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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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Generate ROI with IT and Business Intelligence
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to learn how businesses are rethinking the IT infrastructure. Gain insights into strategies that significantly reduce costs and complexity of new initiatives by leveraging Business Intelligence (BI) platforms with IT expertise.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Information Builders

Accelerate your Journey with Real-Time Computing Solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
VIDEO: Watch this brief feature to gain an understanding of real-time data's value. Learn why data's worth declines over time, and the benefits of real-time data management, including personalized marketing campaigns.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Premiered: 06 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Rise to the Next Level of Consumer Intelligence
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Access this rich white paper to understand how social media and mobile applications engage and influence consumer behaviors. Read on and learn best practices for advancing in these areas.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Using Powerful Analytics to Provide Actionable Insights to Decision Makers
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to get an inside look at a leader in communications' implementation of an analytics program, which generated a 657% ROI over a five-year period. Read on to learn how a strong analytics system propels positive business outcomes.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

The Key to Maximizing the Value of Data
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Access this rich white paper to learn the qualities of an effective analytics program from industry leaders. See where your business stacks up in comparison to others, with fascinating findings based on various professional surveys.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Information Builders

IDC - The Business Value of Dropbox for Business
sponsored by Dropbox for Business
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how Dropbox for Business can not only protect sensitive data, but also provide businesses with a strong ROI by boosting productivity. Read on to discover how this program can decrease the number of lost files, decrease infrastructure costs, improve customer service, and more.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

Dropbox for Business

A Regional Comparison of BI Usage in Europe and North America
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover informative findings from a survey on the potential of information, conducted globally by Information Builders. Gain insights on what businesses are doing wrong by not leverage the potential of information, in turn failing to reap maximum benefits from it.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Information Builders

The Total Economic Impact™ Of IBM Case Manager
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this study for a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of IBM Case Manager.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 19 Mar 2015

IBM

Advantages of UCAAS and How to Calculate the ROI
sponsored by ThinkingPhones
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, Zeus Kerravala explains five main advantages of UCaaS solutions over on-premises deployments and Tom Nolle explains exactly how to calculate the ROI of UC strategies. Read more to learn how your company can quantify the advantages of switching to a UCaaS approach.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 23 Mar 2015

ThinkingPhones

Converged Infrastructure: Utopia or Myopia?
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the benefits and limitations of converged infrastructure.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Mar 2015

NetApp

The Total Economic Impact of a Storage Virtualization System
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report looks at the total economic impact and ROI of a sample storage virtualization product.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Eight Common Pitfalls of VDI and How to Avoid Them Info
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative infographic to learn about the 8 common pitfalls of VDI projects.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware

ESG: Economics of Flash Compared to Hard Disk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the economic value of flash compared to hard disks and decide for yourself if flash is worth the investment.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

IBM

ROI Analysis: How to reduce security risks and labor related costs
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This economic impact report analyzes one effective risk management solution to give you an accurate assessment of that product's ROI.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Alert Logic

Making the Right Flash Memory Storage Array Buying Decision
sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® processors
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights a next-gen, all-flash storage array architecture that delivers the performance that flash has to offer and facilitates the non-disruptive introduction of real-time, inline deduplication into production environments as well other necessary storage management technologies to optimize available flash capacity.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

HP and Intel® Xeon® processors

Application Delivery as an Infrastructure Service
sponsored by Array Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals what IaaS providers should look for when selecting application delivery solutions to power networking service offerings.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2014

Array Networks

The Economics of Cloud Computing
sponsored by SearchCIO
EZINE: Hard-and-fast formulas just don't jive with the cloud. Determining its worth starts with knowing your business' value drivers—and its constraints.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

SearchCIO

Gartner: How CIOs should prepare for optimising IT in the digital economy
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: Gartner analyst Michael Smith argues that CIOs should adopt a dual approach to supporting the enterprise's transformation to the digital economy.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Research snapshot – BYOD in the UK
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBRIEF: BYOD is fast becoming a normal part of daily business life in the UK, this snapshot survey of 100 UK businesses by Vanson Bourne reveals.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Meet HDAP: Directory Innovation Based on Big Data Technology
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WEBCAST: View this webcast to discover the advantages of big data-run highly available directory access protocol (HDAP) for today's more scalable user environments.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Premiered: May 27, 2014

Radiant Logic, Inc.

Flash Storage: 3 Dimensions of Value
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Access this resource to learn about the three ways flash provides value and a strong ROI. Read on to find out why additional virtualization features prove that flash is a smart investment.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015

IBM

Eight Common Pitfalls of VDI and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the eight common pitfalls associated with VDI and how to avoid them. Read on to ensure that you do not run the risk of disrupting ongoing business operations, losing staff productivity, and creating unhappy end-users when deploying a VDI project.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

VMware

Governance Structures for the BYO Era
sponsored by SearchCIO
EBOOK: Bring your own anything is suffusing the enterprise, and CIOs are pursuing new governance structures to tame the mobile chaos.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

SearchCIO

Data Quality Management
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find out how data quality can lead to a well-oiled supply chain and successful transportation and logistics projects.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

OpenText GXS

Five Best Practices for Maximizing Big Data ROI
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive e-paper to uncover 5 best practices for maximizing big data ROI, and find out what's driving more organizations to take an interest in big data.
Posted: 06 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM
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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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