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Build versus Buy - A Long Term Decision
With the software industry offering greater options and depth of function , we do not hear the idea of a company building their own software very often, but the

long term investment decision  versus Buy - A Long Term Decision Problem Definition Rarely does an enterprise look at developing all their own software, more typically the development decision centers on a specific area, for example customer order management or promotions. These projects are actually two projects in one. The functionality required plus the integration to other software has to be built and maintained. The build versus buy decision is typically seen as a two different options. In reality, a third option exists; modify a Read More...
The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One
Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and

long term investment decision  the key tenet of long-term business viability. It is difficult to refute General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt’s observation a decade or so ago that “innovation is necessary to avoid commodity hell.” Innovation Hurdles But opportunities that stem from innovation do not come without risk, and when striving for innovation success, executives are often betting the entire future of their organizations on the outcomes of decisions about where to invest limited resources. Poor decisions regarding 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

long term investment decision  analysis relates to how long the equipment or software will be useful. It is hard to estimate the useful life of information technology investments. We all have had the experience of having IT equipment or software become obsolete much earlier than expected. Conversely, sometimes software is used much longer than expected. Second, it is difficult to isolate the financial impact related to a change in technology. For example, a major software project is likely to have an impact on more than one business Read More...
The Return on Investment of IP Telephony Management
Managing a newly deployed voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) integration project is not as easy as some IT managers believe it to be. Delivering voice traffic

long term investment decision  for large rollouts or long-term engagements. Actual dollar-spend on IP telephony management in displayed in Table 2: IP Telephony Management Budgets, Page 4. Costs can range from $25,000 for small companies, to $50,000 for midsize companies, to several hundred thousand dollars for large companies and as much as $2 million for global enterprises. It’s imperative to get this line item into the request for proposal right away—and to use these tools during the configuration and implementation. As our Read More...
The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part Two
Sopheon – Where Innovation Means Business (and Vice Versa)Last week I talked about enterprise innovation management (EIM)/innovation performance management

long term investment decision  larger releases separated by long intervals of time. Sopheon Accolade Solutions Release 8.0 in early 2012 was the public release of the new Accolade platform with major functionality updates. Release 8.2 in early 2013 brought Accolade Portfolio Center (APC) to market as a deeper/broader product, along with Accolade Innovation Planner (AIP) (see Figure 2), Accolade Idea Lab (AIL) , and Accolade Process Manager (APM) . With the release of APC and AIP, Sopheon feels confident about catering to all of the Read More...
Unified Planning and Consolidation: A Wise Investment for Mid-sized Companies
This paper examines the imperative for midsize companies to not only move away from the use of spreadsheets but ensure they use unified solutions in the core

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The Application of Business Intelligence to Facilitate Decision Making in the Consumer Products Industry
Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the

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Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises
The problem of information technology investments particularly concerns small and medium enterprises, as they are much more limited in resources than large

long term investment decision  any further is no longer any fun, it will be abandoned (see Neil Gunton''s 2006 article Open source Pros and Cons at http://www.neilgunton.com/open_source_pros_cons/ ). Pros and Cons—Proprietary solutions Alternatively, commercial solutions are always written to satisfy customer needs. There is proper documentation, suitable customer and professional support, and a warranty that the software will perform as stated. Otherwise, the buyer can take legal action against the vendor. Another advantage of Read More...
A Road Map to Better Data-driven Decisions: Straightforward Directions for Improving Tactical and Strategic Decision Making
Small or midsize businesses need powerful yet affordable analytics, business intelligence (BI), and mobile functionality— to get the information required for

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The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making
IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on

long term investment decision  extremely large files over long distances. He noted that his organization now wants to deploy products proactively to solve a broader range of issues relative to application performance. According to The Motion Picture Architect, Even a well written application does not run well over long distances. In order to run well, the application needs to be very thin and it is very difficult to write a full featured application that is very thin. IT organizations often start with a tactical deployment of WOCs Read More...
So Long to Conventional Wisdom around Database Migration
Conventional wisdom once held that when you committed to a database management system (DBMS), you never changed it. But things are different today. In the case

long term investment decision  Long to Conventional Wisdom around Database Migration Conventional wisdom once held that when you committed to a database management system (DBMS), you never changed it. But things are different today. In the case of an ERP system, for example, the application code has, for the most part, become independent of the DBMS—much application code runs as easily and efficiently on one DBMS as it does on another. This white paper discusses some of the reasons for and benefits of changing your DBMS. Read More...
HR Analytics: Driving Return on Human Capital Investment
Organizations may be supported by workforce analytics to drive return on human capital investment today and into the future and to see the value the workforce

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Are ASP Applications Right for You? Part 2: Decision Criteria
Whether an application is best implemented as an ASP provided application or service, built in-house or purchased, generally depends on the same criteria as

long term investment decision  open sourced software takes longer. Finally, the third time period, from release of the patch to the installation depends on the resources of the ASP, who must request the patch and test its installation and the operation of their system under the new software. In most cases the ASP''s monitoring and implementation resources will equal or exceed those at the implementing firm simply because it is their core business. Even when this is the case, there are situations where a specific bug may affect a Read More...
Finance Executives on the Value of Technology Investment for Midsize Companies-CFO Research Paper
Read this report from CFO Research Services to learn why finance executives at midsize companies say that an integrated approach to BI and planning helps

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Program Management Office: A Term Not Fully Understood
The term program management office (PMO) has been around for some time. Its core concepts, methods, and benefits have remained constant, while resources and

long term investment decision  Management Office: A Term Not Fully Understood Estrella Partners provides consultative services for all aspects of PMOs, including but not all inclusive of Program Resourcing / Staffing, Program Assessments, Program Business Case, PMO start-up, PMO Management, and any subcomponent of a program from Risk Management to Quality Assurance, to Deliverables Management, to Communications, etc... Source: Estrella Partners Group LLC Resources Related to Program Management Office: A Term Not Fully Read More...

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