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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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Measurably Different Measurably Better
sponsored by Virtustream
RESOURCE: Did you know that you could use your virtual machines (VMs) to measure cloud consumption? Knowing exactly how you are utilizing the cloud will enable you to better control your resources. Read this infographic to learn how to realize a 10-40% reduction in virtualized resource consumption.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Published: 19 Sep 2017

Virtustream

Desktop Monitor Overview
sponsored by TechData - Samsung
EBOOK: Desktop monitors. Everyone needs them and everyone overlooks the impact they have on the workplace until one of them stops working. Take a minute to skim this e-book and learn about the latest advances in desktop monitor technology to see how it can impact your employees' productivity.
Posted: 15 Sep 2017 | Published: 15 Sep 2017

TechData - Samsung

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for App TCO Analysis
sponsored by Apptio
RESOURCE: Read this infographic to learn the five reasons that application TCO analysis fails and 20 questions to help you avoid them.
Posted: 13 Sep 2017 | Published: 13 Sep 2017

Apptio

The Business Value of the Connected Mainframe for Digital Transformation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IDC study examines the connected mainframe. What are the key attributes? Why is it better to adopt it slowly? How can you realize a 300% ROI? Read on to find out how this will help your IT organization transition from business supporters to drivers of business growth and innovation.
Posted: 11 Sep 2017 | Published: 29 Dec 2016

IBM

Flexibility Creates Major Efficiencies and Revenue for International Bottling Investments Group
sponsored by Virtustream
CASE STUDY: One investment group needed a way to train members across 18 markets, juggling unique challenges via a unified management approach. Access this case study to learn about the cloud infrastructure migration this group made, and how it impacted their bottom line.
Posted: 05 Sep 2017 | Published: 05 Sep 2017

Virtustream

SDN-Lite: The New Way to Reduce Manual Tasks in the LAN
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: This issue of Network Evolution examines how network pros are using software-defined networking components, centralized management, automation, and policy enforcement to create LANs that are more flexible and easier to integrate.
Posted: 01 Sep 2017 | Published: 01 Sep 2017

SearchNetworking.com

POWER8 Cost Savings Estimator
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE CENTER: This cost estimator tool allows you to compare current and previous generations of servers to see whether a new server is worth the investment. You will also compare two of the most popular datacenter servers on the market.
Posted: 31 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

IBM

Is Your Cloud Delivering What Your Customers And Stakeholders Need?
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: A cloud service provider is the way for independent software vendors to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive market. This Frost & Sullivan white paper identifies five attributes to look for when evaluating a cloud service provider to support your software development businesses.
Posted: 31 Aug 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2017

Microsoft

Manage Cloud Cost and Security
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: Organizations continue to trust AWS with their critical applications, but you are still responsible for providing security and visibility. Access this white paper to learn how to protect your data and applications in the AWS cloud, as well as the five steps to better AWS and cloud cost management.
Posted: 30 Aug 2017 | Published: 04 Aug 2017

Splunk

Case Study: Groundbreaking Workforce Development Enabled by AWS
sponsored by AWS - Sophos
CASE STUDY: The Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) needed a secure way to provide online courses for inmates, ensuring that they stayed in the designated virtual environment. Access this case study to see how the DOC was able to launch the secure AWS environments they needed to put inmates on the path to career success.
Posted: 24 Aug 2017 | Published: 18 Jul 2017

AWS - Sophos

Maximizing Benefits and Controlling Risk in the Cloud
sponsored by Codero
WHITE PAPER: As more organizations shift to the cloud, how can you maximize the return on your investment? What kinds of risks are you going to have to manage? Access this white paper to learn about the concepts and principles underlying success in the cloud through effective resource management.
Posted: 22 Aug 2017 | Published: 22 Aug 2017

Codero

The New Economics of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
RESOURCE CENTER: Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) has emerged as one of the most popular technologies for data center modernization. The surge in popularity comes from its effectiveness and cost-efficiency. Controlling costs may not be the first item on your mind, but it is when it comes to the bottom line. Read on to learn how to lower your TCO with HCI.
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 | Published: 11 Aug 2017

VMware

Hyundai MOBIS Relies on Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS in Developing the Future of the Connected Car
sponsored by Qumulo
CASE STUDY: This case study focuses on the autonomous driving efforts of Hyundai MOBIS. This global presence's previous scale-up storage wasn't able to deliver the necessary performance. They needed a way to analyze terabytes of real-world video data.
Posted: 08 Aug 2017 | Published: 08 Aug 2017

Qumulo

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure: Enabling Business Innovations at Hyper Speed
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Few things move as fast as the IT industry. If you need a refresher or you're still getting up to speed on what hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is and why you need it, you're not alone. Download this HCI primer that explains why it's different than everything before.
Posted: 27 Jul 2017 | Published: 20 Dec 2016

AdvizeX Technologies

Channel Partner Survival Guide to SD-WAN
sponsored by TELoIP Inc.
WHITE PAPER: If you sell WAN appliances, you have already felt the impact of SD-WAN...and it's only going to get worse. In this white paper, you will learn how to adapt by choosing the right SD-WAN technology partner, and take a look at the emerging world of SDN and SD-WAN from both the customer and channel perspectives.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Published: 26 Jul 2017

TELoIP Inc.

How to Tackle the Three Biggest Barriers to Business Mobility
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: 29% of the global workforce is fully mobile, allowing productivity to skyrocket. Mobility is achievable for any business, but there are significant obstacles along the way. Does your workplace know enough about security and implementation to join in? This Whitepaper will help you overcome the biggest barriers to mobility in your business.
Posted: 19 Jul 2017 | Published: 19 Jul 2017

Citrix

IAM Case Study: How to Maximize Your ROI and Security
sponsored by OneLogin
WHITE PAPER: Security and ROI don't have to be antagonistic. Learn how one company achieved a 482% ROI with their IAM over the course of three years, and more.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 17 Jul 2017

OneLogin

10 Ways Manufacturers Can Recoup the Costs of Digitalization Efforts
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: In this brief white paper, discover 10 methods manufacturers can use to realize ROI from their digitalization efforts.
Posted: 14 Jul 2017 | Published: 14 Jul 2017

Infor

Discover the ROI Businesses Achieved When Using this Self-Updating Flash Storage System
sponsored by Pure Storage
RESEARCH CONTENT: In this Forrester report, learn the ROI businesses realized after implementing this subscription-based storage system which provides non-disruptive rolling updates across all platform generations.
Posted: 12 Jul 2017 | Published: 28 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

The Business Value of Securing and Authenticating Wireless and Wired Network Users
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Network access control (NAC) is being largely seen as the answer to faster network security when it comes to dealing with the massive influx of mobile devices. This IDC report gives you what you need to plan your NAC strategy. You will get an overview of market trends, demographics, the business value a NAC system can help you realize, and more.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Published: 29 Dec 2016

Aruba Networks

High Efficiency Modes of Operation
sponsored by Vertiv
WHITE PAPER: Energy efficiency is going to be a key factor in determining business moving forward. This white paper is your guide to maximizing the efficiency of your operations. Learn about an energy efficient UPS system, how it works, and how to incorporate it into your organization's green computing strategy.
Posted: 23 Jun 2017 | Published: 27 Dec 2016

Vertiv

The Business of IT Transformation: Breaking Down the Vagaries
sponsored by Rackspace
WEBCAST: If you're feeling overwhelmed trying to grow your business—you're not alone. Tune into this webcast to hear from the CIO and Digital CTO at Rackspace, who in detail dissect "digital transformation" and highlight the challenges driving businesses like yours to the cloud, with an actionable cloud implementation checklist.
Posted: 23 Jun 2017 | Premiered: Mar 29, 2017

Rackspace

Hybrid Cloud Management: Best Practices
sponsored by Steadfast
EGUIDE: The hybrid cloud market is booming, but there are some operational and management hurdles you will need to clear before you realize this cloud's full potential. This e-guide gives you best practices from the past year and explains the surprisingly significant impact of proper resource and cost management.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017 | Published: 23 Jun 2017

Steadfast

Private Cloud Best Practices
sponsored by Steadfast
EGUIDE: This e-guide enables you to approach your private cloud strategy from a new perspective and covers several best practices to help maximize your ROI.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Published: 22 Jun 2017

Steadfast

Public v Private Cloud: What is Your Cloud Costing You?
sponsored by Steadfast
EGUIDE: There is still no clear winner in the cloud computing battle when it comes to cost. Which one gets you the most bang for your buck? Take a moment to think about your cloud strategy now that you know the true costs involved and use this e-guide to adjust the path of your cloud cost strategy.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Published: 22 Jun 2017

Steadfast
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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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