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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 REAL 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
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 REAL INVESTMENT DECISION: 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

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 REAL INVESTMENT DECISION: functionality to support their IT governance framework. ProSight s portfolio management software s real strength lies in PPM and compliance for the government sector. ProSight s focus on government agencies help IT departments comply with a number of government-specific compliance regulations, such as Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act, the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), privacy compliance, the Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA), and the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), to
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 REAL 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

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 REAL INVESTMENT DECISION: 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

Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in BusinessPart 2 : Decision Aids
Though many academic methods exist, few actually reach the audience they need to reach because of the barrier between academic and business languages, as well as the ability to produce workable and usable tools. This article summarizes what I believe are the methodologies most used in Business, and some of the tools that are commercially available.

IT REAL INVESTMENT DECISION: their performance simply because it is not always possible (in fact, mostly impossible) to repeat the experiment with another aid to double-check the first. Some research by the author suggests that decision aids can differ frequently in outcomes perhaps 20% to 30% of the time, and may even come to diametrically opposite conclusions. The reason for such ambiguities can arise from several sources which can include: The business question is ill-posed in the context of the tool   The tool methodology
3/1/2002

Decision Making: Why Consensus Is Important (Especially When You’re Choosing Software) » The TEC Blog
these groups—whether they realize it or not— are creating a bias that can affect the outcome of the decision and forming what amounts to a false consensus. The report essentially says just that. “Groups,” the report details, “were also found to perform better when they engaged in so-called ‘intellective tasks’—that is, when they attempted to solve a problem where a correct answer exists, rather than seeking a consensus opinion or judgment.” The above points support the idea that groups

IT REAL INVESTMENT DECISION: TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
20-05-2009

Business Intelligence: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers. Find Free Reports, Case Studies, and Other Resources Related to Business Decision Makers. Despite significant investments in data collection and integration, few companies can redeploy accumulated data to drive business performance. To succeed, they need new business intelligence (BI) tools that can integrate and analyze huge amounts of internal and external data. Learn how such tools can help your company understand customer needs, identify trends, and use the resulting lead time to seize opportunities.

IT REAL INVESTMENT DECISION: that enable business and IT stakeholders to collaborate effectively, thereby advancing the firm s competitive advantage. 2.1 Simplicity Yesteryear s BI implementations tended to force users to sift through large quantities of available data in search of relationships, links or hidden insights, and some of the tools were designed for technically sophisticated users (so called power users ) which meant that average business users were at a disadvantage. To be truly useful, BI tools must help all users
1/20/2009 1:15:00 PM

IT Project Risk Assessment
Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success.

IT REAL INVESTMENT DECISION: IT Project Risk Assessment IT Project Risk Assessment J. Dowling - August 22, 2002 Read Comments J. Dowling - August 22, 2002 Introduction   Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success. We automate problems This department slogan was posted on my office door (the inside) for several months while I and other managers in the
8/22/2002

Mobile Content and Document Management Best Practices and Decision Checklist
Every minute of every day, employees move business files onto their mobile devices so they can work at home, on the road, or at client sites. The result is the equivalent of a mobile scrum of risks, redundancies, and wasted efforts and resources. A result of the huge popularity of mobile phones and tablets and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend, the large number of mobile devices being used for work purposes and the large amount of associated content being moved with these devices means that businesses are at risk. Mobile device management provides a first defense, but it’s not enough—businesses need to lock down the content and documents with policy-based controls to decrease their level of risk and ensure comprehensive enterprise mobility management.

IT REAL INVESTMENT DECISION: Aligning Plant and Corporate IT Mobile Is the New Face of Engagement Does Android Dream of Enterprise Adoption? TEC 2012 Business Intelligence and Data Management Buyer s Guide TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report Acronym-Related White Papers: Business Intelligence (BI) |  Customer Relationship Management (CRM) |  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) |  Human Capital Management (HCM) |  Information Technology (IT) |  Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) |  Return on Investment
6/5/2013 11:08:00 AM

Sole-sourcing BI from Your ERP Vendor: IT Convenience or Strategic Business Decision?
The software industry has witnessed a consolidation in the business intelligence (BI) market. In BI, enterprise technology conglomerates identified a growth market and an opportunity to upsell to their existing install base, primarily that of applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP). This consolidation has rendered sole-sourcing BI from ERP vendors an alluring option for many organizations. Find out why.

IT REAL INVESTMENT DECISION: from Your ERP Vendor: IT Convenience or Strategic Business Decision? Sole-sourcing BI from Your ERP Vendor: IT Convenience or Strategic Business Decision? Source: IBM Document Type: White Paper Description: The software industry has witnessed a consolidation in the business intelligence (BI) market. In BI, enterprise technology conglomerates identified a growth market and an opportunity to upsell to their existing install base, primarily that of applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP).
6/23/2010 2:22:00 PM


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