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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to "Yes"


Many technology sales cycles get bogged down in the IT department. But while it is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT approval is no guarantee of success. Getting a “yes” requires accessing and influencing other decision-makers, especially in the finance department. And along the way, there are plenty of others who can say “no.”

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ROI: Are You Ready to Walk The Walk?


ROI marketing is just starting to become mainstream. ROI selling is already out there, further advanced in adoption because of its perceived relevance to the selling process. It won't be long before several B2B software companies position their products as providing a superior ROI. Read on to find out if it's the right position to claim.

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Staying Aloft in Tough Times: Why Smart, Innovative Businesses Are Turning to Cloud Computing


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If the key financial metrics for creating corporate value relate to costs, capital charges and consumption, and profitability, then the corporate capabilities or competencies required to drive those metrics must include controlling supply chain costs, managing supply chain cycle time, and optimizing responsiveness to the marketplace.

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Team With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost


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