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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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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

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

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

ROI Case Study: Salesforce Data.com Tableau Software
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analyst group Nucleus Research examines how Tableau Software's used Salesforce Data.com to identify sales leads across regions and to manage its customer data within a single, centralised solution.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Accenture Technology Vision 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The Accenture Technology Vision 2014 identifies six technology trends that are enabling enterprises to push the boundaries of innovation.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

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

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

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

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

Hospital ACOs Can Be Financially Sustainable, Expert Says
sponsored by GE Healthcare
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the conflict in coordinated-care models. Click to learn how although there seem to be no immediate benefits so far, hospitals may experience financial improvement in the long-run.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

GE Healthcare

Why Invest in Talent Management?
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down five high-ROI business drivers for implementing an effective talent management program.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SuccessFactors

Tips and Tricks to Speed AWS Deployment
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers increased agility, developer productivity, pay-as-you-go pricing, and overall cost savings. But you might wonder where to start. What pitfalls exist, and how can you avoid them? How can you best save time and money? Learn what you need to know and where to start before launching an AWS-hosted service.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 21 Feb 2014

Global Knowledge

The ROI of a New Learning Management System (LMS): How to Construct a Successful Business Case
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes key features and capabilities of a new-generation learning management system (LMS), and counts down six steps for demonstrating LMS value, rooted in ROI. Learn how you can make a successful business case for an LMS by reading on now.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

SuccessFactors

Optimize Your Storage for a Successful Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: Check out this concise resource to find out the key storage attributes needed for successful desktop virtualization.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell India

Computer Weekly buyer’s guide to Windows XP support
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Microsoft will end technical support for its Windows XP operating system in April 2014. Computer Weekly looks at what this means for those businesses that have yet to migrate to newer alternatives.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Azure
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into the benefits, costs, and risks that 6 organizations experienced by implementing a Microsoft Azure cloud strategy. Read on to learn the total economic impact of this cloud platform.
Posted: 28 Jan 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

Microsoft
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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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