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ALSO CALLED: Return On Investment, ROI Calculators, Cost Calculators, IT ROI
DEFINITION: For a given use of money in an enterprise, the ROI (return on investment) is how much profit or cost saving is realized. An ROI calculation is sometimes used along with other approaches to develop a business case for a given proposal. The overall ROI for an enterprise is sometimes used as a way to grade how well a company is managed. If an enterprise has immediate objectives of getting market  … 
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E-Guide: Server Virtualization: Expert Overview of Costs, Trends and More
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide, brought to you by SearchServerVirtualization.com and Dell, provides an overview of the expenses associated with virtualization and highlights virtual server trends. Gain insight into the tangible virtualization costs, and learn how to keep pace with the changing server virtualization market.
Posted: 01 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

SearchDataCenter.com

Is proving short-term unified communications ROI really necessary?
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide takes a close look at the different ways ROI can be determined. Uncover how UC is being justified in organizations, how to take full advantage of its benefits and what you can expect from UC in the future.
Posted: 05 Jul 2011 | Published: 05 Jul 2011

SearchSecurity.com

E-Guide: How to Determine if VDI is Right for your Company and Ways to Overcome Common Annoyances
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EGUIDE: Even though the thought of virtual desktops has caught everyone's attention, the actual number of installations remains small. This expert e-guide from SearchVirtualDesktop.com explains how organizations can determine whether this technology is right for them by calculating the return on investment from VDI.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 26 May 2011

SearchDataCenter.com

E-Book: Improving Supply Chain Visibility via Technology: Options, trends, and ROI-driven projects
sponsored by iMANY
EBOOK: Brush up on the latest technologies for supply chain visibility that will improve efficiency and get your company a higher ROI.
Posted: 20 Sep 2011 | Published: 20 Sep 2011

iMANY

Best practices for building a cloud computing infrastructure
sponsored by SAVVIS
EGUIDE: This e-guide takes a close look at what you need to know about building a cloud computing infrastructure to serve dual purposes and top recommendations to get started. Uncover the key to successful cloud computing infrastructure, best practices to build a private cloud and things you should know about the cloud before you begin.
Posted: 12 Sep 2011 | Published: 12 Sep 2011

SAVVIS

E-Guide: Cloud ROI Tips for Finding the Bottom Line
sponsored by F5 Networks
EGUIDE: Storage experts know it can be difficult to accurately determine cloud ROI. With pay-as-you-grow formulas driving many cloud storage strategies, it can be a challenge to determine which metrics are most reliable. This e-guide examines steps storage managers can follow to accurately calculate their ROI.
Posted: 12 Sep 2011 | Published: 12 Sep 2011

F5 Networks

How to determine if VDI is right for your company and ways to overcome common annoyances
sponsored by Intel
EGUIDE: Companies are still deciding if a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has a place in their organizations. This expert e-guide from SearchVirtualDesktop.com explains how to calculate the return on investment from VDI to determine if this technology makes sense for your organization.
Posted: 01 Sep 2011 | Published: 01 Sep 2011

Intel

Operational Efficiencies of Proactive Vulnerability Management
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this paper to explore the operational and economic efficiencies associated with the implementation of proactive, integrated, and automated vulnerability management compared to the inefficiencies of a reactive, manual, and fragmented security operation.
Posted: 01 Sep 2011 | Published: 29 Aug 2011

McAfee, Inc.

The Value of BI: Driving a More Agile Enterprise
sponsored by Alteryx, Inc.
EBOOK: This e-book explores the value of BI, including its return on investment, the pros and cons of purchasing versus custom-building a BI application and how recent trends are changing the BI landscape.
Posted: 31 Aug 2011 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Alteryx, Inc.

How to Choose a Cloud Backup Delivery Platform
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Making the right choice is critical to your success delivering cloud backup services to your customers. This resource is here to help you choose a partner that meets the needs of your customers, uses the right technology, has a business model that aligns with yours, and provides value beyond the software. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

Asigra

Presentation Transcript: Developing Your Cloud Strategy
sponsored by Intel
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This transcript looks at five key factors you need to consider as you begin putting together a cloud strategy. Jeffrey Ritter focuses on what is required to better assure any investment in the cloud will return the projected ROI.
Posted: 18 Aug 2011 | Published: 18 Aug 2011

Intel

Presentation Transcript: The Role of Tape in Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Despite the growth of remote backup over the network, tape is still a key element in disaster recovery (DR) plans. In this transcript of a recent Webcast, Pierre Dorion, data center practice director at Long View Systems Inc., answers common tape backup questions as they relate to DR.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 15 Aug 2011

Iron Mountain

Quantifying the Value of Investments in HP Agile Solutions
sponsored by HP Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers a new approach to implementing agile which provides the tools and best practices necessary to gauge ROI. Inside, learn how this strategy can take the risk out of switching to agile methods for all of the benefits but none of the guesswork.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 15 Aug 2011

HP Software

FAQ Guide: The Role of Tape in Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: Despite the growth of remote backup over the network, tape is still a key element in disaster recovery (DR) plans. Pierre Dorion, data center practice director at Long View Systems Inc., answers common tape backup questions as they relate to DR.
Posted: 05 Aug 2011 | Published: 05 Aug 2011

Iron Mountain

Computer Weekly 19 July 2011: A Conversation with the CIO of one of the UK government’s biggest IT estates
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: In this week's issue of Computer Weekly we talk exclusively to one of the top CIOs in UK government about the challenges of innovating with IT at a time when the public sector is forced to make huge cuts in spending. An informative buyer's guide on desktop virtualisation is also featured, plus much more. Download this issue now.
Posted: 18 Jul 2011 | Published: 18 Jul 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Manchester Essex Regional School District: Virtualization helps a Massachusetts school district deliver better education while reducing costs, IT staff burdens and environmental impact
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Manchester Essex Regional School District was looking to build a new school for its 8500 student body, tasking the IT department with finding the most effective way to help build and manage an energy-efficient IT infrastructure. This white paper highlights how VMware data center virtualization and other software helped them achieve their goals.
Posted: 12 Jul 2011 | Published: 12 Jul 2011

VMware, Inc.

How to Max Your Mobile Monitoring Performance for Real ROI
sponsored by Neustar®
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, find out how monitoring your mobile performance for ROI can accelerate and maximize your mobile investment. Join Patrick Lightbody, Director of Product Management at Neustar Webmetrics, as he discusses how to interpret real ROI and take action based on the results.
Posted: 12 Jul 2011 | Published: 20 Jun 2011

Neustar®

Achieving ROI from Enterprise Communications: A Revolutionary Approach
sponsored by Thunderhead
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of how Thunderhead customers have achieved truly revolutionary ROI by streamlining their communications processes through the implementation of the Thunderhead Enterprise Communications platform.
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 | Published: 08 Jul 2011

Thunderhead

Process and document management flexibility
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Integrated process solution automated several hundred business processes Replaced several legacy systems with redundant workflow capabilities Key centerpiece of enterprise architecture.
Posted: 07 Jul 2011 | Published: 07 Jul 2011

IBM

Case Study: Compellent SAN earns an A+ in ROI for the University of North Texas
sponsored by Dell Compellent
CASE STUDY: UNT needed to deploy a new SAN that could meet the performance, ease-of-management, and cost requirements. In the search for the right solution, they went through an extensive cost of ownership analysis of the competing vendors. Read this Case Study to learn more about the solution they found.
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | Published: 29 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

Running IT as a Business: Seven Steps to Aligning IT with the Business
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the 7 steps to aligning IT with the business. Find out what they are and how they can help your business provide customer-driven results.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 27 Jun 2011

SAS

Business and Financial Benefits of Virtualization
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When IT executives engage with VMware they often ask themselves many questions, including “How do my metrics compare to my peers with respect to virtualizing my IT environment?”. This exclusive white paper highlights top anecdotes and qualitative research on virtualization's business and financial benefits. Learn more here.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 27 Jun 2011

VMware, Inc.

E-Guide: Best Practices for Managing Virtual Machines
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: There are many things to consider when designing storage to support a virtual desktop infrastructure environment. While budgets may limit some of your options, there are a number of creative solutions available that can help you get the performance your virtual desktops will require. Read this guide to learn more.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

How to calculate the advantages of a private cloud to make a business case
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: When it comes to justifying a private cloud strategy to executives, IT pros have their work cut out for them because of the confusion surrounding this platform. This expert e-guide highlights effective ways to calculate the cost advantages of a private cloud model and more.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Desktop Transformation Project Virtual Desktops – Demystified
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: Desktop virtualization has become a viable and cost justifiable alternative to the standard, physical laptop/desktop system. Review this white paper and learn the technical basics of this initiative along with the expected benefits this environment can bring to your organization.
Posted: 20 Jun 2011 | Published: 20 Jun 2011

Matrix42
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ROI DEFINITION (continued): … For a given use of money in an enterprise, the ROI (return on investment) is how much profit or cost saving is realized. An ROI calculation is sometimes used along with other approaches to develop a business case for a given proposal. The overall ROI for an enterprise is sometimes used as a way to grade how well a company is managed. If an enterprise has immediate objectives of getting market revenue share, building infrastructure, positioning itself for sale, or other objectives, a return on investment might be measured in terms of meeting one or more of these objectives rather than in immediate profit or cost saving.
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