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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 typical investment decisions  of Aligning Business with IT Components of a Typical IT Portfolio Route to a Managed Portfolio - How to put a Portfolio Management Framework in Place Sustaining Gains through a Governance Framework Measuring Effectiveness through Dashboards The Importance of an Optimized Application Inventory APM+ PPM + ITG: Ensuring a Continuous Perfection Loop About the Authors About Patni Searches related to Aligning business with IT through IT portfolio management and IT governance : Portfolio Management | Project Read More...
Should You Cut Back or Freeze IT Spending in a Recession?
With little doubt that the US economy is in or near recession, the big question now is whether we’re heading into a global credit freeze and financial meltdown.

it typical investment decisions  Cut Back or Freeze IT Spending in a Recession? With little doubt that the US economy is in or near recession, the big question now is whether we’re heading into a global credit freeze and financial meltdown. If the worst happens, all bets are off—we’ll be pretty much in uncharted territory. But if we do manage to escape with nothing more severe than a typical recession, what approach should you take towards IT spending? The usual knee-jerk response in a recession is to cut back or freeze IT Read More...
Gain More from Your IT Projects
IT investments are not a magic pill that will remedy business problems, but if used properly, they can help. Businesses should set business-oriented objectives

it typical investment decisions  is involved in the IT project, and the other with remote dealings in the project. Both have should have similar roles and work responsibilities. This sets the stage for comparing performance differences within the company. Table 1. ROI Stages ROI stages Post Intervention Formulate control groups and performance metrics Capture current metrics During Intervention Control group interviews and surveys on changes Post Intervention Collect post implementation results Consolidate and compile all data collected Read More...
Replenishment: What Is It exactly and Why Is It Important?
Replenishment is an area within operations where retailers can find a competitive edge. Excelling at replenishment enables implementation of promotional

it typical investment decisions  incremental need and build it into the ordering process ahead of time. Promotional replenishment should consider sending only a portion of the incremental ad product to the stores prior to actual ad sales. Often, reading and reacting to the first few days of promotional sales - even just the first day of ad sales - can afford retailers and replenishment solutions the opportunity to adjust forecasts once consumers have cast their initial vote. This increased flexibility helps to compensate for the Read More...
Running and Optimizing the Business of IT: The SAP Best-practices Approach
IT has long been seen as one of the best ways to address the challenges of the business environment. Yet the complexity and rigidity of IT infrastructure keep

it typical investment decisions  the area of highest IT spend for the typical organization. For this reason, SAP has focused its work center development efforts in this area so that organizations can maximize their ROI. Additional new work centers are scheduled for future release. SAP also plans to develop a work center that can serve as a personalized dashboard for the content of other task-oriented work centers. This dashboard will show users pending tasks and help them prioritize their activities according to established business Read More...
Pund-IT, Inc.
Pund-IT provides analysis publications including market trend reports, white papers, commentary on breaking events, and a weekly newsletter. The company was

it typical investment decisions  IT, Inc. Pund-IT provides analysis publications including market trend reports, white papers, commentary on breaking events, and a weekly newsletter. The company was founded by principal analyst Charles King. Read More...
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

it typical investment decisions  manage rapid growth when it returns. Find out how. Read More...
IT Service Delivery: From Basic Automation through to Managed Services
Service companies that want to thrive need to find a better way to deliver services and run their business. Automating IT services is the answer, and it should

it typical investment decisions  run their business. Automating IT services is the answer, and it should be the immediate goal of any company that aims to stay in business as market pressures increase. Looking beyond basic automation, becoming a managed services provider (MSP) should be the long-term goal. Discover ways to ensure your service company''s survival in today’s competitive IT services market. Read More...
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!!
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work

it typical investment decisions  It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!! “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work against the lean manufacturing concepts. Any breakdown or downtime on the manufacturing floor, in the warehouse, in transportation, or any other business process will create missed customer commitments, failed deliveries, idle time, and lost labor hours. Instead of taking the risk and being in reactive m Read More...
Innovations in IT: Driving Corporate Performance
Over the past several years, the priorities of IT teams have shifted. IT staff used to focus on building an integrated enterprise to optimize business processes

it typical investment decisions  years, the priorities of IT teams have shifted. IT staff used to focus on building an integrated enterprise to optimize business processes. Today, an additional priority is extending the enterprise and improving engagement with customers, partners, and suppliers to maximize efficiency and take advantage of new opportunities. See how innovations in IT have allowed market leaders to extend their reach. Read More...
Red Hat Summit 2014: Open Source at the Forefront of IT
For Red Hat, the recent summit that took place in California was special in many instances. It marked the 10th anniversary of the Red Hat Summit and the

it typical investment decisions  at the Forefront of IT For Red Hat , one of the keystones of the open source community as well as one of its most sound success cases, the recent summit that took place in California was special in many instances. It marked the 10 th anniversary of the Red Hat Summit and the celebration of a company that has for more than 20 years been a key contributor, consolidator, and promoter of open source technology in the enterprise, and is now a key player in the software and IT industry in general. In fact, Read More...
IT Services E-Procurement
E-procurement is not just for goods and material. The market now offers IT services e-procurement solutions that open access to service sources and seek to

it typical investment decisions  on optimization of the IT service supply chain. What are these solutions and how do they work? The first step towards answering that question is to consider the concerns of the service supply chain stakeholders. These concerns shaped the current solutions. On the buy-side the stakeholders include the service supply manager, the IT manager, and the organization''s legal, finance and human resource functions. The IT manager is concerned primarily with access to quality service and the speed of the service Read More...
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 typical investment decisions  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 Read More...
The Complete Systems Management Book: An Introduction to Integrated and Automated IT System Management
Effective IT systems management is a challenge, especially for midsized companies that must maintain sophisticated IT environments without the budgets of their

it typical investment decisions  to Integrated and Automated IT System Management Effective IT systems management is a challenge, especially for midsized companies that must maintain sophisticated IT environments without the budgets of their larger counterparts. This comprehensive guide provides IT newcomers—as well as experienced veterans—with all the information they need to understand the best ways to align people, processes, policies, and tools for a cohesive, streamlined, and supportable IT infrastructure. Read More...

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