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Whose ROI is it Anyway? Part One: Introduction
With growing frequency, we hear business and IT managers asking a technology vendor to

it service costs roi  we hear business and IT managers asking a technology vendor to justify the expenditure or demonstrate the ROI on their particular hardware, software or service offering. In some cases, this may be possible. Straightforward automation of routine tasks to reduce or eliminate staff expenses, for example. A top executive at software vendor ActivCard told me early in 2003 that his company had been growing well, even in a difficult market, because it has a very clear ROI story. The company''s software Read More...
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

it service costs roi  distance itself from IT. IT is seen as a service provider rather than a partner. As a result, IT involvement in key business decisions becomes an afterthought rather than a prerequisite. For ensuring alignment of IT with business, organizations have to ensure that IT assets be accepted as business assets. COMPONENTS OF A TYPICAL IT PORTFOLIO An IT Portfolio consists of IT assets and Projects. Projects represent investment towards creating assets. The assets comprise business applications and Read More...
IFS To Be At Customers'' (Web) Service
IFS invested heavily in both product development and worldwide growth infrastructure for a few years, now with that infrastructure in place, the company’s

it service costs roi  improved by $2 million, it was still a negative $3 million, leaving the company with modest liquid assets of only ~$6 million. After net financial items, IFS also reported a loss of $6.6 million, compared with a loss of $7.4 million for the same period in 2001, although the company reported a slight net profit owing to exercising tax credit option. Further actions are being implemented to increase sales and reduce costs, as the earlier measures to reduce costs and improve cash flow have admittedly yet to Read More...
Selecting Your Hosted Security Service Provider: What Every IT Manager Needs to Know
Do-it-yourself (DIY) security can be daunting. It requires significant time, effort and expertise to maintain strong security while complying with information

it service costs roi  considerations, and how does IT compare hosted service providers based on these considerations? Key Questions: Selecting the Right Hosted Security Provider Selecting a hosted security provider is a serious and non-trivial matter. The process should be comprehensive, covering not only the most important security considerations but also critical attributes of providers to deliver on these considerations: support and guarantee of offerings, knowledge and infrastructure to back up their services, service Read More...
Customer Focused Self-service: Building the Balanced Business Case
Countless customers are engaging in self-service, in the process helping companies save millions by deflecting service interactions to cheaper channels. At many

it service costs roi  a selfservice technology (e.g., it cost significantly less for an email interaction than an assisted service call with an agent). But when companies let technology do the work, there’s a host of ancillary benefits that don’t always jump out while making the business case. These benefits are on the cost-reduction and customereffective sides. For example, in a global economy, customers expect excellent service and support at all times. One sure way to frustrate customers is to tell them to call back Read More...
Field Service Management Software for Enterprise Companies
As a field service organization grows both in size and complexity, management needs to determine where the company falls on a continuum between basic and

it service costs roi  both in size and complexity, management needs to determine where the company falls on a continuum between basic and advanced field service management (FSM) needs. This whitepaper examines how business and technology needs change as the size and sophistication of the organization increases, and discusses FSM software strategies to meet the challenge. Read More...
How to Convert Service Calls Into Sales
In the white paper how to convert service calls into sales, you''ll discover how real-time offer management allows your company to continuously lear...

it service costs roi  it''s real-time and adaptive, it allows for automatic offer optimization and continuous insight into customer needs. You''ll also discover how to provide cross-sell and up-sell offers at just the right moment. Find out how to do more business with your existing customer base. Download your PDF copy of How to Convert Service Calls into Sales today.   For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: 514-954-3665, ext. 367. Read More...
The Rising Financial Importance of Service
For the Best-in-Class, service is a profit center and a competitive differentiator. As a result, these organizations are yielding soaring financial results

it service costs roi  Best-in-Class, service is a profit center and a competitive differentiator. As a result, these organizations are yielding soaring financial results. Download this infographic from the Aberbeen Group and see how organizations can win by providing best-in-class service to their customers. Read More...
Progressive IT Management Strategies: The IT manager’s 360-degree view of business
The New CIO Business Leader and Change Management ExpertToday’s chief information officer (CIO) not only has to be knowledgeable about technology, but

it service costs roi  IT Management Strategies: The IT manager’s 360-degree view of business The New CIO Business Leader and Change Management Expert Today’s chief information officer (CIO) not only has to be knowledgeable about technology, but frequently, the CIO is called upon to align the strategic goals of senior management in addition to managing on-going, day-to-day technology issues—the technology that provides visibility in the decision-making process.According to the IBM survey Expanding the Read More...
Service: Reduce Cost While Maintaining Customer Satisfaction
Maximizing profit by providing top-quality service at minimum cost is no longer optional – it’s imperative. Reducing the cost of service while keeping customers

it service costs roi  Maintaining Customer Satisfaction Maximizing profit by providing top-quality service at minimum cost is no longer optional – it’s imperative. Reducing the cost of service while keeping customers happy is the primary objective of customer service organizations. Customer relationship management (CRM) applications help you streamline customer service processes and reduce cost, enabling you to keep your customers happy and grow your business. Find out how. Read More...
Good Customer Service Is Simple
Outstanding customer service is a competitive advantage. Most companies salute good customer service as a key objective. But in its simplest form, what is good

it service costs roi  the “improved customer service,” it is not an improvement. Changes in any direction can have unforeseen consequences. The Role of Systems At a tactical level, making promises you can keep and keeping those promises is enabled by internal systems. We stated that good customer service means making promises you can keep. To make these promises, your systems need to predict what you can and cannot do; if you cannot meet a customer’s request, your systems need to give you the information to manage that Read More...
Self Service Business Intelligence
Self service BI is technology that provides non-technical individuals who need data with the ability to gather and display meaningful information. The technical

it service costs roi  individuals who need data with the ability to gather and display meaningful information. The technical and business complexities of identifying data sources, transforming and integrating data sets, enhancing data quality, and providing a data repository are necessarily addressed before a self service BI application is made available. Read this white paper to learn more about how the technical framework and infrastructure for supporting self service BI underlies the foundation of a successful business 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 service costs roi  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...
Service Differentiation: Your 3-Step Plan
Your service organization has a unique way to differentiate itself from your competition. This white paper discusses service differentiation: doing more with

it service costs roi  unique way to differentiate itself from your competition. This white paper discusses service differentiation: doing more with less, providing service more effectively, and focusing on your unique business processes to outperform your competition. Using this information, you can bring about change and continuous improvement, and differentiate your service from your competition. Read more and find out how. Read More...

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