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Aligning Business with IT through IT Portfolio Management and IT Governance
When business uncertainties are frequent and compliance with regulations is mandatory, it can be a challenge to keep information technology (IT) synchronized

uncertainties  global economy, where business uncertainties are frequent and compliance with multiple regulations is mandatory, organizations face a challenging task in keeping pace with changing business trends. In this situation, the primary challenge is to keep the IT organization synchronized with the business strategies to ensure deliverance of maximum business value while reducing IT cost. However, with multiple IT applications that require continuous pruning and monitoring, and multiple projects running

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Dealing with Chaos: 4 Steps to Manufacturing Success


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uncertainties  software maintenance. But business-related uncertainties remain the same. In addition, the on-demand delivery method has its own issues, related to data ownership, security measures, ability to modify the software, and some others. 3. Defining success. The success of the entire project cannot be fully defined—much less guaranteed—at the time of purchase. Software acquisition in this regard is different from purchasing, say, massive manufacturing equipment—that either works or doesn’t after it has Read More

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uncertainties  Innovations Undoubtedly, there are uncertainties in innovative results, but I feel innovation as a process should be more certain, or in other words, more sustainable. Since “sustainable” is such a vague word, I’d like to expand it into three different adjectives. Simple :  A lengthy or complicated innovation process will lead to missed opportunities or simply kill ideas (some might be highly valuable) in the cradle. Repeatable : Although innovative results can be valuable because they make Read More

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7 Steps to a Successful IP Telephony Implementation


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TEC Helps Utilities Company Select Best-fit Financials and Human Resources Systems


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CRM 101


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Ptak Associates LLC


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