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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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Hitting the Moving Target of Operational Excellence
Accessing the right information is a crucial step in achieving operational excellence. But companies can examine performance in so many ways@and deliver that

it moving investment decisions  of IT management. But it sets the critical parameters for success in moving forward with the delivery of the right information to the right people in your organization to ensure continuing success. CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES The following are risks - some are readily apparent; others are not - in the process outlined earlier: Potential disruption. As with any change in an IT environment or operating structure, especially one with business practice implications, there will likely be growing pains as Read More
The Profitability Perspective: How Automated Reporting Drives Better Decisions
Driving sustainable growth requires profitability-focused planning and performance management. Most companies have some type of profitability reporting@but many

it moving investment decisions  and accuracy of information, it is clear that profitability reporting processes are ripe for improvement, which was echoed loudly by survey respondents, as indicated in Figure 3. Figure 3 One of the key drivers of improvement is the fact that companies are moving toward more sophisticated costing practices. While some adhere to strict activity-based costing or full absorption costing methodologies, the majority tend to use a combination of several methods (see Figure 4). Figure 4 Many organizations start Read More
Mid-size Companies Have Full-size IT Issues
Information technology product selection is one issue that does not scale up or down with the size of the enterprise. The breadth and seriousness of issues that

it moving investment decisions  to apply to them. IT Managers of smaller enterprises must therefore do the same or more than their larger counterparts with less by necessity. Experience, working with dozens of companies of all sizes indicates that larger corporations are trying very hard to behave like their smaller, more nimble, counterparts. At the same time, small, fast moving companies are trying to establish stable IT infrastructure like that of the larger ones. Information technology product selection is one issue that does not Read More
Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference
IT managers, under increasing pressure to align their activities and spending with the strategic objectives of the enterprise, need to find new ways to raise

it moving investment decisions  supply chain From an IT point of view, these interfaces should be examined with the following questions in mind: Are the appropriate data elements available to exchange information through the interface? In other words, do we have the right information moving through the interface? Does information transfer through the interface fast enough to meet business requirements? Is the information accurate enough to use for business decisions? Will improvements in data availability, speed, and accuracy return 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 moving investment decisions  ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment? Introduction Companies have retrenched from their previously typical IT investment pattern. Behind the change is an increasing reliance on financial measures to justify IT investment. IT investments are not well suited to traditional financial analysis. Nevertheless, IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments. Initial estimates of cash flows from IT projects Read More
Moving from Potential to Performance
Companies have invested heavily in their IT infrastructure, but they still face challenges with their existing business operations. To help create a cost

it moving investment decisions  invested heavily in their IT infrastructure, but they still face challenges with their existing business operations. To help create a cost-effective, high-performance system, SAP has developed a program to help companies proactively analyze and improve business performance in four key areas. Take a look at SAP Safeguarding services options and how they are designed to serve business users and IT staff. Read More
Moving to Self-Service Business Intelligence
Learn how in the Forrester report Why and How Enterprises are Moving to Self-service Business Intelligence.

it moving investment decisions  need —when they need it. Download your PDF copy of Why and How Enterprises are Moving to Self-service Business Intelligence today. For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. 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 moving 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 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 moving 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
Seagate Software ''Crystallizes'' Its New Name: Crystal Decisions
Seagate Software has announced a new chapter in its corporate history by changing its name to Crystal Decisions. Crystal Decisions is an information

it moving investment decisions  and more.) One reason: it was not uncommon for potential customers to be confused at how Crystal Reports came from Seagate, generally thought of as a computer hard drive vendor (Seagate Technology, the former parent company). Even Seagate Software''s address of 920 Disc Drive invoked a vision of spinning platters instead of query and reporting tools. Besides being reflective of the company''s most successful product, Crystal Reports, the new name should eliminate confusion in the market, and make life 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 moving 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
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 moving 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
Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership
In Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership, you''ll learn about the hard and soft costs associated with both cloud-based and ...

it moving investment decisions  all of your company''s IT needs? Before you commit to anything, make sure you know the total cost of ownership (TCO) of cloud-based solutions. In Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership , you''ll learn about the hard and soft costs associated with both cloud-based and on-premise software—so that you can determine which makes the most economic sense for your company. You''ll also learn about the changing business software landscape, and the 5 major benefits cloud-based solutions Read More
It Isn''t the Fall, It''s the Sudden Stop
Skillful management of transitions is essential for IT professionals. It is not simple and it not recognized when it is done right, but when done wrong, the

it moving investment decisions  It''s the Sudden Stop It Isn''t the Fall, It''s the Sudden Stop James F. Dowling - January 10, 2002 Introduction A multinational manufacturing company spent more than a year identifying a strategic acquisition of four divisions from a competitor. They performed a detailed examination of finances, products, customers and core design and manufacturing resources. After an additional three months of work obtaining clearance from shareholders and the Italian, German, French and United States governments, the Read More

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