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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 Global State of the PMO 2012
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IT BRIEFING: This 2012 benchmarking survey from ESI assesses the role of the Project/Programme Management Office (PMO), its development to full-blown maturity and value to the business.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | Published: 17 May 2012

Delivering on high cloud expectations
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Many firms are now planning to run mission critical workloads on public cloud, according to this research from Forrester and BMC.
Posted: 23 Apr 2012 | Published: 10 Mar 2012

The big returns from big data
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ANALYST REPORT: Organisations can earn an incremental ROI of 241 percent by using big data technology to examine large and complex data sets, according to this report from Nucleus Research.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 | Published: 05 Apr 2012

The value of mobile and social to CRM
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ANALYST REPORT: Adding mobile access and social collaboration to CRM delivers significant benefits, this report from Nucleus Research reveals.
Posted: 16 Mar 2012 | Published: 16 Mar 2012

Mobile Apps Stores
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ANALYST BRIEF: Juniper Research analyses the growing market for mobile apps in this report extract.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 09 Mar 2012

The Impact of E.U. Internet Copyright Regulations on Early-Stage Investment
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This study from Booz&Co reveals industry concerns that anti-piracy measures will deter venture capital organisations from investing in internet start-ups.
Posted: 20 Feb 2012 | Published: 20 Feb 2012

Perceptions of business technology in the 21st century
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The Economist Intelligence Unit reviews changing expectations for technology and assesses their implications for  CIOs, the IT function and the business.
Posted: 09 Feb 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2012

Benefits of Cloud-Based Communications
sponsored by Interactive Intelligence, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores the options of moving your contact center applications and Unified Communications strategies to the cloud. Uncover the benefits and opportunities of cloud-based solutions and potential pain points, and get help deciding if the cloud is a good option for your organization.
Posted: 10 May 2012 | Published: 24 Apr 2012

Interactive Intelligence, Inc.

Mobile Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC)
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Explore how you can enable an effective Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) strategy for your mobile enterprise. Discover considerations to make, use cases, and more.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012


ROI Calculator
sponsored by Sage Software
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Many companies are realizing that fixed asset management can be time-consuming and complex, causing them to look for alternative strategies for tracking and reporting. Luckily, new management solutions can help simplify the process, improve efficiency, and cut costs. Check out what these platforms can offer by utilizing this ROI calculator.
Posted: 23 Apr 2012 | Published: 20 Apr 2012

Sage Software

WAN Optimization: Improving Productivity and Increasing Business Value
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Want to achieve faster ROI with WAN optimization? Read the latest IDC report and discover how you can cut IT costs without compromising performance, gain greater efficiency, and improve productivity and overall satisfaction.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 29 Jan 2010

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Major Financial Institution Saves Millions with Cloud Management Software
sponsored by Adaptive Computing
WHITE PAPER: This case study uncovers the secrets to maximizing cloud savings with automated cloud management software. Discover how a major financial institution leveraged both to generate savings to the tune of one billion USD over the course of three years.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 | Published: 21 Jul 2011

Adaptive Computing

Building a Tangible ROI for Data Quality
sponsored by Harte-Hanks Trillium Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers common issues and recommendations on building a business case for data quality initiatives.
Posted: 13 Mar 2012 | Published: 13 Mar 2012

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software

E-Guide: How to know when VDI makes sense
sponsored by NComputing
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, gain insight from desktop virtualization guru, Brian Madden, and discover how traditional local desktops differ from VDI as well as the pros and cons of each approach. Find out the top reasons why you should and shouldn't consider VDI, and how you can calculate the ROI on your VDI investment.
Posted: 12 Mar 2012 | Published: 12 Mar 2012


Top 10 Myths of Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Virtual Computer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: There are many misconceptions about desktop virtualization that prevent businesses from leveraging the many benefits of this technology. This white paper debunks the top 10 myths about desktop virtualization with specific examples and use cases.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Jan 2011

Virtual Computer, Inc.

Maximize Your Storage Spend by Doing More with Less - Transcript
sponsored by Red Hat
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Download this presentation transcript to discover how to free yourself from vendor lock-in by expensive proprietary storage hardware companies, and learn how you can take advantage of today's new wave of storage buying. Find out how you can do more with your existing storage and spend less time and money to accommodate changing workloads.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 23 Feb 2012

Red Hat

Virtual Data Centre UK E-zine Volume 1: How to build an internal, private cloud
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EZINE: Once you make the decision to deploy the cloud, you must then make several important decisions along the way. This expert e-zine provides an in-depth overview of the cloud implementation process, covering private cloud pros and cons, selecting a service provider, and more.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 23 Feb 2012

Maximize Your Storage Spending by Doing More with Less
sponsored by Red Hat
WEBCAST: This webinar will share with you how to free yourselves from vendor lock-in by expensive proprietary storage hardware companies and how you can take advantage of the new wave of storage buying.  You now have an alternative choice through the use of open source software and commodity hardware.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Premiered: Feb 13, 2012

Red Hat

Why Passwords Aren't Strong Enough: Making the Case for Strong Authentication
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: With today’s advanced threat landscape and the increased value placed on information, relying on static passwords is no longer enough. This resource explores the need to strong authentication and the ROI benefits you can gain.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 10 Feb 2012


TIP GUIDE: Determining the ROI of a WMS upgrade
sponsored by HighJump Software
EGUIDE: Ensuring your warehouse management software (WMS) allows for adaptability and control is pivotal. If your current system does not allow for this, it could be time for an upgrade. In this tip guide, you will learn best practices for determining the return on investment (ROI) of a WMS upgrade, tips for customizing your WMS and building a process.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

HighJump Software

Top 10 Steps to Easier ERP Implementations
sponsored by Exact Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides 10 steps to a seamless and profit-focused enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementation for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) like yours.
Posted: 26 Jan 2012 | Published: 26 Jan 2012

Exact Software

Where Cloud Computing is Headed
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WEBCAST: Gain insight on where the cloud is headed in this discussion with Rahul Bakshi, VP, Product for Managed Service, SunGard Availability Services. Find out about upcoming trends, key requirements, ROI considerations and more.
Posted: 23 Jan 2012 | Premiered: Jan 23, 2012

SunGard Availability Services

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers: Competitive Pricing Guide
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This paper compares the pricing of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with VMware vSphere5 for server virtualization. Both the Red Hat subscription pricing and the VMware license and support pricing are explained along with detailed comparisons.
Posted: 20 Jan 2012 | Published: 20 Jan 2012

Red Hat

IT Manager Toolkit
sponsored by AtTask
RESOURCE CENTER: Learn what other IT managers are doing to better understand and organize their work. This free toolkit includes whitepapers, webcasts, and videos that help answer the important questions: What's really going on? Are we on time? When will it be done?
Posted: 19 Jan 2012 | Published: 19 Jan 2012


Master The Cloud
sponsored by CSC
WEBCAST: Enjoy the security and control of private cloud plus the agility and convenience of public cloud with managed cloud services. In this webcast, learn about the advantages of the cloud, and discover how you can tailor your cloud to your application workloads to accelerate ROI.
Posted: 17 Jan 2012 | Premiered: Jan 17, 2012

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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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