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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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Move to Your Private Data Center in the Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
EBOOK: The amount of data your business has to handle lately is dizzying and it is only going to keep growing. It's time to start moving your data center to the cloud. Access this white paper to learn about a public cloud service that will help manage your data center and keep your budget manageable.
Posted: 21 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

4 Top Trends That Are Driving Sales This Year
sponsored by Conga
WHITE PAPER: As we all know, the primary directive in sales is "sell more, sell faster." But the question is; how? Discover the 4 top trends used by innovative companies this year that drive sales.
Posted: 18 Apr 2017 | Published: 18 Apr 2017

Conga

Reduce TCO for Your Data Center with a Streamlined Hardware Maintenance Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how using a lifecycle approach to data center equipment maintenance and consolidating support vendors can help CPOs achieve goals like – reducing TCO, ease of vendor and contract management, optimizing IT availability and more.
Posted: 12 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

IBM

Empower Innovation with the Right Unified Collaboration Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Not only can effective collaboration tools better meet standards for enterprise security, but the business benefits are profound and well-documented. Discover integrated, cloud-based tools that can improve ROI, lower TCO, increase efficiency and user satisfaction, and more.
Posted: 05 Apr 2017 | Published: 05 Apr 2017

IBM

Deploying Mission-Critical Business Workloads on Hyperconverged Infrastructure with Parallel I/O Technology
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is the next wave of converged infrastructure designed to minimize compatibility issues and simplifying management efforts. Read on to learn about the future of HCI and get started in planning your organization's strategy.
Posted: 03 Apr 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

DataCore Software Corporation

Cut the Costs of Managing Complex Oracle Licenses
sponsored by Snow Software
VIDEO: Managing your licenses in-house is one of the most effective ways to cut database management spending. Watch this 2 minute video to learn more about how software asset management gives you greater control over your organization and your bottom line.
Posted: 23 Mar 2017 | Premiered: 06 Oct 2016

Snow Software

Data Center Workload Buyers Guide
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Xeon
EBOOK: Is your data center keeping you at pace with your competition? Is it eating up all your resources to stay afloat instead of pushing you ahead of the pack? This guide will show you 4 common workloads that your data center will have to contend with.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 08 Mar 2017

HPE and Intel® Xeon

Hyperconverged Platforms: ROI for the MidEnterprise
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Xeon
WHITE PAPER: Your legacy infrastructure is holding you back from taking advantage of new technologies, like big data and mobile apps. This white paper answers the question of how hyperconverged infrastructure fits into new age of data center.
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

HPE and Intel® Xeon

Reducing Costs in Your Oracle Database Environment
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Xeon
WHITE PAPER: As data volumes rise, your Oracle database costs rise in unison...but they don't have to. This white paper answers several key questions about your Oracle database to help you optimize your ROI.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

HPE and Intel® Xeon

Mobility-as-a-Service: Don't Overpay for Coverage
sponsored by Sprint
WHITE PAPER: Mobility is one of those technologies that you cannot and will not survive without. The problem is that mobility racks up a very big bill, very quickly. Access this white paper to learn about the 3 basic steps that make up Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and how it can improve your organization's bottom line.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

Sprint

Flash Array Storage Tool for VDI: Total Impact
sponsored by Pure Storage
RESOURCE: Don't let a lack of storage performance impact the performance of your virtual desktops. Access this Forrester for an overview of the economic impact that implementing a flash array had on VDI and desktop management at St. Luke's hospital. Take a look at the benefits, economic and otherwise, to see how flash is uniquely equipped to support VMs.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

The Best of Both Worlds: Using a Hybrid Approach to Boost IT Agility
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Corporate
WHITE PAPER: Can't choose between on-premise and cloud infrastructures? Get both. Access this white paper to review the conversation surrounding hybrid IT and how it addresses SMBs' concerns about their current IT infrastructures.
Posted: 13 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

HPE and Intel® Corporate

Which Platform is the Best Fit for Your Use Case?
sponsored by Rsam
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to best evaluate different platforms and figure out which one best fits your particular business needs. You'll understand the 5 keys to deciding which business process management platform works best for your organization's particular use case.
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 10 Feb 2017

Rsam

5 Reasons to Go with Oracle Database Appliance
sponsored by Oracle
RESOURCE: Running your database and applications gets expensive--especially considering there's no way to be sure your work will pay off. Access this infographic to learn about the top 5 aspects to look for when deciding on a database appliance software package to help boost your database's efficiency.
Posted: 03 Feb 2017 | Published: 03 Feb 2017

Oracle

5 Reasons Oracle Database Appliance is for You
sponsored by Oracle
RESOURCE: Running your database and applications gets expensive. Access this infographic to learn about an appliance that sets out to help run your Oracle Database as cost-effectively as possible while preparing you for the cloud.
Posted: 03 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Oracle

How to Determine if Cloud ERP Software is Right for You
sponsored by Sage Software
EGUIDE: Most businesses wait until the pain points grow too large before accepting the need for an ERP system. In this guide, expert IT strategist Adam Boyce helps you determine if cloud ERP software can successfully future-proof your business and explores the differences between on-premise and cloud ERP software.
Posted: 21 Dec 2016 | Published: 19 Dec 2016

Sage Software

Business Management ROI Improvement Guide
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Can the software you depend on grow alongside your business? Access this guide to business management ROI improvement to explore the 6 simple steps to optimizing software implementation, maximize ROI in the process, what to look for in KPIs, and more.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 14 Dec 2016

Sage Software

Paper free – are we there yet?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: In this comprehensive report, AIIM Market Intelligence takes an in-depth look at the amount of paper in the office, the impediments to removing it, the take up of digital mailrooms and multi-channel capture, and the increasing exploitation of mobile and cloud.
Posted: 06 Dec 2016 | Published: 06 Dec 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Power Management for Server Virtualization, Cloud Orchestration and Integrated IT Environments
sponsored by Eaton
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how the latest power management solutions can enhance the impact of server virtualization and cloud technologies on business continuity and help virtualized data centers. It also takes a look at some of the challenges these management solutions can cause your enterprise.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Eaton

Case Study: Home Healthcare Company Drives Its Business and Improves Patient Care
sponsored by Salesforce.com
RESOURCE: In this IDC report, discover how an in-home nursing home implemented a CRM tool to retain patients for repeat business, increase referral acceptance from 10% to 75%, achieve 460% ROI, and more.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Salesforce.com

Datacentre Strategy and Evolution
sponsored by Eaton
WHITE PAPER: Two-thirds of IT pros report that their core IT infrastructures need strengthening when it comes to power and cooling. Can a cloud service deliver where traditional IT services have faltered? Access this strategy guide to learn about the future of data center design.
Posted: 14 Apr 2017 | Published: 14 Apr 2017

Eaton

How To Quantify The Tangible Business Value of BI
sponsored by Yellowfin
CASE STUDY: IT professionals often struggle with focusing their BI initiatives to provide both useful insights and high ROI. In this Forrester research report, discover some proven ways to optimize your analytics program by starting your initiative with simple BI business cases, implementing Forrester's "Total Economic Impact" approach, and more.
Posted: 16 Jan 2017 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Yellowfin

Procurement Automation 101: 4 Components of Automated P2P Success
sponsored by Basware
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations are facing challenges under the umbrella of indirect expenses, and are looking to automated purchase-to-pay (P2P) for answers. Explore the 4 critical components of P2P and their key drivers. Learn how to successfully deploy automated P2P, and how much your organization can save.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

Basware

How to Make a Business Case for AP Automation
sponsored by Basware
EBOOK: The benefits of automating accounts payable processes are indisputable, but many are dragging their feet because professionals aren't sure how to pitch management in order to get approval. Learn about the 6 steps to making a successful pitch for automating your accounts payable process.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 18 Nov 2016

Basware

Your Guide To E-Procurement Software
sponsored by Basware
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn the key points to consider when choosing your e-procurement software. Plus, discover a comparison of the top 15 vendors, and an in-depth look at one vendor's purchase-to-pay feature. Access tis e-guide now to find out which e-procurement best suits your business' needs.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Basware
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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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