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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 with strategy for maximum business value—while reducing IT cost. An IT portfolio management framework, coupled with an IT governance framework, can provide visibility into projects and IT assets, keeping them aligned to business objectives at all times.

roi it outsourcing trends  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

End-user Performance: Building and Maintaining ROI


Software alone is not enough to make your business run more smoothly and cost-effectively. For software to deliver value to your organization, your users must have the skills to use it accurately and intelligently. With careful planning and the right process improvement tools, best-in-class businesses are creating performance cycles that establish user acceptance and understanding up front. Shouldn’t your business be one of them?

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Calculating ROI for Business Intelligence Solutions in Small and Midsized Businesses


For many companies, a challenging business event or critical business pain precipitates a conversation about business intelligence (BI). But don’t wait until you introduce new products, upgrade your IT environment, or notice that your inventory is increasing but not your sales. Find out how to build a return on investment (ROI) for your BI applications and projects, so you can leverage your own data before it’s too late.

roi it outsourcing trends  business context dictate the ROI model. Business intelligence is an enabler, not a panacea. However, it does allow an organization to leverage its own data with greater sophistication and precision. Organizations can better understand and manage the business by unearthing root causes and monitoring actions and results. Do not underestimate the soft benefits. Many companies later find that the increased accessibility and visibility to business information allows employees to generate insights via Read More

Enterprise Software Product Outsourcing: A Fresh Perspective for Mid-market Vendors


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roi it outsourcing trends  the return on investment (ROI) and the time to market benefits that its clients have consistently gained. User Recommendations Despite AMR research which shows that US software companies are focusing today on automating repetitive tasks that may make software outsourcing obsolete by 2010, my belief is that it will not happen. It will take at least ten more years for this to happen. Many vendors including Sun Micro Systems have been working for years on software products which will automate entire software Read More

Offshore Outsourcing: Is There a Method to the Madness? Planning for Offshore Outsourcing


Organizations considering the offshore outsourcing of processes should seriously consider adopting a proven methodology before implementation. This will minimize risk and maximize the return associated with offshore outsourcing and will help create a successful venture.

roi it outsourcing trends  opportunity that may accelerate ROI and minimize the risk of executing operations from offshore. Often collaborative requirement planning also uncovers resources and domain expertise that may have been overlooked when planning in silos . For example, during the planning process that was undertaken at one software company, the team uncovered a key leader in research and development who was willing to relocate offshore to help start the offshore operations. The leader''s willingness to share expertise there Read More

E-discovery Compliance and The New Requirements of IT: The IT Manager’s Guide to 100% Compliance


Considering that e-mail and other electronically stored information (ESI) create the electronic equivalent of DNA evidence, there is no doubt that their evidentiary role will continue to expand. Learn how implementing a strategic e-discovery compliance program can help US and Canadian employers preserve, protect, and produce legally compliant e-mail and other ESI when compelled to do so by a court or regulatory body.

roi it outsourcing trends  discovery Compliance and The New Requirements of IT: The IT Manager’s Guide to 100% Compliance Considering that e-mail and other electronically stored information (ESI) create the electronic equivalent of DNA evidence, there is no doubt that their evidentiary role will continue to expand. Learn how implementing a strategic e-discovery compliance program can help US and Canadian employers preserve, protect, and produce legally compliant e-mail and other ESI when compelled to do so by a court or Read More

Dedicated Offshore Outsourcing


IXION provides the following dedicated offshore outsourcing services. Offshore software development: IXION will manage all aspects of the project and provide a fixed bid to deliver the application using its current resources. IT staff augmentation: IXION will hire and staff a dedicated offshore team exclusively for your organization; you manage the software development life cycle via direct contact with an exclusive offshore project manager and access to a dedicated onshore client services manager. IXION provides VoIP phone service, support tools, and issue tracking systems to facilitate communication. IT infrastructure/offshore operations: IXION will design and manage the creation of a wholly owned offshore operation for your organization. All aspects of setting up the offshore operation and creating the subsidiary are delivered within a fixed budget and timeframe. IXION will transition the operation over to you after a designated training period. This is a build-operate-transfer (B-O-T) model. IXION has a dedicated and experienced senior management team. The company's development resources, offshore infrastructure, and customer base helps support its professional onshore and offshore services.  

roi it outsourcing trends  Offshore Outsourcing IXION provides the following dedicated offshore outsourcing services. Offshore software development: IXION will manage all aspects of the project and provide a fixed bid to deliver the application using its current resources. IT staff augmentation: IXION will hire and staff a dedicated offshore team exclusively for your organization; you manage the software development life cycle via direct contact with an exclusive offshore project manager and access to a dedicated onshore Read More

Software Outsourcing Service


Depending on customers' needs, HopeRun provides offshore software outsourcing using a number of different models, including application development, QA, software localization, and operation support and maintenance. HopeRun provides application development in its complete cycle from business requirement analysis, design, development, testing, delivery, and up to post-production maintenance. Due to the company's strict compliance to CMMI3, HopeRun guarantees its development cycle follows industry standards and its final deliverables are of high quality. For customers in need of outsourcing QA processes or expanding their existing QA teams, HopeRun has a team of QA specialists. The company's service includes regression testing, performance testing, test case design, and automated test scripts. HopeRun's QA team can take advantage of the potential time zone difference and provide overnight QA services to its customers. If a company's software products are written in English or Japanese and are ready to be marketed in other languages such as Chinese, HopeRun provides localization service to make those products ready for the global market. Finally, with engineers experienced in a wide range of platforms such as Windows Servers, Unix, and Linux, HopeRun provides daily operation support and maintenance of customers' existing systems. Because of the potential time zone difference, HopeRun can perform maintenance tasks at late hours for its customers.  

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It Isn't the Fall, It's the Sudden Stop


Skillful management of transitions is essential for IT professionals. It is not simple and it not recognized when it is done right, but when done wrong, the noise of the sudden stop rings in everyone's ears for a long time.

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Outsourcing Security Part 2: Measuring the Cost


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roi it outsourcing trends  Key Questions: Ensuring Continual IT Innovation at CPG Companies For many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, the environment is too complex to implement a new business process without upgrading the IT systems that support that process. Taking a consumer approach to upgrading can help. You need to seek out solutions that fit your CPG environment, can keep up with continual innovation, and more. But you always need to be thinking ahead. Learn more about developing an IT roadmap. Read More

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roi it outsourcing trends  Outsourcing Strategies Outsourcing is increasingly used to reduce costs and increase value—but it has its risks. As companies look to push more of their custom software application development needs to outsourcing partners, you need to plan carefully to build stringent security requirements into contracts and create metrics to ensure those requirements are met. Find out how to increase the value and reduce the risk of outsourcing. Read More

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