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DEFINITION: The law of diminishing returns is a classic economic concept that states that as more investment in an area is made, overall return on that investment increases at a declining rate, assuming that all variables remain fixed. To continue to make an investment after a certain point (which varies from context to context) is to receive a decreasing return on that input. The law of diminishing returns has  … 
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A Business Case for Better Security
sponsored by Splunk
WEBCAST: In this webcast, a security expert with years of experience crafting business cases takes you step-by-step through the process of demonstrating ROI for advanced security measures.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Premiered: Sep 4, 2015


"Meet the Performance Management Customer" Virtual Roundtable
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Tune into this virtual roundtable and listen to four industry leaders discuss why they made the leap toward implementing performance management for their organizations. Watch them discuss the impact of performance management across the enterprise, including ROI.
Posted: 21 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 21, 2015


Accelerate your Journey with Real-Time Computing Solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
VIDEO: Watch this brief feature to gain an understanding of real-time data's value. Learn why data's worth declines over time, and the benefits of real-time data management, including personalized marketing campaigns.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Premiered: 06 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Meet HDAP: Directory Innovation Based on Big Data Technology
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WEBCAST: View this webcast to discover the advantages of big data-run highly available directory access protocol (HDAP) for today's more scalable user environments.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Premiered: May 27, 2014

Radiant Logic, Inc.

ABAC to the Future: Deliver Smarter SiteMinder Policies with No Sweat
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webcast features a next-generation authorization strategy offering a fine-grained approach to user provisioning. Click now to explore key benefits.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 22, 2014

Radiant Logic, Inc.

API Business Models: 20 Models in 30 Minutes
sponsored by Intel® Services
WEBCAST: John Musser, CEO of API Science, discusses the progression of API business models and offers examples of companies that have successfully matched their strategy with the appropriate model.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Oct 18, 2013

Intel® Services

Citrix VDI-in-a-Box for SMBs
sponsored by Citrix
VIDEO: This brief video introduces an innovative VDI deployment option: VDI-in-a-box. Discover how businesses of all sizes can leverage this solution to cost-effectively and easily deploy virtual desktops.
Posted: 22 Jun 2012 | Premiered: 20 Oct 2011


Maximize Your Storage Spending by Doing More with Less
sponsored by Red Hat
WEBCAST: This webinar will share with you how to free yourselves from vendor lock-in by expensive proprietary storage hardware companies and how you can take advantage of the new wave of storage buying.  You now have an alternative choice through the use of open source software and commodity hardware.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Premiered: Feb 13, 2012

Red Hat

Where Cloud Computing is Headed
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WEBCAST: Gain insight on where the cloud is headed in this discussion with Rahul Bakshi, VP, Product for Managed Service, SunGard Availability Services. Find out about upcoming trends, key requirements, ROI considerations and more.
Posted: 23 Jan 2012 | Premiered: Jan 23, 2012

SunGard Availability Services

Master The Cloud
sponsored by CSC
WEBCAST: Enjoy the security and control of private cloud plus the agility and convenience of public cloud with managed cloud services. In this webcast, learn about the advantages of the cloud, and discover how you can tailor your cloud to your application workloads to accelerate ROI.
Posted: 17 Jan 2012 | Premiered: Jan 17, 2012


Service2Media Accelerates its time to market with HP Cloud Solutions (5 min video):
sponsored by HP
VIDEOCAST: This essential videocast discusses how one mobile application developer took advantage of cloud computing solutions to advance its business model, stay ahead of the competition and accelerate time to market.
Posted: 09 Jan 2012 | Premiered: Jan 9, 2012


IBM CloudBurst: Simplifying the IT Environment for Better Productivity
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this video, Chris O'Connor of IBM discusses how companies are often hampered by the time-consuming assembly of different IT components.
Posted: 19 May 2011 | Premiered: May 19, 2011


Virtualizing Oracle with EMC and VMware
sponsored by EMC Corporation & VMware, Inc.
VIDEO: This session provides best practice and solution guidelines to successfully architect and deploy Oracle databases on the EMC and VMware platform.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Premiered: 10 May 2011

EMC Corporation & VMware, Inc.

Automating User Provisioning: A User’s Perspective
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: Catch this FREE webcast to find out how Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private nonprofit organization devoted to educational measurement and research, is leveraging Oracle Identity Manager to meet its user administration needs.
Posted: 09 Mar 2011 | Premiered: Apr 12, 2011, 14:00 EDT (18:00 GMT)

Oracle Corporation

HP Business Service Management
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: HP Business Service Management solutions enable your IT organization to monitor and maintain the health of the key business services and processes it supports, and to make improvements to those processes to better support the business.
Posted: 04 Feb 2011 | Premiered: Feb 4, 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Webcast: "Free" Open Source Portals: Myth, Hype, or Reality?
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Go beyond software license fees when evaluating a portal solution. Learn about trends in the portal market, what’s driving demand, cost drivers for portal projects and how to evaluate commercial vs. open source portal solutions. This webcast will show how to drive innovation, deliver exceptional web experiences, and realize tangible business value.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Premiered: Dec 10, 2010


Podcast: Why SAP ERP As A Platform For Growth?
sponsored by itelligence, Inc.
PODCAST: Midsized organizations are challenged to strike the right balance between reducing costs and making targeted investments for future success.  This session teaches you how to optimize the implementation of your ERP deployment for maximum gain.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Premiered: Oct 14, 2010

itelligence, Inc.

Establish a Strategic Advantage in Managing Change
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Join Sue Green, Market Manager for IBM Rational Systems at this webcast as she shows you a structured approach to seizing opportunity and managing change amid the fast pace world and complexity of smarter product development.
Posted: 17 Aug 2010 | Premiered: Aug 17, 2010


The IBM Strategy for Integrating Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Collaboration
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This session will show you IBM's unique vision for the integration of ECM and collaborative content, and how IBM can help you leverage Web 2.0 and collaboration to get more out of your ECM solutions.
Posted: 17 Aug 2010 | Premiered: Aug 20, 2008


Video: Oracle Active Data Guard
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
VIDEO: Watch this brief video for an informative explanation of how Oracle Active Data Guard makes better use of the standby database to complement the functionality of the production database and significantly increase software and hardware return on investment.
Posted: 30 Jun 2010 | Premiered: 30 Jun 2010

Oracle Corporation

Platform-as-a-Service for Private Clouds: WSO2 Stratos
sponsored by WSO2, Inc.
WEBCAST: Join WSO2’s award-winning CTO, Paul Fremantle, for this important Webinar. You’ll not only learn how to kick start your private cloud, but you’ll also deepen your understanding about the future of cloud computing across the industry. We look forward to hearing from you - and meeting with you on the Web!
Posted: 16 Jun 2010 | Premiered: Jul 6, 2010, 07:00 EDT (11:00 GMT)

WSO2, Inc.

The CIO Perspective on Intel vPro Technology
sponsored by Intel
VIDEO: Gerry Weaver, CIO of the State of Indiana, and Diane Bryant, CIO of Intel, talk about how Intel vPro technology helps address end-user and IT efficiencies in their environments. The CIOs discuss real ROI numbers from Intel vPro technology, including savings of $1 million or more.
Posted: 29 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 11 Jan 2010


Increase security and ROI: The benefits of Intel vPro technology
sponsored by Intel
PRODUCT DEMO: Significantly improve your company’s IT security and ROI with the all new 2010 Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 28 Apr 2010


Deploying BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express
sponsored by BlackBerry
WEBCAST: Learn how BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express can help you get the most out of your BlackBerry® smartphone. From smartphone applications to help you do more of what you love, to connecting you to business applications.
Posted: 27 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 27, 2010


Introducing BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express: Mobility for your Business
sponsored by BlackBerry
WEBCAST: Learn how the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express can help you get the most out of your BlackBerry® smartphone. From smartphone applications to help you do more of what you love, to connecting you to business applications. Synchronize business email, calendar, contacts, tasks, memos and more with your BlackBerry smartphone.
Posted: 27 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 27, 2010

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ROI DEFINITION (continued): …  broader applications than economics. In fact, it is one of the most widely recognized economic principles outside of the economic classroom. In a call center, for instance, service level improvements decline in rate in relation to each additional successive agent added. Other real-world examples abound: A student considering one more hour of study after 2 AM.A prospective car buyer evaluating the benefits of a higher grade of luxury vehicleA farmer weighing adding an extra bushel of fertilizer to a saturated field of cornA marketer analyzing the ROI of additional media buys in a long-running … 
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