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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 Total Economic Impact of Online CRM Tools
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this report now to learn which CRM tools delivered on cost savings, improved sales, and increased agility. Inside, you'll uncover the benefits of online versus on-premises platforms.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

Microsoft

Case Study: Richardson International
sponsored by Commvault
CASE STUDY: This case study explores Richardson International's, an agribusiness, decision to implement a software solution that could better manage and protect their virtualized corporate information. Read on to see how this software can increase your ROI by cost-efficiently protecting your data and streamlining administration.
Posted: 04 Dec 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2015

Commvault

Identity and Access Management Users Maximize Their ROI
sponsored by ForgeRock
WHITE PAPER: Access this infographic and learn how to maximize ROI on your identity access management, consolidate the identity data of customers to one platform, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Published: 17 Nov 2015

ForgeRock

APM for the Customer Experience: Financial Burden, or Boon?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
RESOURCE: In this survey report, you'll learn whether four respondents who tested application performance management (APM) tools reaped financial and other benefits. Did these tools give users ROI, or make customers say, "are you kidding me?" Access now to find out.
Posted: 23 Sep 2015 | Published: 23 Sep 2015

CA Technologies.

Economic Benefits of Private Cloud
sponsored by Dell 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 and Microsoft

The Total Economic Impact of Private Cloud - Cost Savings and Benefits Enabled by Private Cloud
sponsored by Dell 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 and Microsoft

Get the Most Out of Your ERP Investment
sponsored by Lumenia Consulting
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines how you can make your ERP investment count. Read now to learn best practices for implementing and maintaining ERP systems.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Lumenia Consulting

Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Right Project and Portfolio Management Solution
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This guide is for IT pros tasked with this critical buying decision and addresses both immediate and long-term needs. Learn how the right platform can speed innovation within your organization and maximize the ROI of your investments over time.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

Follow the Money: Big Data ROI and Inline Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll uncover ways to maximize ROI on your big data initiatives. Learn what successful businesses are doing to make this possible, and why in-memory computing is a critical part of the operation.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

IBM

Equinix Increases IT and Employee Productivity With Automation
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, IDC crystallizes the economic benefits of IT service automation. Read on to learn the average annual benefits of IT service automation over five years.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

ServiceNow

Case Study: White River Health Improves Backup with Deduplication
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights how White River Health System improved the efficiency of their backups by implementing an autonomy backup and recovery software product. Read on to learn how this product, combined with hardware deduplication, can enable your enterprise to protect your workstations, reduce your backup administration overhead, and more.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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