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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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Quantitative Analysis of a Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will quantify the capital cost differences between prefabricated vs. traditional data centers, as well as learn why prefabrication does not come at a capex premium. Access this paper to discover the impact of rack density for both designs, and discover a side-by-side architecture comparison between prefab and "stick built".
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Schneider Electric

Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uncovers five common, critical pitfalls to avoid when building a data protection strategy. Read on to learn how to navigate through these pitfalls so that your enterprise can implement a data protection solution that eliminates complexity, reduces staff inefficiencies, enables faster decisions, and accelerates your ROI.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Veritas

8 Reasons why Users are Rethinking their SIEM Strategy
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief yet informative infographic highlights eight reasons why having the right SIEM approach is critical to productivity, compliance and ROI. Read on to determine if your current SIEM practices are doing the most for your network security.
Posted: 11 Jan 2016 | Published: 11 Jan 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Improving Return on Assets in Asset-Intensive Process Manufacturing
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This guide illustrates a plan for processing profitability in the manufacturing industry. Discover how successful enterprise asset management (EAM) lets this happen with several core components.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Jan 2016

Infor

The Business Value of Application Integration Products
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this study, you'll learn objectively which tools helped six organizations make their application integration and development efforts more productive. Discover the possibilities of achieving significant ROI when you enable integration and development of more business applications.
Posted: 06 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Red Hat

Exceed Expectations: Choose an Application Delivery Controller Based on Value
sponsored by Array Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a solution for IaaS providers to use in order to expand their load balancing services.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2014

Array Networks

Trends in Data Management: Unlock the True Value Proposition of Big Data
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
RESOURCE: Access this white paper to get a breakdown of essential big data trends. Discover how your organization can take advantage of positive trends like predictive analytics, while mindfully navigating challenges like privacy concerns.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Oracle Corporation

The Great Debate: One Integrated Business System vs. Siloed Applications
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes the inefficiencies caused by running disparate business applications and systems across your various departments, and demonstrates how a cloud-based software can unify your critical-business processes.
Posted: 04 Dec 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2015

NetSuite

Driving Business Value from Flash-Optimized Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes flash storage products for values and strengths and deciphers how the technology can best be used. Read on to see how you can drive your business value from flash-optimized storage by implementing the right storage array for your enterprise.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

NetApp

Economic Benefits of Private Cloud
sponsored by Dell EMC and Microsoft
DATA SHEET: Be prepared to make your case for cloud computing. Access this data sheet for fast facts on the monetary benefits offered by private cloud adoption.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015

Dell EMC and Microsoft

The Total Economic Impact of Private Cloud - Cost Savings and Benefits Enabled by Private Cloud
sponsored by Dell EMC and Microsoft
ANALYST REPORT: This report examines the potential economic impact of investing in an on-premise private cloud. Download now to get an inside look into why organizations are choosing to implement private clouds and discover the benefits, costs, flexibility, and risks they saw.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Dell EMC and Microsoft

Driving Business Value with Flash-Optimized Storage Strategies
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how optimizing storage with flash can help you cut down on storage management time. Read on to learn how flash can give your business a strong ROI.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Do Mobile Enterprise Services Increase BYOD Initiatives' Chances of Success?
sponsored by IBM
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Forrester research report explores the impact of a leading company's mobile enterprise services on the success of BYOD initiatives in two large organizations.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Website Security for Dummies
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: In this free e-book, find clear, straightforward guidelines for ensuring airtight website security.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

Symantec

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

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

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

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

BI Deployments: What You Need For Fast and Demonstrable ROI
sponsored by Dimensional Insight, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a fountain of information on what the right BI/analytics application can do for your organization. Discover the ways an intuitve program can efficiently carry out everyday tasks such as retrieving, analyzing, transforming and reporting data for BI, while getting the most for your bottom line.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Mar 2014


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

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

Big data integration and Hadoop
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a best practices approach to planning your Hadoop big data project, that takes into account emerging technologies, scalability requirements, and current resources and skill levels. Read on to create an optimized big data integration approach and architecture.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

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

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

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
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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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