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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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Cloud Services: Total Economic Benefits Assessment Guide
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: By now, everyone knows that the cloud is a strong option because of its cost benefit. But have you ever done an exact breakdown to see where the savings happen? This paper provides economic comparisons between perpetually licensed software, and newer cloud service equivalents.
Posted: 15 Nov 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

Citrix

Oracle Cloud: What You Need to Know
sponsored by Oracle & Explorer
WHITE PAPER: Everyone has a different idea of cloud computing. Some have a limited view of the cloud despite its recent maturity. Access this white paper to see what cloud computing actually means. You will find out how cloud helps solve real world problems, whether a cloud service is right for your environment, and more.
Posted: 09 Nov 2017 | Published: 09 Nov 2017

Oracle & Explorer

Client Virtualization Planning Guide
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is increasingly the preferred infrastructure solution for virtualized desktop and application deployments. Read this white paper for guidance on planning client virtualization deployments using HCI in order to achieve best-in-class user experience and positive ROI.
Posted: 06 Nov 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Don't Short-Circuit Transformation Efforts: 3 Steps to Maximize ROI
sponsored by Comcast
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, chock full of statistics from research companies like Gartner, IDC, and IDG, uncover3 steps to maximizing your ROI while going through digital transformation.
Posted: 27 Oct 2017 | Published: 27 Oct 2017

Comcast

5 Things to Consider When Comparing Costs for Composable Infrastructure versus Traditional IT
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Composable infrastructure delivers where traditional IT cannot, but is it worth the investment? This Frost & Sullivan report covers five cost and value considerations that will reshape the way you think about composable infrastructure versus traditional IT.
Posted: 23 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Infrastructure Economics: What IT Leaders Can Learn from the CFO Organization and Vice Versa
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
ANALYST REPORT: The IT and finance departments share a commitment to ensuring that every investment provides maximum value to the business. Access this Frost & Sullivan paper to learn how to get IT and finance teams to see things from the same perspective, bust infrastructure myths, and frame the conversation moving forward.
Posted: 20 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Are You Still Paying for Virtualization?
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: It's important to periodically ask whether the benefits your business gets from virtualization tools are commensurate with the cost. Many organizations inevitably find that they are paying to license tools they either aren't using at all or are not getting much benefit from. Access this white paper to learn how to lower your virtualization costs.
Posted: 19 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Nutanix

Re-Engineering the Hybrid Cloud Journey: The 5 Critical Phases
sponsored by CloudVelox
WHITE PAPER: Previous ideas about optimal re-architecting for cloud optimization have grinded hybrid cloud projects to a halt, so a new strategy has emerged. This guide outlines the five critical phases of this new hybrid cloud migration strategy based on automation and post-migration optimization and refactoring.
Posted: 17 Oct 2017 | Published: 17 Oct 2017

CloudVelox

Amazon Web Services Planning Guide for Chief Financial Officers
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
EBOOK: This white paper explores the financial drivers behind cloud adoption and raises important questions about staffing and technology decisions that are critical to success.
Posted: 17 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2017

Amazon Web Services

HudsonAlpha Maximizing the Impact of Its Genomics Research with HPE Synergy
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
CASE STUDY: HudsonAlpha, a nonprofit genomics research institute, realized that they needed to upgrade their IT infrastructure to support growth and to manage the resulting appetite of its users for computing and data resources. They chose a composable infrastructure. Read this IDC case study to find out why.
Posted: 10 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Achieve The Benefits Of Cloud With Your Critical Applications
sponsored by Cintra
WHITE PAPER: It is time to migrate your applications to the cloud. Many organizations have already started this process, some even realizing new capabilities. Access this white paper to learn about the benefits you can expect to realize from migrating to the cloud.
Posted: 06 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Cintra

Giving a US Ticket Distribution Company Insight Required to Reduce Risk and Waste in AWS
sponsored by Densify
CASE STUDY: A ticket distribution company was struggling with a public cloud business management tool, having to manually right-size instances, therefore realizing sub-optimal results. Read this case study to find out how this company was able to gain detailed visibility into their services and maintain ongoing optimization to eliminate both risks and waste.
Posted: 04 Oct 2017 | Published: 04 Oct 2017

Densify

Leading Energy Provider Gets Insight into Hosting Alternatives for AWS Workloads
sponsored by Densify
CASE STUDY: In this case study, a leading energy provider in North American acquired a Canadian provider that had 368 AWS cloud instances. Read on to find out how this company gained the insight they needed to discuss new hosting platforms with its consulting services partner.
Posted: 04 Oct 2017 | Published: 04 Oct 2017

Densify

GVC Gaming Boosts Efficiency and Reduces Costs
sponsored by Cintra
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn how one company was able to establish a new enterprise architecture that took full advantage of cloud computing's benefits, wile shifting IT from a traditional maintenance role to a business innovation center.
Posted: 04 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Cintra

IoT Edge #1: Cost Optimization
sponsored by Atos
VIDEO: The Internet of Things (IoT) may seem like a hassle to incorporate, but it is worth it when you consider how much data can be leveraged. Take a minute to learn about the use cases of IoT for cost optimization through predictive maintenance.
Posted: 02 Oct 2017 | Premiered: 03 Aug 2017

Atos

Igniting Innovation with Servers
sponsored by Dell EMC Intel (Xeon) ®
WHITE PAPER: Servers are the bedrock of the modern software-defined data center and the key to building a flexible, efficient and cloud-enabled infrastructure. Access this white paper to learn about a server that provides security and scalability.
Posted: 29 Sep 2017 | Published: 29 Sep 2017

Dell EMC Intel (Xeon) ®

Four Reasons Shorter Server Refresh Cycles Are Better For Business
sponsored by Dell EMC Intel (Xeon) ®
RESOURCE: When is the last time you refreshed your servers? Here are four reasons why you cannot afford to put off updating your IT infrastructure. Also, what did IDC's research reveal that might surprise you?
Posted: 29 Sep 2017 | Published: 29 Sep 2017

Dell EMC Intel (Xeon) ®

Accelerate Business Agility with Faster Server Refresh Cycles
sponsored by Dell EMC Intel (Xeon) ®
WHITE PAPER: IDC recently measured the business value of refreshing server infrastructure and the impact on business outcomes. Access this white paper to learn why you need to refresh your infrastructure on a faster cadence and how you stand to benefit.
Posted: 29 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Dell EMC Intel (Xeon) ®

The Human Cost of a Move to the Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: When it comes to moving to the cloud, you have two choices: use a managed service provider (MSP) or do-it-yourself (DIY). Access this infographic to learn about the focus areas you will have to consider, whether MSP or DIY gets you to the cloud faster, and which option is cheaper.
Posted: 28 Sep 2017 | Published: 28 Sep 2017

Rackspace

Accelerate Business Agility with Faster Server Refresh Cycles
sponsored by Dell EMC Intel (Xeon) ®
RESOURCE: Refreshing your servers is a task you only have to do every few years and leads to accelerated business agility and significant cost savings. Access this IDC infographic to learn why you need a regular server refresh strategy in place.
Posted: 28 Sep 2017 | Published: 28 Sep 2017

Dell EMC Intel (Xeon) ®

Top 3 reasons why your public cloud bills are higher than they should be and what to do about it
sponsored by Densify
WEBCAST: Most organization's that utilize public cloud feel their bill is higher than necessary. EMA Research shows that 42% of users see public cloud cost control as their top investment priority in 2017. Access this webcast to learn the top reasons your public cloud bills are so high and what to do about them.
Posted: 27 Sep 2017 | Premiered: Sep 27, 2017

Densify

Practical Steps to Optimizing Your Use of Public Cloud Capacity
sponsored by Densify
WEBCAST: The wide adoption of public cloud is forcing organizations to expand the role of their capacity management teams, bringing a new set of challenges. Fortunately, we can build on previous experiences with resource optimization in traditional virtual environments to solve these new challenges.
Posted: 27 Sep 2017 | Premiered: Sep 27, 2017

Densify

Analyst Report: Digital Business Demands Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by Dell EMC Intel®
RESOURCE: As more organizations focus their efforts on transforming their IT to better handle business in the digital economy, hybrid cloud is becoming a core technology. Access this infographic--and the white paper it is based on--to learn how hybrid cloud helps meet digital business demands.
Posted: 27 Sep 2017 | Published: 27 Sep 2017

Dell EMC Intel®

4 Real Business Benefits Of Routine Server Refreshes
sponsored by Dell EMC Intel (Xeon) ®
RESOURCE: IT departments across the world are transitioning from their roles as maintenance teams to that of business innovation drivers. Access this infographic--and the IDC white paper it is based on--to learn why you need to upgrade your servers in order to maintain your competitive edge.
Posted: 27 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Dell EMC Intel (Xeon) ®

Leveraging Public PaaS to Drive Business Benefits
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In order to meet the demand for new business applications with intuitiveness and functionality similar to that of consumer apps, many organizations are turning to public platform as a service (PaaS) for faster app development. Access this white paper to learn why.
Posted: 27 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Oracle Corporation
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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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