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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 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
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 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
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  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
Japanese Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality
Traditional Japanese Decision-making, or Ringi The decision-making process in North American companies operates within a centralized system, and generally

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Mountainous Investment Transforms Enterprise Management Software Vendor
After decades of father-son stewardship, Deltek has been transformed by a New Mountain Capital LLC majority capital investment. Already a recognized enterprise

strategic investment decision  he also orchestrated PeopleSoft''s strategic acquisition of JD Edwards in 2003, which added 7,000 new customers and 6,000 new employees, making PeopleSoft the world''s second-largest enterprise software company at the time. Prior to joining PeopleSoft, Parker had held senior executive positions with Aspect Communications , a provider of contact center solutions and services, and Fujitsu Computer Products of America , a provider of data storage and imaging solutions. Since its foundation, Deltek had been 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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Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor
Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the

strategic investment decision  Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor Vendor Genesis Based in Palo Alto, California, Informatica was founded in late 1993 by Gaurav Dhillon, the current Chief Executive Officer, and Diaz Nesamoney, the current President. Originally they were strictly an ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) vendor who competed with Platinum Technology, Prism Solutions, Carleton, and Evolutionary Technologies (ETI). With his background at Unisys and Sterling Software, Dhillon understood that applications were bei Read More
Social Networking in the Business World: A Strategic Approach
Is a total ban on workplace social networking a good idea? Companies should take more calculating points of view and look at how to turn the negative effects of

strategic investment decision  the Business World: A Strategic Approach Is a total ban on workplace social networking a good idea? Companies should take more calculating points of view and look at how to turn the negative effects of social networking into positive effects. Employers can manage employee social networking to maximize the positives. The strategy combines employee education, well-thought-out acceptable use policies (AUPs), and—critically—effective Web filtering technology. Read More
Strategic Communications, Inc.
Strategic Communications (StratComm) is a management and content development company. Content StratComm specializes in includes training, skill assessments, and

strategic investment decision  Communications, Inc. Strategic Communications (StratComm) is a management and content development company. Content StratComm specializes in includes training, skill assessments, and editorial services. Read More
Pervasive BI: the Next Step to Superior Decision-Making
Find out in improving organizational decision-making through pervasive business intelligence.

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True Digital Dashboards and Support Strategic Effectiveness
Digital dashboards provide visibility into key performance indicators through simple visual graphics within a browser, such as gauges, charts, and tables. They

strategic investment decision  Digital Dashboards and Support Strategic Effectiveness Digital dashboards provide visibility into key performance indicators through simple visual graphics within a browser, such as gauges, charts, and tables. They can drive strategic effectiveness, but only if the true meaning of digital dashboard is understood, and if the person responsible for maintaining the dashboard knows the business rules of the organization. Read More
IT Governance: Maximizing the Business Investment
Implementing information technology (IT) governance means using a structure of relationships and processes to direct an organization. Some project portfolio

strategic investment decision  Governance: Maximizing the Business Investment Introduction Information technology (IT) management and chief information officers (CIO) share a common goal to maximize the value of their IT investments. Achieving this requires a strong foothold on the multiple projects taking place at any given time. Identifying risk, resource utilization, and earned value with a portfolio of IT projects necessitates the implementation and adoption of standards processes to track and respond to any red flags that may Read More
HR Best Practices: Delivering Strategic Value to the Enterprise
Learn how your HR department can respond quickly and effectively to a full range of business challenges and opportunities in HR Best Practices: Del...

strategic investment decision  Best Practices: Delivering Strategic Value to the Enterprise In today''s hyper-competitive and volatile business environment, human resources (HR) must do more than engage in routine administrative tasks. HR must serve as a strategic partner—able to deliver the right information at the right time on issues of performance, cost cutting, hiring, top talent recruitment, and response to legislation and regulation. Learn how your HR department can respond quickly and effectively to a full range of business Read More

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