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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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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


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


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


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 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


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

The Business Case for Data Security
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the drivers for adopting a strategic approach to data security, compares and contrasts current approaches, and presents the Return on Security Investment (ROSI) of viable data security solutions.
Posted: 16 Nov 2010 | Published: 16 Nov 2010


Put Data Growth in Its Place
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: It’s a fact: Information–both its availability and accessibility–is critical for the success of any business in a 21st Century economy. Yet most IT organizations are not organized around information, but around infrastructure of servers, storage, and applications. We are entering perilous times for data. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 15 Nov 2010 | Published: 15 Nov 2010

Symantec Corporation

Value-Driven Quality Management for Complex Systems: Six Strategies for Reducing Cost and Risk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at quality strategies which deliver a positive operational return on investment, improving quality whilst reducing cost and risk. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 02 Nov 2010 | Published: 08 Jul 2010


Measuring the Business Impacts of Effective Data: Chapter One of a Three-Part Study
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: This study of over 150 Fortune 1000 firms from every major industry or vertical explores issues associated with the lifeblood of today’s enterprises: data. The findings demonstrate the often dramatic impacts that even marginal investments in information technology can have when that technology addresses data quality, usability, and intelligence.
Posted: 02 Nov 2010 | Published: 02 Nov 2010

Sybase, an SAP company

Consider the User Experience and Operational Efficiency
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Cisco Services presents a series of four white papers to provide a framework for discovering compelling business cases and identifying the necessary services needed to deliver the desired experience. The second white paper in the series covers critical knowledge areas in the successful planning and design of a medianet or media-optimized network.
Posted: 02 Nov 2010 | Published: 02 Nov 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The ROI and TCO Benefits of EMC Data Domain Deduplication Storage and VMware
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines and quantifies the costs and benefits of deduplication in VMware environments. Three detailed case studies from large organizations in different industries are presented. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 01 Nov 2010 | Published: 01 Nov 2010

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Solving Scripting Problems with Technology: The Limitations of Scripting in a Complex Business Environment
sponsored by Network Automation, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains that as automation tools continue to evolve in a quest to deliver the most comprehensive set of automated capabilities, the notion of writing scripts will be rendered anachronistic. Continue reading to learn more about the shift from scriping to dynamic, intelligent process automation.
Posted: 27 Oct 2010 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

Network Automation, Inc

Reducing Costs and Creating a More Secure IT Environment with a Holistic Approach to Data Protection: An ROI Analysis of FalconStor Storage Management Solutions
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: Data protection and disaster recovery continue to be overarching challenges for most firms. To remedy a myriad of problems with data protection as well as operational and disaster recovery, companies are replacing legacy backup methods with new approaches. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Oct 2010 | Published: 22 Oct 2010

FalconStor Software

Optimizing Storage For VDI Deployments
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is poised to provide a new management and deployment model for end-user computing by centralizing the physical desktops to virtualized desktop farms in the data center. The resulting environment offers increased manageability, enhanced security and data protection. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Oct 2010 | Published: 22 Oct 2010

FalconStor Software
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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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