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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 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

Data Protection: Save Time, Reduce Costs, and Limit Risk
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores an array of cost-efficient data protection software and appliances that protect virtual, physical and cloud environments. Access now to discover how these products can not only provide resilient data protection, but also deliver a sound ROI.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Dell Software

Application Delivery as an Infrastructure Service
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

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: Learn about HDAP, a big data LDAP directory, which combined with identity virtualization and federation tools, offers more support, scalability, and performance for identity storage than traditional LDAP directories.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Premiered: May 27, 2014

Radiant Logic, Inc.

How to start, refine and improve your social media business strategy
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: This extract from Adam Gray's  book, Brilliant Social Media will help your organisation get started with social media, then refine and improve your strategy to get real business results.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

How CIOs drive innovation and create value across the enterprise
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: Today's CIO is uniquely positioned to lead innovation and drive transformation across the modern enterprise, says Hunter Miller, in this extract from his book, Leading The Epic Revolution.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Case Study: How John Lewis Conquered the Web
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: Bill Goodwin tells the inside story of John Lewis £40m website redevelopment project, assesses the technical and business challenges faced and its impact on the business.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 17 Mar 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

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 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

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

API Business Models: 20 Models in 30 Minutes
sponsored by Intel® Services
WEBCAST: John Musser, CEO of API Science, discusses the progression of API business models and offers examples of companies that have successfully matched their strategy with the appropriate model.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Oct 18, 2013

Intel® Services

5 Ways Marketing Automation Can Optimize & Grow Your Business
sponsored by Act-On Software
WHITE PAPER: Many marketing teams are touting the benefits of a marketing automation platform. But many CEOs and other executives are still wondering, "What's the urgency? Is marketing automation really worth the investment?" Find out the answers to those questions in this informative white paper.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

Act-On Software

Where is the ROI for UC?
sponsored by Windstream Communications
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights numerous places where UC can show both hard- and soft-dollar savings, and offers 10 steps to take to justify your decision to deploy a UC solution.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Windstream Communications

The Total Economic Impact of IBM Managed Mobility for BYOD - Windows
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this study from Forrester to get an evaluation of the economic impact and potential ROI you could realize by engaging in mobile enterprise services with IBM. If you're thinking about partnering with a managed mobility vendor for BYOD, this research could prove to be vital.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Investigating Cloud and Mobile Options for Procurement
sponsored by SearchManufacturingERP
EBOOK: This handbook provides an expert roadmap for approaching cloud and mobile procurement, outlining common threats and challenges, tips for achieving e-procurement software ROI, and more.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SearchManufacturingERP
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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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