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ALSO CALLED: Benefit-Cost Analysis, Cost Analysis, DCA, Cost Management, Benefit Cost Analysis, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Financial Analysis, Decision Cost Analysis
DEFINITION: A technique designed to determine the feasibility of a project or plan by quantifying its costs and benefits.
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Calculating Cloud ROI : From the Customer Perspective
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This white paper lays out a framework to help IT and business decision makers calculate the return on investment of cloud services.
Posted: 15 Mar 2013 | Published: 01 Jul 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Benefits Management: How to increase the business value of your IT projects
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: This book extract explains how organisation can uses benefits management techniques to increase the value of IT projects to the business.
Posted: 15 Feb 2013 | Published: 15 Feb 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Finance for IT decision makers: Making business cases
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: This extract from Michael Blackstaff's book, Finance for IT decision makers, teaches you how to make effective business and financial cases for IT projects.
Posted: 14 Jan 2013 | Published: 14 Jan 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Service excellence and Managed Print Services
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: First class service and support is essential in a managed print service, say analysts Louella Fernandes and Clive Longbottom.
Posted: 27 Sep 2012 | Published: 27 Sep 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Cloud delivers 1.7 times more ROI
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ANALYST REPORT: Nucleus Research evaluates the business case for running applications in the cloud.
Posted: 27 Sep 2012 | Published: 27 Sep 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Buyer's Guide: Healthcare in IT
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: This 7 page buyer's guide looks at the future of electronic healthcare records, healthcare technology and the use of mobile technology.
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 | Published: 21 Sep 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Presenting the Upsides and Downsides of Server Virtualization to Management
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Convincing top management of the benefits of server virtualization is crucial to the success of your virtualization project. This expert e-guide breaks down the pros and cons of server virtualization, and offers advice for how to make the best business case.
Posted: 25 Jul 2012 | Published: 25 Jul 2012

SearchDataCenter.com

Realizing Cloud Cost Savings
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: This expert e-book discusses the importance of evaluating the costs associated with building a private cloud before jumping the gun. Learn how to prove the economic value of this environment, learn about hidden costs, and discover surprising savings you might not know about.
Posted: 12 Jun 2012 | Published: 12 Jun 2012

SearchDataCenter.com

Gartner: Best practices in virtualisation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: Philip Dawson, Gartner VP offers best practice advice for organisations looking to virtualise their IT infrastructure.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 09 Mar 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Cloud Computing for Business
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: This  guide from the Open Group, offers advice on assessing how cloud fits into your IT organisation
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

IT in the UK SMB (Small and Medium sized Business) Sector
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: This report from Knowledge Peers and Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), reveals what leaders of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) think of IT – its strategic value, its potential, and the changing way in which it is being used in their organisations.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+ Quocirca report: The evolving MPS landscape
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Managed print services (MPS) offer organisations the opportunity to control costs, reduce the complexity of managing a heterogeneous infrastructure and improve business processes.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 11 Oct 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: Compass: How benchmarking can identify IT savings
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Benchmarking, or the analysis of operational costs, productivity, and service levels in a comparative context of market standards, is a firmly established management tool.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 22 Oct 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Quantifying the Costs and Benefits of Archiving Your Email and Other Electronic Content
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This essential cost-benefit analysis illustrates through several use cases and examples how businesses can benefit from properly archiving electronic content and email. Discover how much time, money and energy your company should expect to save from implementing sound retention policies and capabilities.
Posted: 23 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Dell Software

Database Manageability and Productivity Cost Comparison Study: Oracle Database 11g Release 2 vs. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Release 2
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Review this cost comparison study of Oracle Database 11g R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and uncover which technology came out on top. Find out which solution offered a 49% higher time savings, 46% more in complexity savings, and whose time savings amounted to saving $58,800 per year per database administrator.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 25 Jun 2012

Oracle Corporation

6 Ways to Reduce IT Expenditures in the Next 3 Years
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This paper considers six ways SMBs can trim IT costs: private clouds, storage virtualization, disaster recovery, business intelligence, backup and data protection, and Windows 7 migration via virtualization.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 21 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Managing Costs More Effectively
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Ventana Research paper identifies the IT components that can be used to identify ways to improve cost management for success in today's recovering yet volatile market.
Posted: 02 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

SAP America, Inc.

IBM Systems Consolidation Evaluation Tool
sponsored by IBM
ASSESSMENT TOOL: This evaluation tool provides a high level analysis of your infrastructure so you can weigh the costs against the risks of maintaining existing processes. Compare four migration scenarios and determine which makes sense for your organisation.
Posted: 28 Sep 2011 | Published: 28 Sep 2011

IBM

What CFOs Should Ask their Software Development Leaders
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper illustrates a new way of thinking about the funding of IT software projects, one that considers funding in terms of investment, and value as an expansive, longitudinal variable.
Posted: 20 Sep 2011 | Published: 20 Sep 2011

IBM

ORC International Database Manageability and Productivity Cost Comparison Study: Oracle Database 11g Release 2 vs. IBM DB2 Enterprise 9.7
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: Conducted by the research firm ORC International, this study found that performing common database management tasks for Oracle Database 11g R2 took less time and fewer resources than performing the same tasks for DB2 Enterprise 9.7. Although funded by Oracle, the study was independently conducted by ORC.
Posted: 06 Sep 2011 | Published: 06 Sep 2011

Oracle Corporation

Analyst Report: Forrester - Product innovation demands more flexible software delivery
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: In September 2010, the IBM Corporation commissioned the Forrester Consulting group to conduct a study whose aim was to better understand the critical role software innovation plays in product development. Download the report to see the results.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

IBM

Top 10 reasons why HP software customers are moving to IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Take a moment to see how many of these top 10 benefits you’re realizing with your HP Software solutions. And then remember: With IBM, you can achieve them all.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

IBM

Oracle Exadata and Netezza TwinFin™ Compared
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This eBook will explain the fundamental differences between the Netezza TwinFin and Oracle Exadata solutions. You will learn which solutions best meet your business needs and how to achieve optimal results from your data.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

IBM

WebSphere Application Server v7 vs. Oracle WebLogic 11g
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This document briefly covers key differences between IBM® WebSphere® Application Server and Oracle WebLogic Server. While both products are of high quality and will perform well even in demanding mission-critical environments, there are still some differences in their efficiency and resulting total cost of ownership.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

IBM

The Value of BI: Driving a More Agile Enterprise
sponsored by Alteryx, Inc.
EBOOK: This e-book explores the value of BI, including its return on investment, the pros and cons of purchasing versus custom-building a BI application and how recent trends are changing the BI landscape.
Posted: 31 Aug 2011 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Alteryx, Inc.
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