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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 capability approach to enterprise architecture
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IT BRIEFING: A capability-led approach to enterprise architecture provides the rigour and structure that will allow companies to ‘do EA properly’ and deliver real business value, this paper argues.
Posted: 13 Jan 2012 | Published: 13 Jan 2012

Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2013
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: A global panel of experts identify the top 10 trends in project management in 2013
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 24 Jan 2013

IT in the UK SMB (Small and Medium sized Business) Sector
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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

A clearer horizon. Do CIOs have more clarity about cloud computing?
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IT BRIEFING: This research from management consultants, Xantus, shows that while there is still a lack of clarity and a reluctance to fully commit to the cloud, there is a general acceptance from CIOs of the benefits and a growing commitment to develop those benefits.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

B2B Integration and Collaboration: Strategies for Building a ROI Business Case
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Aberdeen conducted a follow-up survey in May 2011 in which over 60 organizations detailed their B2B integration and collaboration issues and challenges - specific focus was given to return on investment (ROI) related issues. This research excerpt summarizes the findings of this survey.
Posted: 16 Nov 2011 | Published: 16 Nov 2011


The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
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WHITE PAPER: In December 2009, Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 May 2010

CW+: Quocirca Report: A gift from IT to the business
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WHITE PAPER: IT managers that fail to embrace on-demand services will hold back the organisation they are supposed to be supporting. Such services can save costs within IT, as well as provide new capabilities to the business that have previously been unavailable or unaffordable.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2010

CW+: The Open Group: Building return on investment from cloud computing
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WHITE PAPER: This White Paper presents the initial conclusions from The Open Group on how to build and measure Return on Investment (ROI) from Cloud Computing. It was produced by the Cloud Business Artifacts (CBA) project of The Open Group Cloud Computing Work Group.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

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


IDC Vendor Spotlight: Leveraging Next-Generation Service Delivery In The Cloud
sponsored by CSC
WHITE PAPER: Changing business requirements and customer demands are pushing cloud to the forefront. Access this exclusive report from IDC to investigate the key benefits that cloud has over traditional delivery models, current market trends, cloud offerings and challenges providers are facing.
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012


Service2Media Accelerates its time to market with HP Cloud Solutions (5 min video):
sponsored by HP
VIDEOCAST: This essential videocast discusses how one mobile application developer took advantage of cloud computing solutions to advance its business model, stay ahead of the competition and accelerate time to market.
Posted: 09 Jan 2012 | Premiered: Jan 9, 2012


Agile development meets IT operations - in the cloud
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Whether you're using agile methodologies or a traditional waterfall approach, this white paper can tell you how cloud can be your opportunity to integrate apps and ops into a seamless team that produces and maintains higher-quality applications and services.
Posted: 28 Dec 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Tailoring Your Desktop Virtualization to User Needs
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can improve your desktop virtualization implementation with a deep understanding of your current desktop, application and device usage. Assessing the economic impact of desktop virtualization can help your organization maximize benefits and minimize risks.
Posted: 15 Dec 2011 | Published: 15 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Server Virtualization: Expert Overview of Costs, Trends and More
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: Understanding the costs and trends associated with server virtualization is very important, as well as understanding the role of virtual platforms for your business.
Posted: 30 Nov 2011 | Published: 30 Nov 2011

Dell, Inc.

Capturing Value from Patient-Centered Care
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the leading practices employed by healthcare systems worldwide and proposes a patient-centered care approach for IT investment that combines a series of capabilities to improve quality care, reduce operating costs and optimize revenue.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Published: 18 Nov 2011


Irish Dairy Board Cuts Admin Costs and Optimizes Order-to-Cash Processes with IBM Sterling e-Invoicing Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this report and discover how the Irish Dairy Board achieved user productivity increase, cost reduction, significant improvements in order to cash and more.
Posted: 16 Nov 2011 | Published: 16 Nov 2011


Get a Grip on Mobile Bill Management
sponsored by Xigo
EBOOK: Mobile communications are common in today’s enterprises. The challenges of mobile expenses are daunting. This E-Book discusses the challenges and solutions needed to analyze mobile use and manage costs.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 15 Nov 2011


Deliver the Web Access Your Users Want With the Control You Need
sponsored by DataDirect Networks
WHITE PAPER: URL filtering is the linchpin of effective web access control, although URL-filtering databases are now largely commoditized. Blue Coat WebFilter, with its cloud-connected architecture and inputs from a worldwide community of users, is best-in-class for web threat protection.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

DataDirect Networks

Top five considerations for small and midsize businesses looking to deploy virtual desktops
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the top 5 VDI considerations from an SMB point of view, recognizing the unique resource and budget constraints, and compare approaches that will help you select the best solution for your organization. View now to explore how you can cut operational costs and improve worker productivity by implementing virtual desktops. 
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 | Published: 31 Oct 2011


Optimizing Power Consumption and Data Center Efficiency
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: With data center challenges on the rise, IT professionals can leverage data center instrumentation and server refresh to maintain productivity levels over time.  Access this white paper to drive efficiency at system, platform, and facility levels to ensure optimal ROI in your enterprise.
Posted: 27 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2011


10 Reasons to Buy a Software Licensing & Entitlement Management Solution
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the top 10 reasons why most software vendors and high-tech manufacturers choose to buy a COTS software licensing and entitlement management solution.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Oct 2011

Flexera Software

The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Businesses widely deploy CRM solutions, and interest in expanding their use is high. Access this Forrester report to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment(ROI) of one CRM software deployment.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Oct 2011


What to consider when upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1
sponsored by Fujitsu & Oracle
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the 12 and 12.1 releases of Oracle E-Business Suite and the benefits that each software offers to businesses.
Posted: 11 Oct 2011 | Published: 11 Oct 2011

Fujitsu & Oracle

Optimizing Power Consumption and Data Center Efficiency
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get advice on how to enhance efficiency in your data center and take a closer look at what needs to be done in the system, platform, and facilities level of your enterprise.
Posted: 06 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Oct 2011

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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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