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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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The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: In December 2009, Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 May 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: Quocirca Report: A gift from IT to the business
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: IT managers that fail to embrace on-demand services will hold back the organisation they are supposed to be supporting. Such services can save costs within IT, as well as provide new capabilities to the business that have previously been unavailable or unaffordable.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: The Open Group: Building return on investment from cloud computing
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This White Paper presents the initial conclusions from The Open Group on how to build and measure Return on Investment (ROI) from Cloud Computing. It was produced by the Cloud Business Artifacts (CBA) project of The Open Group Cloud Computing Work Group.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Tailoring Your Desktop Virtualization to User Needs
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can improve your desktop virtualization implementation with a deep understanding of your current desktop, application and device usage. Assessing the economic impact of desktop virtualization can help your organization maximize benefits and minimize risks.
Posted: 15 Dec 2011 | Published: 15 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Capturing Value from Patient-Centered Care
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the leading practices employed by healthcare systems worldwide and proposes a patient-centered care approach for IT investment that combines a series of capabilities to improve quality care, reduce operating costs and optimize revenue.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Published: 18 Nov 2011

IBM

Irish Dairy Board Cuts Admin Costs and Optimizes Order-to-Cash Processes with IBM Sterling e-Invoicing Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this report and discover how the Irish Dairy Board achieved user productivity increase, cost reduction, significant improvements in order to cash and more.
Posted: 16 Nov 2011 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

IBM

B2B Integration and Collaboration: Strategies for Building a ROI Business Case
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Aberdeen conducted a follow-up survey in May 2011 in which over 60 organizations detailed their B2B integration and collaboration issues and challenges - specific focus was given to return on investment (ROI) related issues. This research excerpt summarizes the findings of this survey.
Posted: 16 Nov 2011 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

IBM

Deliver the Web Access Your Users Want With the Control You Need
sponsored by DataDirect Networks
WHITE PAPER: URL filtering is the linchpin of effective web access control, although URL-filtering databases are now largely commoditized. Blue Coat WebFilter, with its cloud-connected architecture and inputs from a worldwide community of users, is best-in-class for web threat protection.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

DataDirect Networks

Top five considerations for small and midsize businesses looking to deploy virtual desktops
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the top 5 VDI considerations from an SMB point of view, recognizing the unique resource and budget constraints, and compare approaches that will help you select the best solution for your organization. View now to explore how you can cut operational costs and improve worker productivity by implementing virtual desktops. 
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Citrix

Optimizing Power Consumption and Data Center Efficiency
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: With data center challenges on the rise, IT professionals can leverage data center instrumentation and server refresh to maintain productivity levels over time.  Access this white paper to drive efficiency at system, platform, and facility levels to ensure optimal ROI in your enterprise.
Posted: 27 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2011

Intel

10 Reasons to Buy a Software Licensing & Entitlement Management Solution
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the top 10 reasons why most software vendors and high-tech manufacturers choose to buy a COTS software licensing and entitlement management solution.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Oct 2011

Flexera Software

The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Businesses widely deploy CRM solutions, and interest in expanding their use is high. Access this Forrester report to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment(ROI) of one CRM software deployment.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Oct 2011

Microsoft

What to consider when upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1
sponsored by Fujitsu & Oracle
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the 12 and 12.1 releases of Oracle E-Business Suite and the benefits that each software offers to businesses.
Posted: 11 Oct 2011 | Published: 11 Oct 2011

Fujitsu & Oracle

Optimizing Power Consumption and Data Center Efficiency
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get advice on how to enhance efficiency in your data center and take a closer look at what needs to be done in the system, platform, and facilities level of your enterprise.
Posted: 06 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Oct 2011

Intel

Maximize Your Return on Investment for Virtualization and Cloud Computing
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this paper to discover how platform-aware security can provide integrated security designed for virtual servers, VDI and the cloud, without sacrificing performance or management, ultimately maximizing your return on investment (ROI).
Posted: 04 Oct 2011 | Published: 04 Oct 2011

Trend Micro, Inc.

The New CIO Agenda: Intel Cloud Computing Insights 2011
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing offers a way for businesses to handle the high demand for IT services and increase enterprise efficiency. Access this white paper to learn best practices for utilizing cloud infrastructure to increase your ROI and satisfy end user needs.
Posted: 04 Oct 2011 | Published: 04 Oct 2011

Intel

Operational Efficiencies of Proactive Vulnerability Management
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this paper to explore the operational and economic efficiencies associated with the implementation of proactive, integrated, and automated vulnerability management compared to the inefficiencies of a reactive, manual, and fragmented security operation.
Posted: 01 Sep 2011 | Published: 29 Aug 2011

McAfee, Inc.

How to Choose a Cloud Backup Delivery Platform
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Making the right choice is critical to your success delivering cloud backup services to your customers. This resource is here to help you choose a partner that meets the needs of your customers, uses the right technology, has a business model that aligns with yours, and provides value beyond the software. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

Asigra

Quantifying the Value of Investments in HP Agile Solutions
sponsored by HP Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers a new approach to implementing agile which provides the tools and best practices necessary to gauge ROI. Inside, learn how this strategy can take the risk out of switching to agile methods for all of the benefits but none of the guesswork.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 15 Aug 2011

HP Software

Manchester Essex Regional School District: Virtualization helps a Massachusetts school district deliver better education while reducing costs, IT staff burdens and environmental impact
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Manchester Essex Regional School District was looking to build a new school for its 8500 student body, tasking the IT department with finding the most effective way to help build and manage an energy-efficient IT infrastructure. This white paper highlights how VMware data center virtualization and other software helped them achieve their goals.
Posted: 12 Jul 2011 | Published: 12 Jul 2011

VMware, Inc.

Achieving ROI from Enterprise Communications: A Revolutionary Approach
sponsored by Thunderhead
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of how Thunderhead customers have achieved truly revolutionary ROI by streamlining their communications processes through the implementation of the Thunderhead Enterprise Communications platform.
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 | Published: 08 Jul 2011

Thunderhead

Running IT as a Business: Seven Steps to Aligning IT with the Business
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the 7 steps to aligning IT with the business. Find out what they are and how they can help your business provide customer-driven results.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 27 Jun 2011

SAS

Business and Financial Benefits of Virtualization
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When IT executives engage with VMware they often ask themselves many questions, including “How do my metrics compare to my peers with respect to virtualizing my IT environment?”. This exclusive white paper highlights top anecdotes and qualitative research on virtualization's business and financial benefits. Learn more here.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 27 Jun 2011

VMware, Inc.

The Desktop Transformation Project Virtual Desktops – Demystified
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: Desktop virtualization has become a viable and cost justifiable alternative to the standard, physical laptop/desktop system. Review this white paper and learn the technical basics of this initiative along with the expected benefits this environment can bring to your organization.
Posted: 20 Jun 2011 | Published: 20 Jun 2011

Matrix42

The Total Economic Impact of IBM Infosphere Master Data Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Forrester Consulting examined the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying the IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management (MDM) solution.
Posted: 15 Jun 2011 | Published: 14 Jun 2011

IBM
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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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