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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...
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 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...
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...
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

strategic investment decision it  to work on more strategic projects, gives the company round-the-clock monitoring of IP telephony, and leverages the expertise of third parties who manage VOIP for a living. On the negative side, as with most outsourced relationships, it limits internal control over IP telephony performance and may cost more than handling it internally. ROI Assessment Given the costs and time involved with VOIP projects, it’s imperative to understand the return on investment. Although savings do exist, there are some Read More...
Transforming Inventory Into a Strategic Weapon
If you prefer the more productive, long-term approach, check out Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon.

strategic investment decision it  Inventory Into a Strategic Weapon You can view inventory optimization as a one-time fix for quick returns, or a long-term strategy for competitive advantage. If you prefer the more productive, long-term approach, check out Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon . In this practical guide , you''ll learn how best-in-class companies create an ongoing competitive edge by aligning their day-to-day inventory plans with top-level corporate goals. You''ll discover how to define the right supply Read More...
Pund-IT, Inc.
Pund-IT provides analysis publications including market trend reports, white papers, commentary on breaking events, and a weekly newsletter. The company was

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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

strategic investment decision it  their operational, tactical, and strategic capabilities. Tools for IT management and development can help companies control and measure the quality and effectiveness of their IT infrastructures, and manage software and hardware development tasks. Challenges related to IT management and development revolve around the need for continuous research to improve products and technologies; the need to improve business and service models to increase return on investment (ROI); and, if necessary, the need to Read More...
Complexity, Decision Making, and Big Data
The technology market is giving significant attention to big data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision support, but how far along is the

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Strategic Labor


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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

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Cutting IT and Application Support Costs
With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant

strategic investment decision it  IT support,IT support costs,IT help desk,SAP white paper,software support,training,employee training,application support,application support costs Read More...
Good Times for CombineNet, Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Most strategic sourcing software solution vendors nowadays offer spend analysis, contract management, and supplier performance management tools within their

strategic investment decision it  Times for CombineNet, Strategic Sourcing Specialist Most strategic sourcing software solution vendors nowadays offer spend analysis, contract management, and supplier performance management tools within their solution suites. CombineNet is unique in its status as a specialist, with a laser focus on strategic sourcing optimization and bid evaluations. CombineNet products provide the mechanism to negotiate the best deal that satisfies overall supply chain and the master company requirements. Read More...

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