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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to
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

strategic investment decision it  hardly ever would a strategic investment be made without the approval of the managing director (MD) and finance director (FD) regardless of the recommendations of the IT department (Figure 3). Maybe this is not that surprising but it is a salutary reminder of the need to move beyond the IT department to ensure the success of any major sale. IT may say yes, but finance can still say no. It might not be that the FD disapproves of the proposed investment, but just that the organisation can simply not afford 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

strategic investment decision it  which ideas/concepts support their strategic objectives and are therefore viable initiatives (see Figure 2). Figure 2 – Ideation. © Sopheon The next phase, innovation process and project management , manages innovation initiatives to get the right new products and/or services to market cost-effectively and on time. Using these tools, companies should know whether a particular initiative should be moved forward for launch or whether some other initiative should be moved into development instead (Figure Read More...
Technology''s Role in Strategic Human Resources
The human resources (HR) department can—and should—deliver contributions to the organization''s bottom line. Through technologies and service providers, HR can

strategic investment decision it  corporate growth. Examples of Strategic HR Here are some quick takes on how companies can strategically leverage HR for measurable gains. The impact areas and results in the list below are far from complete, and are provided here only as samples: Staffing levels : Aligning time tracking with disability and leave information fosters greater understanding of staffing needs. New hires : Melding rsum data with future business needs pipelines qualified individuals for impending job openings. Succession 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

strategic investment decision it  rather than the top-down strategic business planning that is Sopheon’s inherent approach. Sopheon’s buyers are thus in the executive C-suite, whereas PLM buyers are primarily in engineering. In addition, PLM vendors have their eye on the ideation segment and it wouldn’t be surprising to see some acquisitions of standalone ideation vendors. This could be especially true in light of PTC recently putting a halt to the sale of Windchill SocialLink (based on SharePoint) after the product’s dismal Read More...
Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing
Strategic sourcing involves ongoing relationships, which creates the opportunity for mutually beneficial collaboration between the buyer and the suppliers. This

strategic investment decision it  and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing Originally published - August 8, 2007 Global sourcing, despite its inherent risks, offers numerous benefits to enterprises in terms of lower costs for materials and labor. It also requires a much closer integration among the supply chain partners. Supplier relationship management (SRM), a methodology designed to structure and support the relationships between buyers and suppliers, becomes essential when a supply chain recognizes the benefits of strategic Read More...
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

strategic investment decision it  a year identifying a strategic acquisition of four divisions from a competitor. They performed a detailed examination of finances, products, customers and core design and manufacturing resources. After an additional three months of work obtaining clearance from shareholders and the Italian, German, French and United States governments, the acquisition was approved and executed. In anticipation of having expanded markets and dominant market share, the company''s share price increased by more than twenty Read More...
Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments
If the underlying business assumptions change, the cash flow projections may be critically flawed but the KPI’s can still be relatively reliable indicators of

strategic investment decision it  Companies that have a strategic imperative to gain competitive advantage through investment in IT infrastructure should look to develop KPI measures that can be indicators of the financial performance of their IT investments. In the long run, IT project KPIs may be the best indicators for IT managers to use in evaluating the results of their IT investments. About the Authors William Bill Friend and Olin Thompson are consultants who specialize in the application of IT to business problems in the process 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

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ALDEA IT Consulting
ALDEA is an impartial management consulting firm located in Poland. It started business as the IT services and consulting department of HLB Frackowiak i

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Proactive IT Triage for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
When it comes to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, most IT organizations do not lack measurement data—in fact, they’re buried in it! What they need are effective ways

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Compliance, Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations,
It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet

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Top Ten Reasons to Automate Your IT Processes
Today''s IT infrastructure is more complex than ever. There are more applications, more servers both physical and virtual, larger global networks, and more data;

strategic investment decision it  information technology processes,IT process automation,monitoring,ticketing,change and configuration management,ITIL incident management,frontline IT operators,disparate system integration,HP,automate IT processes Read More...
Three Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies
A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best

strategic investment decision it  Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best investments needed now to create profitable growth in the future. If you fail to make the right commitments at the right time, you will miss opportunities and increase your risk. This paper outlines a set of core analytics customized for wholesaler distributors. 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

strategic investment decision it  What Is It exactly and Why Is It Important? Replenishment: What Is It exactly and Why Is It Important? If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Retail Replenishment can be defined as acquiring product on a recurring basis to support anticipated need. Replenishment is best served as an automated process given the huge number of combinations of items and store locations. Systematic creation and updates to demand Read More...
Wipro Point of View: Universal Investment Banking Retracing Growth Path
The recent financial meltdown has led to the downfall of some of the biggest universal investment banks (UIBs). Tightened regulatory norms have put pressure on

strategic investment decision it  Point of View: Universal Investment Banking Retracing Growth Path The recent financial meltdown has led to the downfall of some of the biggest universal investment banks (UIBs). Tightened regulatory norms have put pressure on global conglomerates in the Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) regions to re-strategize. Angan Guha, Head of Investment & Universal Banking, Wipro, gives his insights on the modifications UIBs have had to make to their services and products after the financial crisis. Read More...

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