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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...
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...
Generating Revenue from Service
A CRM solution, to be successful, has to support cross-business processes and a number of operations within the business, from Marketing to Service, including

it service costs roi  proves to be so, it is necessary to assess how a CRM solution should be valued, and how the investment should be assessed in terms of return, considering the total marketing sales and service operation. In addition, and one of the lynch pins of CRM, is that the best customer is one who is loyal because of their satisfaction with the service provided, and does not require heavy selling techniques to buy again. This is obviously a long-term objective, not achievable at a stroke. The real question is to ask Read More...
Evaluating Cloud-Based ERP for Professional Service Organizations
In the webcast Top 5 Reasons Professional Services Organizations Are Embracing the Cloud to learn about: the impact of cloud technology on PSOs; t...

it service costs roi  Cloud-Based ERP for Professional Service Organizations Cloud computing adoption rates are sky-rocketing. And professional services organizations (PSOs) are leading the way. In the webcast Top 5 Reasons Professional Services Organizations Are Embracing the Cloud to learn about: the impact of cloud technology on PSOs the unique requirements of professional service automation the cloud considerations that PSOs must take into account You''ll also get the direct experience of one PSO’s evaluation Read More...
7 Ways Service Culture Can Drive Revenue
Every field service manager and executive strives for the same goal: delight customers while increasing profits. But achieving this holy grail of field service

it service costs roi  delight customers while increasing profits. But achieving this holy grail of field service often proves elusive. Why? Because service companies often take a tactical perspective to solving issues while ignoring cultural changes that are equally important. Know 7 ways to build a strong culture in your service business so you can achieve your business goal. Read More...
Zef Scientific Selects IFS Enterprise Service Management
IFS has announced that Zef Scientific, Inc., a multi-vendor service provider for high-performance liquid chromatography؎mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) systems used

it service costs roi  to record field activity. It will also incorporate IFS Field Service Management with an additional interactive customer Web portal component, to allow customers to manage labor, customer information, parts usage, returns disposition, product installed base information, service delivery, and contract entitlements. Zef Scientific expects to give its customers much more involvement and transparency in managing their scientific equipment. The solution includes reporting tools and key performance indicators Read More...
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide IT Education and Training 2012 Vendor Analysis
This study assesses key technology vendors participating in the IT education market as a line of business (LOB) to support the sale of their technologies. Based

it service costs roi  MarketScape: Worldwide IT Education and Training 2012 Vendor Analysis This study assesses key technology vendors participating in the IT education market as a line of business (LOB) to support the sale of their technologies. Based on IDC''s research, observations, and interviews with many of the key participants in the market, this document provides several dozen practices or approaches to successfully building, maintaining, and growing a training business. Know the key research findings. Read More...
Customizing Agile for a Service Business
The common agile processes such as Scrum require some customization to function in a service business, where real-time estimates, hard due dates, and hourly

it service costs roi  examines how Vanteon customized its agile process to fit its business model while maintaining the flexibility and transparency normally associated with agile development. 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...
Multi-channel Service Delivery: Getting Customers the Service they Want, Where, and When they Want It
While today’s best-in-class organizations do leverage multiple channels to eliminate unnecessary dispatches or service calls, they are most interested in

it service costs roi  and When they Want It While today’s best-in-class organizations do leverage multiple channels to eliminate unnecessary dispatches or service calls, they are most interested in enveloping their customers with the right level of service information via the channels where customers prefer to receive such information. Learn how connecting with customers allows these companies to outperform their peers in key customer-facing and financial metrics. 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...
Top Software for Service Companies
For your own customized comparison reports, select a category below:ERP for Service Companies. Professional Services Automation Human Resource Man...

it service costs roi  at TEC we make it quick and easy In just seconds, you can get free side-by-side software comparison reports. Choose from all the leading vendors—including Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, UNIT4, Sage, IBM, Pronto Software, MicroStrategy, Infor, Epicor, META4, NuView, OpenAir, NOW Solutions, NetSuite, Cézanne Software, PRELYTIS, QlikTech International, TARGIT, Cougar Mountain Software—and many more. For your own customized comparison reports, select a category below: ERP for Service Companies Professional Read More...
VSI Putting Its Service Management Feelers Out
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution providers are beginning to recognize that manufacturing companies now view aftermarket service as a strategic

it service costs roi  Putting Its Service Management Feelers Out For many manufacturers, aftermarket sales and service is where they cement a valued customer experience. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution providers are beginning to recognize that manufacturing companies now view aftermarket service as a strategic initiative. Along these lines, several ERP firms have announced partnerships with Vertical Solutions Inc. (VSI) to extend their solutions for companies to connect back-office and service operations. VSI Read More...

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