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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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How Open Source Subscriptions Deliver Business Value
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Transferring to open source software (OSS) requires careful guidance to ensure security and maximize ROI during execution. Access this white paper to learn what to look for in an OSS vendor to guide your transition and see what one company offers as part of their customer experience.
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Red Hat

Quantify the Tangible Business Value of BI
sponsored by Yellowfin
CASE STUDY: IT professionals often struggle with focusing their BI initiatives to provide both useful insights and high ROI. In this Forrester research report, discover some proven ways to optimize your analytics program by starting your initiative with simple BI business cases, implementing Forrester's "Total Economic Impact" approach, and more.
Posted: 16 Jan 2017 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Yellowfin

How Color Printing Makes Learning More Interesting
sponsored by Xerox
BROCHURE: 77% of students learn better from printouts and 69% better understand new information when presented in color. Unfortunately, color printing is an expensive option. Access this white paper to learn how printers are working to improve student learning while managing costs.
Posted: 09 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

Xerox

4 Starting Points for PPM
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Traditional project management techniques are failing and rushing to incorporate new technologies will only make it worse. This white paper offers 4 starting points that will enable you to redesign your project management strategy and overcome common PPM problems before introducing new tech.
Posted: 09 Jan 2017 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Business Management ROI Improvement Guide
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Can the software you depend on grow alongside your business? Access this guide to business management ROI improvement to explore the 6 simple steps to optimizing software implementation, maximize ROI in the process, what to look for in KPIs, and more.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 14 Dec 2016

Sage Software

Paper free – are we there yet?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: In this comprehensive report, AIIM Market Intelligence takes an in-depth look at the amount of paper in the office, the impediments to removing it, the take up of digital mailrooms and multi-channel capture, and the increasing exploitation of mobile and cloud.
Posted: 06 Dec 2016 | Published: 06 Dec 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

How to Expedite Portfolio Analysis
sponsored by Innotas
DATA SHEET: Traditional project portfolio planning is both labor and time intensive. Access this data sheet to learn about predictive portfolio analysis and how it can help expedite processes that are usually done by hand. Learn about the top challenges facing portfolio planning.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Innotas

Procurement Automation 101: 4 Components of Automated P2P Success
sponsored by Basware
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations are facing challenges under the umbrella of indirect expenses, and are looking to automated purchase-to-pay (P2P) for answers. Explore the 4 critical components of P2P and their key drivers. Learn how to successfully deploy automated P2P, and how much your organization can save.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

Basware

How to Make a Business Case for AP Automation
sponsored by Basware
EBOOK: The benefits of automating accounts payable processes are indisputable, but many are dragging their feet because professionals aren't sure how to pitch management in order to get approval. Learn about the 6 steps to making a successful pitch for automating your accounts payable process.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 18 Nov 2016

Basware

Customer Centricity Starts with Your Content
sponsored by IBM
MICROSITE: Your content is one of your most important assets, and chances are that you aren't getting everything you can from it. Access this comprehensive guide, which includes a customer video, webcast, and an e-book that are designed to help you make your content work for you.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Mar 2015

IBM

Frameworks for Assessing WebRTC ROI
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Dean Bubley, founder of Disruptive Analysis, discusses several use cases for calculating the ROI for the open-framework WebRTC in contact centers. As WebRTC becomes a larger norm, learn how to calculate its ROI for your organization and make the most of your investment.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Oracle Corporation

Case Study: Home Healthcare Company Drives Its Business and Improves Patient Care
sponsored by Salesforce.com
RESOURCE: This IDC report analyzes the CRM tool one home healthcare provider implemented and how it improved patient tracking, enabled them to retain patients for repeat business and increased referral acceptance from 10% up to 75%.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Salesforce.com

The top 5 risks of delaying a move to the cloud
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: We were told that cloud hosting was the inevitable norm and have since been waiting for an unavoidable takeover. The recent significant drops in cost mean that time is now. Read on to learn about five reasons why delaying a move to the cloud is creating risk for your organization.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016

Infor

Open Sandwich Architecture Provides Scalable Performance and High Availability for Next-Generation Firewalls
sponsored by Array Networks
RESOURCE: As network speeds and network security requirements continue to evolve, meeting your next-generation firewall's (NGFW) requirements by scaling up hardware capabilities becomes more difficult. Read this white paper to discover how employing application delivery controllers can help you meet your NGFW's requirements without scaling hardware.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Array Networks

Obey these 10 BYOD golden rules
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Bring your own device (BYOD) is the facet of mobility that is leaving many organizations feeling vulnerable. Here are ten rules, each broken down, to keep you on the right track to taking full advantage of all that mobility has to offer.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

IBM MaaS360

Software-Defined Storage: Delivering Greater Business Value and ROI
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
WHITE PAPER: Storage has always been a pain point for IT organizations. Estimating data storage capacity requirements for the next three to five years is difficult enough, not to mention the significant capital outlay. Access this white paper to learn about the challenges of current storage infrastructures, lowering TCOs, and more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016


How to Determine if Cloud ERP Software is Right for You
sponsored by Sage Software
EGUIDE: Most businesses wait until the pain points grow too large before accepting the need for an ERP system. In this guide, expert IT strategist Adam Boyce helps you determine if cloud ERP software can successfully future-proof your business and explores the differences between on-premise and cloud ERP software.
Posted: 21 Dec 2016 | Published: 19 Dec 2016

Sage Software

Your Guide To E-Procurement Software
sponsored by Basware
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn the key points to consider when choosing your e-procurement software. Plus, discover a comparison of the top 15 vendors, and an in-depth look at one vendor's purchase-to-pay feature. Access tis e-guide now to find out which e-procurement best suits your business' needs.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Basware

Guide to Common Cloud Computing Questions
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: This eGuide helps you address your organization's security needs and bust the most common cloud computing myths wide open by gaining an understanding of what cloud computing actually is and what it can deliver for your organization.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 | Published: 08 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Financial Services: Creating the Connected Customer Experience
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: Success in the financial services industry means creating a connected customer experience in every interaction, in every part of the institution. This guide walks you through each step and the different roles to be played in creating connected customers.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Avaya TSG

"Meet the Performance Management Customer" Virtual Roundtable
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Tune into this virtual roundtable and listen to four industry leaders discuss why they made the leap toward implementing performance management for their organizations. Watch them discuss the impact of performance management across the enterprise, including ROI.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Premiered: Feb 12, 2016

IBM

Garland, Texas Saves More Than $200,000 with VM Software-Driven Control
sponsored by Turbonomic
CASE STUDY: After implementing an Operations Manager, The City of Garland quickly realized its resource misallocation, letting it efficiently utilize all resources. Read this case study to learn more about how implementing an Operations Manager saved the city of Garland an estimated $300,000.
Posted: 15 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Turbonomic

Cost Savings and Business Benefits Enabled by InfoSphere Information Server
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: In this Forrester report, examine the potential ROI your enterprise can realize by deploying InfoSphere Information Server as part of your overall information architecture integration strategy. Learn how it can improve access to trusted information to create deeper insights and foster smarter decision-making.
Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

IBM

Understanding Your IT Economics: A Guide to IT Infrastructures
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: Which IT infrastructure costs less? In this resource, you will learn about a detailed assessment your company can employ to help examine the economic differences between different platforms, and provide recommendations to determine your strategic IT infrastructure.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 04 Mar 2016

IBM

Open Source Strategies Spark Security and Integration Concerns
sponsored by Black Duck Software
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, experts discuss the importance of moving past security concerns with open source strategies. Find out how your enterprise can keep your infrastructure secure with open source strategies so that you can meet your high-performance needs.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Black Duck 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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