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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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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

JBoss Operations Network: Measuring Business Impact and ROI
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In today's economic climate, IT organizations are looking for ways to achieve cost savings in the short term. Based on this study, the IT organizations achieved this goal by realizing an average payback period for JBoss Operations Network of a short 5.3 months - recovering their initial investments well within the first half-year of deployment.
Posted: 16 Feb 2011 | Published: 16 Feb 2011

Red Hat

Maximizing ROI with the Microsoft-Polycom UC Solution
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read how Microsoft and Polycom’s partnership offers customers an end-to-end, fully interoperable unified communications (UC) solution that combines real-time instant messaging, voice, video, and data to lower business costs, improve productivity, and achieve a faster return on investments (ROI).
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

Polycom, Inc.

7 Steps to Building a Business Case for ERP
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are looking to make technology investments to prepare for growth but remain cautious with the economic recovery uncertain. Businesses need to define a business case for their technology investments and build a framework to measure ROI. This paper describes a 7-step process that will help build the business case for an ERP investment.
Posted: 09 Feb 2011 | Published: 09 Feb 2011

Sage Software

HP Converged Infrastructure Solution for the SAP High Performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) 1.0
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Today’s businesses require the flexibility and responsiveness of an Instant-On Enterprise, achieving nearly instant access to transactional data at the department level. Read this white paper to learn how to get fast, flexible data for your enterprise.
Posted: 04 Feb 2011 | Published: 04 Feb 2011

HP & Intel®

The Advantage of Service Provider Cloud Solutions vs. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Internal Cloud Computing Strategies
sponsored by SAVVIS
WHITE PAPER: Few technological innovations have garnered as much broad-based attention as the idea of Cloud Computing, which promises faster access to more powerful processing capabilities and application functionality at a fraction of the cost of traditional on-premise systems and software.
Posted: 02 Feb 2011 | Published: 02 Feb 2011

SAVVIS

Transitioning to a Dynamic Data Center
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: The speed of change in global markets and the challenges of new modes of business demand companies operate in and react to quickly changing landscapes. Nowhere is this more critical than in the means and methods the enterprise uses to power its business, typically via IT services.
Posted: 28 Jan 2011 | Published: 28 Jan 2011

Hitachi Data Systems

Watch It: How to Do Video Surveillance for a Higher ROI
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Video surveillance helps keep an eye on things. But what is its return on investment (ROI) at your business? The technology that you use determines the value you can get. In comparison to cloud-circuit television (CCTV), the increasingly popular digital IP video surveillance offers more ROI. Continue reading this paper to find out why.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Highly-Scalable Virtualization: Optimizing your Infrastructure with IBM eX5 and VMware vSphere
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: For small and midsize companies, System x, BladeCenter, and VMware virtualization solutions offer cost-effective options for transforming IT into a simple more powerful computing infrastructure. Look to IBM and VMware to show you how you can be distinctly competitive and profitable.
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

IBM

An Agile Approach to "Metrics": Applied Macromeasurements to Ensure On-Time Delivery
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: This article challenges the value of traditional metrics for managing product development schedules and presents an alternative compatible with Agile approaches such as Scrum and XP. It is written for development managers or Scrum Product Owners who want to make decisions based on empirically derived schedule forecasts instead of shots in the dark.
Posted: 17 Jan 2011 | Published: 17 Jan 2011

CollabNet

Image-Based Data Protection: Simply Better Data Protection
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this Quest Software white paper, see why image-based data protection is the next step in protecting your company’s critical data. Learn about the true value of moving to a image-based data protection virtual solution, including a solid return on investment, and how this new technology works in your current backup environment.
Posted: 17 Jan 2011 | Published: 17 Jan 2011

Dell Software

The Proven Financial Benefits of SIP Trunk Consolidation
sponsored by Siemens Enterprise Communications
WHITE PAPER: Siemens Enterprise Communications continues to lead the evolution of real-time unified communications by delivering innovative and customer-centric solutions with measurable financial benefits, and has proven both the technology and the savings for customers.
Posted: 03 Jan 2011 | Published: 03 Jan 2011

Siemens Enterprise Communications

Transitioning to a Dynamic Data Center: The Keys for Successfully Migrating Your Business
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This paper will explore some of the more common pitfalls that hamper successful data center transformations and the keys to overcome them.
Posted: 21 Dec 2010 | Published: 20 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 High Availability
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about how Oracle Database 11g Release 2 protects your business from all common causes of unplanned downtime and planned downtime, including human error.
Posted: 20 Dec 2010 | Published: 20 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Data Guard with Oracle Database 11g Release 2
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about a unique data protection and recovery solution that provides the management, monitoring, and automation software to create synchronized standby databases that protect data from failures and other disasters.
Posted: 20 Dec 2010 | Published: 20 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation

Forrester Study: Total Economic Impact of WebSphere Application Server
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This commissioned study conducted by Forrester on behalf of IBM describes how one company was able to realize a 42% 3-year return on investment by migrating from an open source application server to WebSphere Application Server (WAS).
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Published: 12 Dec 2010

IBM

IBM Service Management for the Intelligent Utility Network
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The current utilities environment requires companies to decrease costs while increasing the ability to control utility assets. One key challenge is how to take advantage of new technologies to better manage the delivery of service to customers today and into the future. IBM Service Management for the IUN provides a blueprint for getting started.
Posted: 06 Dec 2010 | Published: 06 Dec 2010

IBM

The Multiple Facets of Data Center Transformation
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: To solve the dilemma of meeting both data growth and budgetary ultimatums, IT must be agile. This paper examines the four rubrics of data center transformation: virtualization, automation, cloud-readiness and sustainability.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

Strategies for Greater Sustainability in the Data Center
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: What does sustainability mean for business and particularly for IT? Sustainable IT refers to efforts that increase the useful life and reduce environmental impacts of IT systems, and concurrently offer cost benefits to the business. Read on to learn how your business could benefit from going green.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems
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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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