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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

roi it costs  Earned Value, Resource allocation, ROI etc. It is equally important to monitor risks for each project. An IT Governance (ITG) framework must provide a good risk management plan. It should be able to provide mitigation and contingency plans for each risk identified in risk profiles for a particular project. Each project can be assessed for generic risks such as security, regulatory compliance, resources, vendor viability, privacy, and information risk. It is vital for risk monitoring to be part of the Read More...
Measuring the Business Value of IT
Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number

roi it costs  have been focused on ROI measures at the front end as part of developing a business case for the IT portfolio''s proposed investments but these are only estimates of expected business value. Actual delivered business value can only be measured by taking a life-cycle approach, working with the business to measure actual benefits afer the project is complete. This practice is beginning to gain traction but is not done consistently or broadly (see Figure 1-1). Firms that strive for best practice in IT Read More...
Who the Heck Needs ROI?
Ten common errors prevent return on investment (ROI) calculations from being used as much or as well as possible. Avoiding intuitive decision making and basing

roi it costs  about the effectiveness of ROI as it is commonly calculated, and probably the calculations just scare a lot of people. A business case is a written description of the rationale for proposed approaches. Supporting the rationale are calculations showing the financial return, or benefit, relative to the investment cost of achieving the return—adding up to ROI. An approach''s return is typically portrayed by contrasting the approach''s cost and revenue cash flows with those that could be expected if there Read More...
Whose ROI is it Anyway? Part One: Introduction
With growing frequency, we hear business and IT managers asking a technology vendor to

roi it costs  ROI is it Anyway? Part One: Introduction Introduction After a few years of incredible hype and some very wishful thinking, enterprise software has finally returned to reality. Plans and promises that assumed the repeal of business fundamentals have disappeared along with the sky-high stock prices for some software vendors. But, we''ve been here before. In the early 1990s, we thought manufacturing automation would revolutionize business for all time. And in some ways it did. But it did not eliminate the 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

roi it costs  ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment? Introduction Companies have retrenched from their previously typical IT investment pattern. Behind the change is an increasing reliance on financial measures to justify IT investment. IT investments are not well suited to traditional financial analysis. Nevertheless, IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments. Initial estimates of cash flows from IT projects Read More...
IT Management and Development
The IT management and development business area focuses on developing the tools and resources required to understand, use, and manage IT infrastructure in order

roi it costs  increase return on investment (ROI); and, if necessary, the need to outsource IT management and development to nearshore and offshore destinations. Read More...
The IT Rights of Digistan
The Hague Declaration, recently published by The Digital Standards organization, proposes that all governments adhere to free and open standards for IT

roi it costs  IT Rights of Digistan The Hague Declaration , recently published by The Digital Standards organization, proposes that all governments adhere to free and open standards for IT activities. Something that strikes me about Digistan''s declaration is its basis in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and not a technical document. The three things The Hague Declaration calls on all governments to do, are as follows. Procure only information technology that implements free and open standards; Deliver Read More...
Dealership Management System: What Is It and Who Needs It?
What Is a DMS?When one talks about a DMS, people usually think about a document management system, a data management system, or even a destroyer mine

roi it costs  Management System: What Is It and Who Needs It? What Is a DMS? When one talks about a DMS, people usually think about a document management system, a data management system, or even a destroyer mine sweeper. But very few people know that it’s also the acronym for “dealership management system,” which is a product or package of several products which is created specifically for the automotive industry. The core of any DMS is a system similar to enterprise resource planning (ERP), with, Read More...
IT Services: Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Competitor Analysis Report
The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT

roi it costs  Services: Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Competitor Analysis Report The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld Read More...
Time to Value and ROI from BI: The QlikView Customer Experience
The impact of technology projects on organizations is increasingly under scrutiny. The purpose of return on investment (ROI) analysis is to provide a financial

roi it costs  to Value and ROI from BI: The QlikView Customer Experience The impact of technology projects on organizations is increasingly under scrutiny. The purpose of return on investment (ROI) analysis is to provide a financial metric with which to measure such projects and provide a like-for-like comparison between initiatives that may have very different justifications and business benefits. This IDC Whitepaper provides a ROI analysis of the QlikView business intelligence (BI) solution. Read More...
The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level
Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can

roi it costs  Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can determine its governance maturity. A staged approach allows companies to realize rapid time to value by introducing new tools and processes on an incremental basis. As a result, they can avoid an expensive, one-size-fits-all governance solution that may bring Read More...
Lean IT Governance: The Most Realistic and Attainable Approach to IT Governance
The most realistic and attainable approach to IT governance is a

roi it costs  IT Governance: The Most Realistic and Attainable Approach to IT Governance Lean IT Governance: The Most Realistic and Attainable Approach to IT Governance If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. IT Governance is the sure way to keep IT focused on the priorities vital to your enterprise. Now with Innotas, you can have IT Governance up and running in a few weeks. Source : Innotas Resources Related to Lean IT Governance: The Read More...
Are You Adequately Protecting Your IT Infrastructure Components Inside the Firewall?
Components such as applications, databases, web servers, directories, and operating systems rely mostly on built-in security features. But passwords and

roi it costs  You Adequately Protecting Your IT Infrastructure Components Inside the Firewall? Originally published - August 16, 2006 Networks are commonly protected by specialized software such as firewalls, antivirus, and network access control products to prevent unauthorized access and activity. Yet other IT infrastructure components, including applications, databases, web servers, directories, and operating systems rely mostly on the security mechanisms that come as part of the product’s built-in feature set. Read More...
IT Management for Small Businesses: Using Third Parties to Help Take the Strain
Small to medium businesses (SMBs) face the same challenges as large businesses when it comes to IT management—they have increasingly complex systems they rely

roi it costs  Management for Small Businesses: Using Third Parties to Help Take the Strain Small to medium businesses (SMBs) face the same challenges as large businesses when it comes to IT management—they have increasingly complex systems they rely on to drive their businesses and gain a competitive advantage. Operating and maintaining a complex IT infrastructure requires specific skills, but getting the right staff at an affordable price can be a problem. Outsourcing IT management may help to ease the strain. Read More...

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