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ALSO CALLED: Return On Investment, ROI Calculators, Cost Calculators, IT ROI
DEFINITION: For a given use of money in an enterprise, the ROI (return on investment) is how much profit or cost saving is realized. An ROI calculation is sometimes used along with other approaches to develop a business case for a given proposal. The overall ROI for an enterprise is sometimes used as a way to grade how well a company is managed. If an enterprise has immediate objectives of getting market  … 
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ROI Reports
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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

Determining the Financial Benefits of Strong Storage Performance Validation Testing
sponsored by LoadDynamix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a storage system with economic benefits to prove ROI.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

LoadDynamix

The Benefits of Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an SDS platform that provides end-to-end solutions that fully meet performance, availability, support, and scalability needs.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Software-Defined Storage — Enabling the Next-Generation Enterprise IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an SDS platform that provides end-to-end solutions that fully meet performance, availability, support, and scalability needs.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Extracting the Full Business Value from Cloud Services
sponsored by NaviSite
WHITE PAPER: This white paper proposes that the key to achieving the most value from cloud investments includes considering the impact that they will have throughout an entire organization, and explores real-world customer experiences that examine the true business impact of the cloud.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

NaviSite

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

The Total Economic Impact of IBM PureApplication System
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: In this Forrester Research Inc. report, find out the economic impact of a pre-configured platform for PaaS solutions that identifies the cost, benefit, flexibility, and risk factors that affect your investment decision. To better understand the impact of the platform, learn from an interview with an existing end-user.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

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

Mahaska Case Study
sponsored by Imprivata
CASE STUDY: This case study shows how Mahaska Health Partnership implemented a single sign-on (SSO) along with finger biometrics for on-site users and OTP tokens for remote access.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Imprivata

Security Management 2.5: Replacing Your SIEM Yet?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers insight on the needs and requirements that security information and event management (SIEM) solutions should address. Read on to learn if your current SIEM vendor is enough, or if you should consider a replacement that better fits today's IT environment.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 01 Feb 2014

IBM

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

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

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
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

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

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
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ROI DEFINITION (continued): … For a given use of money in an enterprise, the ROI (return on investment) is how much profit or cost saving is realized. An ROI calculation is sometimes used along with other approaches to develop a business case for a given proposal. The overall ROI for an enterprise is sometimes used as a way to grade how well a company is managed. If an enterprise has immediate objectives of getting market revenue share, building infrastructure, positioning itself for sale, or other objectives, a return on investment might be measured in terms of meeting one or more of these objectives rather than in immediate profit or cost saving.
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