, or otherwise make it available for sale. As replenishment focuses on acquiring product to support anticipated need, the leadtime forecast is the key to understanding how long ahead of that future need orders should be placed. The leadtime variance indicates the amount of deviation buyers experience with order delivery. This number represents the reliability of the leadtime forecast. The higher the number, the more inconsistent the vendor or warehouse is in their shipping process. Why is leadtime 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 investment decisions  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...
The Rules of Business-critical Decisions
Mission-critical operations are often “business-critical,” that is, essential to the financial success of the business. Software systems have become mission

it investment decisions  Rules of Business-critical Decisions Mission-critical operations are often “business-critical,” that is, essential to the financial success of the business. Software systems have become mission-critical in this sense, and frequently provide critical competitive advantage, for example by improving decision making. What sort of rule-based reasoning capabilities are required by software applications to drive business-critical results? And what are the core characteristics of these applications? 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 investment decisions  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 your small or midsized business in the white paper, CRM: A Business Imperative during the Economic Downturn . You''ll learn how CRM can increase revenues from 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 investment decisions  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...
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

it investment decisions  (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. Read More...
IT Service Delivery: From Basic Automation through to Managed Services
Service companies that want to thrive need to find a better way to deliver services and run their business. Automating IT services is the answer, and it should

it investment decisions  run their business. Automating IT services is the answer, and it should be the immediate goal of any company that aims to stay in business as market pressures increase. Looking beyond basic automation, becoming a managed services provider (MSP) should be the long-term goal. Discover ways to ensure your service company''s survival in today’s competitive IT services market. 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 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...
Is It Time to Purchase a New ERP?
For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don''t do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you

it investment decisions  It Time to Purchase a New ERP? For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don''t do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you know when it really is the time to invest in a new ERP system? Download this white paper to find out. Read More...
Make Faster, Smarter Business Decisions
Find out how to get the information you needwhen you need itin the sap white paper how instant, accurate information can drive your competitive edge.

it investment decisions  and accurate information is critical to making good business decisions . Relying on gut feeling and past experience—but with limited data—can only take you so far. To be more successful you need data that allows you to focus on the most profitable products, customers, and channels provide your people with the information they need to make faster, smarter decisions manage customer needs based on accurate, real-time customer data carry out rapid course corrections so that you maintain your competitive 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 investment decisions  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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