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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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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

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

Imperva

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

IBM

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

The Return on Investment (ROI) of Data Modeling
sponsored by CA ERwin from CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Without a clear understanding of the meaning and rules around this data, business decisions can be negatively affected. Data modeling is a time-proven method for understanding data, its interrelationships and its rules. Data management professionals have long understood the value of data modeling.
Posted: 19 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Mar 2010

CA ERwin from CA Technologies

Five Best Practices For Unified Communications
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: To meet today’s increasing demands, businesses need to communicate and collaborate more efficiently. Communication needs to be timely and effective, reaching people where and when they want to be reached, at the office, at home or on the go.  Read this white paper to learn the five best practices for unified communications.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 13 Oct 2010

AT&T Corp

How Your Business Can Attain Maximum ROI from Virtualization: A Guide for Business and IT Leadership
sponsored by VMware and Intel
WHITE PAPER: As a leader of a SMBs, your expertise lies in improving your business, not the technology that runs it. With virtualization, it’s enough to know that your business can decrease costs, increase IT productivity and protect corporate assets. And VMware is the clear leader in virtualization solutions for SMBs. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 11 Oct 2010 | Published: 11 Oct 2010

VMware and Intel

Practical Information Governance: Balancing Cost, Risk, and Productivity
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the benefits and challenges associated with information governance, as well as the best approach to implementing it across a wide range of content types.
Posted: 11 Oct 2010 | Published: 11 Aug 2010

EMC Corporation

WebLogic Suite ActiveCache and Increasing ROI: A Technical Perspective
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Oracle ActiveCache enables organizations to predictably scale applications running on Oracle WebLogic Server with simplified integration to Oracle Coherence. Learn more about the benefits of Oracle ActiveCache in this free white paper.
Posted: 06 Oct 2010 | Published: 10 Sep 2009

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

BI for the People – and the 10 Pitfalls to Avoid in the New Decade
sponsored by QlikTech, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the 10 common pitfalls associated with traditional BI approaches that prevent organizations from getting full value from their BI investments. Continue reading to learn more about these 10 pitfalls and how to avoid them in the new decade.
Posted: 29 Sep 2010 | Published: 29 Sep 2010

QlikTech, Inc.

The Proven Financial Benefits of SIP Trunk Consolidation
sponsored by Siemens Enterprise Communications
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we’ll introduce the mechanisms of cost savings with SIP trunk consolidation, using Siemens Enterprise Communications’ OpenScape Exchange overlay solution.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 22 Sep 2010

Siemens Enterprise Communications

Maximize Technology ROI Through Better Operations Management
sponsored by GlassHouse Technologies (UK) Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: Technology upgrades are a constant in any IT environment, often driven by the need for more capacity or a platform’s end of life. Over the past few years, IT shops have been upgrading to improve their return on investment (ROI) as well. Read this white paper to learn about new ways to maximize technology ROI through better operations management.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 21 Sep 2010

GlassHouse Technologies (UK) Ltd.

Driving Profitable Decisions with Business Rule Management
sponsored by FICO
WHITE PAPER: Business rules management systems (BRMS) help organizations efficiently develop, execute, and maintain their business rules in a centralized environment. Learn about how these solutions work, how they help businesses make profitable decisions, what to look for in a BRMS, and keys to a successful and profitable BRMS initiative in your organization.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 | Published: 09 Sep 2010

FICO

Total Economic Impact™ Of Silver Peak’s WAN Optimization Solution
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Silver Peak’s WAN optimization solution on their organizations. Forrester’s aim is to clearly show all of the calculations and assumptions used in the analysis.  Read this study to learn so much more.
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 08 Sep 2010

Silver Peak

Why Passwords Aren't Strong Enough: Making the Case for Strong Two-Factor Authentication
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we will examine the need for two-factor authentication and explore the return on investment that can be realized in order to help organizations make an informed decision when contemplating their strategic move toward stronger security.
Posted: 30 Aug 2010 | Published: 30 Aug 2010

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Oracle Solaris and Sun SPARC Systems – Integrated and Optimized for Enterprise Computing
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This document is intended for IT architects, system administrators, and developers that want to understand the details of how Oracle® Solaris and SPARC® can improve your application solution environment. 
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Published: 25 Jun 2010

Oracle Corporation
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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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