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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 MAKE INVESTMENT DECISION: 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 mod
12/6/2000

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 MAKE INVESTMENT DECISION: 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

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 management (PPM) vendors have adopted the IT governance mantra to differentiate their solutions from those offered by the enterprise resource planning (ERP) industry.

IT MAKE INVESTMENT DECISION: focusing their attention on IT governance, here are some vendors to consider when searching for a solution to model an organization s governance framework (a future article will provide more in-depth coverage of these vendors). Computer Associate s (formerly Niku) Clarity product incorporates strong resource planning and financial management functionality with top-down portfolio analysis capabilities. Sophisticated real time capture and control of financials make Niku a strong candidate for regulatory
12/13/2005

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 MAKE INVESTMENT DECISION: Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: 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. Protect Your Business
1/30/2008 3:04:00 PM

Business Intelligence for the Health Care Industry: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Business Intelligence for the Health Care Industry. Documents and Other Software Program to Use In Your Health Care System In Relation to Business Intelligence. Hospitals around the world are facing increased pressure to improve operations from multiple directions. Legal requirements, aging populations, and an ever-growing need to be service-oriented are forcing hospitals to do more with less. Hospitals could be doing more to coordinate, analyze, and use data to improve operational performance. A new generation of business intelligence (BI) tools, such as dashboards, can help.

IT MAKE INVESTMENT DECISION: The result is that IT is better able to meet the information needs of business users thus becoming a strategic partner to the business. To learn more about how solutions from SAP and Business Objects can help you empower your employees to make the best-informed business decisions, visit www.sap.com/solutions/sapbusinessobjects/index.epx . SAP and Intel not only understand the challenges businesses face in today s volatile global marketplace, but since 1994 they have worked together to offer a powerful
1/20/2009 12:04:00 PM

Traffic Audits Make Strange Bedfellows: Part I - The Why’s and What’s of Auditing
Have you heard the one where the Director of Product Marketing, the CIO and the auditor are found together in a small conference room? Couldn’t happen, you say? Au contraire! With traffic being the lifeblood of an e-commerce site the Marketing crew knows that the traffic numbers are going to be audited. And they look to the CIO to make sure that the numbers pass muster. If there’s a problem with the numbers, the CIO may be blamed.

IT MAKE INVESTMENT DECISION: provide the information. If IT is involved in the initial development and review of the ad model you ll have the chance to make sure that the right numbers are collected in a form that s easy to generate reports from. If you aren t involved in design then be prepared for late afternoon calls for traffic measurements that aren t normally made - and may require special programming to deliver. Once an advertiser decides to advertise, the interest turns from the potential to the real. How many people
9/13/2000

The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making
The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: a Guide to Decision Making. Documents and Other Computer Software to Use In Your Application Delivery System. IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on performance. But a number of factors complicate the task of ensuring acceptable application performance, including the lack of visibility into application performance. Learn tips to plan, optimize, manage, and control your application performance and improve delivery.

IT MAKE INVESTMENT DECISION: the tool worked well it would make a significant improvement to our ability to manage application performance 71% The output of tools like this is generally not that helpful 9% Tools like this tend to be too difficult to use, particularly during application development 13% Our applications developers would be resistant to using such a tool 11% Our operations groups lack the application specific skills to use a tool like this 17% Table 4.2: Interest in an Application Lifecycle Management Tool One obvious
6/20/2008 12:34:00 PM

Momentum Webcast: Using Financial Management Solutions to Make Intelligent Business Decisions
Momentum Webcast: Using Financial Management Solutions to Make Intelligent Business Decisions

IT MAKE INVESTMENT DECISION: Momentum Webcast: Using Financial Management Solutions to Make Intelligent Business Decisions Momentum Webcast: Using Financial Management Solutions to Make Intelligent Business Decisions Source: Microsoft Document Type: Web Cast Description: Momentum Webcast: Using Financial Management Solutions to Make Intelligent Business Decisions Momentum Webcast: Using Financial Management Solutions to Make Intelligent Business Decisions style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Source: Microsoft
8/15/2008 3:55:00 PM

Building the Path to Better Profits: Implementing ERP Technology to Successfully Achieve Return on Investment
Security Solutions for Small Businesses and Remote Branch Offices. IT Guides and Other Software to Use In Your Complex System for Small Businesses and Remote Branch Offices. When it comes to software implementations, organizations large and small share common goals of rapid deployment and return on investment. Unlike large organizations, however, smaller firms cannot rely on sizable budgets or internal teams to deploy an enterprise-wide initiative. But by following some fundamental concepts, smaller companies can make their technology investments pay off, with little disruption to the business.

IT MAKE INVESTMENT DECISION: small business with limited IT staff or none at all. In terms of sheer power, small businesses make up an enormous force in the world. The US Small Business Administration estimates that in 2005, there were 25.8 million businesses in the United States. Of those, 99.9 percent were SMBs, which the government defines as companies with fewer than 500 employees. In the EU, the European Network for SME Research (ENSI) also reports 99.9 percent of EU businesses as falling into the SMB category. Together, small
9/19/2006 2:59:00 PM

Are ASP Applications Right for You?Part 1: Decision Factors
Like so many Internet conventions, the Application Service Provider (ASP), is really a combination of two 'old' concepts, turn key applications and outsourced services. Many of the lessons learned from these areas are directly applicable to ASP provided applications, and many of the same questions need to be asked and answered before a determination can be made on whether an ASP application should be considered.

IT MAKE INVESTMENT DECISION: applications address is growing. It is now possible to contract for virtually any service or group of services required by a company. Why ASP Applications?    The clear advantage of ASP applications are based on development cost and implementation time. In theory, the cost of developing and operating the application is spread over a number of users, providing a direct benefit of lower development and hardware cost. Since the application exists and is in use by other firms, one can make the assumption
8/22/2001

2015: Ten Predictions for Decision Sciences
With most businesses across industry verticals still reeling under the impact of the economic slowdown, many are focusing on analytics-driven decision support across all facets of business where experts have to take decisions based on bits of information. Read about 10 predictions for analytics decision support for 1015—that will challenge conventional business wisdom and allow organizations to differentiate themselves and drive growth.

IT MAKE INVESTMENT DECISION: Mu Sigma Document Type: White Paper Description: With most businesses across industry verticals still reeling under the impact of the economic slowdown, many are focusing on analytics-driven decision support across all facets of business where experts have to take decisions based on bits of information. Read about 10 predictions for analytics decision support for 1015—that will challenge conventional business wisdom and allow organizations to differentiate themselves and drive growth. 2015: Ten
8/7/2013 3:40:00 AM


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