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ALSO CALLED: Return On Investment, ROI Calculators, Cost Calculators, IT ROI
DEFINITION: For a given use of money in an enterprise, the ROI (return on investment) is how much profit or cost saving is realized. An ROI calculation is sometimes used along with other approaches to develop a business case for a given proposal. The overall ROI for an enterprise is sometimes used as a way to grade how well a company is managed. If an enterprise has immediate objectives of getting market  … 
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Avoiding the 8 common mistakes of Windows 7 migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
WHITE PAPER: More organizations are beginning to see a Windows 7 migration as an opportunity for significant performance and efficiency gains within their IT infrastructure. In addition, many are thinking about conducting a PC refresh along with their Windows 7 migration. Understand how you can be successful in this process now.
Posted: 09 Jun 2011 | Published: 09 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7

Understanding Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Desktop virtualization is being considered by more IT pros as they face increasing pressure to control costs, security, regulate compliance and more. Read this white paper to learn about the various desktop virtualization models available for your infrastructure, how each model works and identify the best fit for your IT shop today.
Posted: 08 Jun 2011 | Published: 08 Jun 2011

Intel

 Password Self Help – Password Reset for IBM i
sponsored by Safestone Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn about a self help password application that can give you a high ROI and free up time to work on more business critical issues.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

Safestone Technologies

Comprehensive, scalable management for your virtual data center
sponsored by IBM and Intel
WHITE PAPER: If you're an IT pro responsible for managing a virtual infrastructure, you know virtualization can add its own administrative complexities. Read this solution brief to see how Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager Workgroup Edition on IBM® System x® servers can centralize and streamline management of a consolidated virtual environment.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

IBM and Intel

IBM BladeCenter HS22 Product Guide
sponsored by IBM and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Read this Product Guide on the IBM BladeCenter HS22 reviewing the versatile, easy-to-use blade optimized for performance, energy and cooling.
Posted: 06 Jun 2011 | Published: 06 Jun 2011

IBM and Intel

Agile development meets IT operations - in the cloud
sponsored by HP Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how  agile and cloud-computing initiatives can act as catalysts to the ever important  relationship between development and operations. The result is higher-performing, easier-to-manage, more reliable and more cost-efficient applications and services. Learn more here.
Posted: 03 Jun 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

HP Software

New Voice of the CIO: Insights From The Global Chief Information Officer Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper, an overview of the findings of the IBM Global CIO Study, can help you get a clearer view of the challenges IT is facing and how some of the most successful CIOs and IT organizations are meeting those challenges.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

IBM

NC State makes a breakthrough in improving access to academic computing resources.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read how IBM and NC State created a “cloud computing” model for provisioning technology that offered a quantum improvement in access, efficiency and convenience over traditional computer labs.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

IBM

Case Study QuickView: IBM applies cloud environment to create a virtual benchmark center for high-performance computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This abbreviated case study offers a quick glance at the time savings and cost efficiency achieved by the IBM Benchmark Center using cloud computing.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

IBM

How to Improve Your Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Acronis, Inc
WHITE PAPER: The white paper Closing the Virtualisation Loop identifies the objectives in the next phase of virtual machine backup and recovery and provides recommendations on how to improve backup and disaster recovery in a hybrid IT environment.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 16 May 2011

Acronis, Inc

ADC-VX Whitepaper: The Agility of Virtual; The Predictability of Physical
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Read our white paper, to learn how ADC-VX is an ideal solution for large enterprises, hosting and service providers as well as cloud providers that aspire to achieve significant cost savings by consolidating multiple dedicated ADC devices into a single, cost-effective consolidated ADC device.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 10 May 2011

Radware

Optimizing Desktop Virtualization with Dell Equallogic Hybrid Arrays
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In recent years, we have witnessed great technology leaps from all of the leading VDI software vendors. In this part of our series, we take a close look at a recent performance benchmark to evaluate in detail how Dell’s innovations reduce complexity, improve performance and lower the cost of VDI.
Posted: 26 Apr 2011 | Published: 26 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Five Tips for Improving the ROI of your Software Investments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Five tips for improving the ROI of your software investments.
Posted: 22 Apr 2011 | Published: 22 Apr 2011

IBM

Agile Transformation Strategy
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: The CollabNet Agile Coaches have observed patterns and key milestones in the way organizations adopt and scale Agile. "Agile Transformation Strategy," by Angela Druckman, CollabNet Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Transformational Coach, outlines a sound strategy and transformational "blueprint" to help guide organizations on the path to Agility.
Posted: 08 Apr 2011 | Published: 08 Apr 2011

CollabNet

Adaptive Access Management: An ROI Study
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Security solutions must verify and provide assurance that those requesting access are indeed who and what they say they are. This paper walks through detailed return-on-investment (ROI) calculations based on real customer interviews, and guides you in computing cost savings with adaptive access management.
Posted: 31 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

Oracle Corporation

Realizing the Economic Benefits of Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines areas of potential optimization, shows how day-to-day IT management processes can contribute to – rather than detracts from – that optimization, and provides an ROI analysis with an example scenario based on actual deployments.
Posted: 31 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

Oracle Corporation

Opportunities and Challenges with the Convergence of Data Center Networks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Juniper, which continues to be actively involved in both the DCB and FCoE standards setting efforts, has released its first generation of convergence products, and is fully committed to continuing the development of standards and products that will eventually make a fully converged data center network a reality.
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 25 Mar 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Advancing Enterprise Mobility to Improve Sales and Service
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the latest thinking on use of mobile technology to deliver business value by enabling sales and service processes – and transform processes across the enterprise. Business software vendors can best support their customers by collaborating with strategic partners to co-innovate and foster a mobile ecosystem.
Posted: 24 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Leveraging the Power of Social Media
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Download this free white paper and find out how to "Drive Sales Effectiveness with Enterprise-Ready Web 2.0Solutions," "Harvest Social Knowledge for Customer Service," and learn how "Social CRM Turns Customers into Competitive Advantage."
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Aug 2009

Oracle Corporation

Top Four Considerations for Securing Microsoft SharePoint
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft SharePoint is now the standard for internal and external collaboration and content management in much the same way Microsoft Exchange has become the enterprise standard for email. And like Exchange, SharePoint comes with a similar set of adoption challenges: The need to maximize ROI, protect against malware and data loss and establish...
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011

Sophos, Inc.

Oracle x86 Rack Servers: Optimized for Rapid Deployments and Operational Efficiency
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Oracle’s x86 servers are specifically designed to support enterprise workloads, and the combination of Sun hardware and Oracle software functionality has been optimized for performance and cost-efficient operations. Read this paper for more details on how Oracle x86 rack servers can reduce opex and improve ROI.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

Oracle Corporation

Evolve Your Sitemider Portal Security Without Breaking the Bank: How Virtualization Solves the Challenges of Heterogeneous Identity and Resource Integration
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this blueprint for extending your existing SiteMinder infrastructure across additional heterogeneous applications, identity sources, and constituents—in less time, with less hassle, and for less money.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 14 Mar 2011

Radiant Logic, Inc.

FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises: Complete Desktop-to-Datacenter Enterprise License Optimization Solution
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: Lacking a strategic solution for Enterprise License Optimization most organizations are greatly overspending on some licenses and out of compliance on others, putting them at risk of costly software license audits. FlexNet Manager Suite is a comprehensive and proven solution for Enterprise License Optimization and license compliance management.
Posted: 11 Mar 2011 | Published: 11 Mar 2011

Flexera Software

Measuring The Total Economic Impact Of IBM InfoSphere Information Server
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential ROI enterprises may realize by deploying IBM InfoSphere Information Server. Read on to learn the findings of this study and find out what the total economic impact of IBM Infosphere Information Server.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011 | Published: 24 Feb 2011

IBM

Virtualization Strategies for 2011
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: Successful business leaders know when to increase investment and when to hold cash- when to pursue new markets and when to focus on maintaining their current market position. What is true of investment strategy is also true of the data center: there is a time to scale back or hold steady and there is a time to scale out for future growth.
Posted: 23 Feb 2011 | Published: 23 Feb 2011

AMD
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ROI DEFINITION (continued): … For a given use of money in an enterprise, the ROI (return on investment) is how much profit or cost saving is realized. An ROI calculation is sometimes used along with other approaches to develop a business case for a given proposal. The overall ROI for an enterprise is sometimes used as a way to grade how well a company is managed. If an enterprise has immediate objectives of getting market revenue share, building infrastructure, positioning itself for sale, or other objectives, a return on investment might be measured in terms of meeting one or more of these objectives rather than in immediate profit or cost saving.
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