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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  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 Two
Sopheon – Where Innovation Means Business (and Vice Versa)Last week I talked about enterprise innovation management (EIM)/innovation performance management

strategic investment decision  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...
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  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...
Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success
In today’s business environment, companies that used to compete with each other routinely form alliances to attain their business objectives. Find out how

strategic investment decision  Strategic Value Partner , Strategic Partners Investment , Strategic Value Partner LLC , Strategic Alliance Partner , Strategic Partners Mutual Funds , Creating Global Strategic Partnerships , Global Strategic Partners , Strategic Partners Program , Global Strategic Partnership , Strategic Partners Consulting , Strategic Partnerships and Alliances , Strategic Resource Partners , Strategic Partnership Manager . Introduction Strategic partnerships are changing the perception of competition. Companies that 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  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...
The ASP Decision
The ASP model is the latest in a long line of silver bullets that are supposed to simplify the delivery of technology’s benefits to the business world. This

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Pervasive BI: the Next Step to Superior Decision-Making
Find out in improving organizational decision-making through pervasive business intelligence.

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Decision Support Systems -- Overview and Case Studies
Decison support systems range from simple electronic filing cabinets to complex data intensive and analytically sophisticated executive information systems

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Integrated by Design: The Superior Strategy for Investment Portfolio Reportin
Systems for monitoring, managing, and reporting on financial assets are mission-critical—particularly in a volatile investment environment. Yet, far too many

strategic investment decision  by Design: The Superior Strategy for Investment Portfolio Reportin Systems for monitoring, managing, and reporting on financial assets are mission-critical—particularly in a volatile investment environment. Yet, far too many insurers rely on legacy systems that are out-dated, expensive to maintain, limited in portfolio visibility, ineffective for assessing risk exposure in a timely fashion, and heavily reliant on time-consuming, error-prone manual reconciliation. Find out more. Read More...
IBM Emptoris v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing
Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition

strategic investment decision  v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing By Bob Eastman and P.J. Jakovljevic Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition, IBM has been integrating Emptoris into its three-year-old Smarter Commerce conception (Emptoris was known to have had some 750 employees at the time of acquisition, but IBM will not disclose the number of employees now associated with it). This has included passing Read More...
Epicor Retail Strategic Plan Ramping Up in 2013
The Epicor Retail division of global business software solution provider Epicor Software Corporation provides solutions for retailers seeking to streamline

strategic investment decision  Retail Strategic Plan Ramping Up in 2013 The Epicor Retail division of global business software solution provider Epicor Software Corporation provides solutions for retailers seeking to streamline processes, integrate channels, and leverage intelligence  in a variety of industries including apparel, footwear, discount, general merchandise, automotive aftermarket, lumber and building materials, nursery, and pharmacy. Epicor is the retail technology partner of choice for thousands of retailers—from Read More...
Productivity or Pain: Measuring the Value of Mobile Investment
Most organizations have already taken steps to extend IT access to employees in remote locations. The questions is, should they continue to extend this process

strategic investment decision  or Pain: Measuring the Value of Mobile Investment Most organizations have already taken steps to extend IT access to employees in remote locations. The questions is, should they continue to extend this process—and how? Mobile technology benefits are often difficult to measure, but the costs of hardware, software, and services are often of such a magnitude that the benefits need to be tangible to justify the cost. Read More...
The Marketing Services Provider: A Marketer’s Most Strategic Hire
When marketing managers look to expand their teams, they measure individuals on a number of different attributes, including creativity and attention to detail

strategic investment decision  Provider: A Marketer’s Most Strategic Hire When marketing managers look to expand their teams, they measure individuals on a number of different attributes, including creativity and attention to detail. And it’s no different when signing on with a marketing services provider. When outsourcing a database marketing solution, you should spend time evaluating the services offerings as well as the capabilities of various marketing services providers. Find out how. Read More...
Driving Better, Faster Decision Making through Finance
Software can’t tell you how to beat the competition, but it can determine which products and services have the greatest profit margin, who are the most

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Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement
Companies are successfully realizing benefits from their procurement initiatives, and viewing procurement as an integral part of their overall corporate

strategic investment decision  A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. ICG Commerce offers flexible procurement outsourcing solutions to help you transform your procurement organization into a true performance driver. For each outsourcing solution, whether comprehensive or focused, our specialists are able to support your unique buying Read More...

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