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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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ROI Case Study: Salesforce Tableau Software
sponsored by
ANALYST REPORT: Analyst group Nucleus Research examines how Tableau Software's used Salesforce 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

The Total Economic Impact of a FlexPod Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: Explore this in-depth resource to find out the results of a Forrester Research Inc. study which evaluated the total economic impact of Flexpod in the data center.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013


The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Windows Azure
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: "The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Windows Azure," a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting, looks at the key benefits, costs, and risks associated with implementing Windows Azure and provides insights into what the public cloud means for your business.
Posted: 28 Jan 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2013


Accenture Technology Vision 2014
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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

Big Data and Content Analytics: measuring the ROI
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Early adopters of big data analytics are achieving good results that are helping to drive decision making in the business, this independent research by AIIM reveals.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

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


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


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
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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

Want to Improve the ROI of your Virtualized Server Environments? Here's How.
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: In this ESG white paper, you will discover how a state-of-the-art disk array can help alleviate server virtualization challenges and pain points. You will also learn how this innovative technology can help increase your ROI while optimizing your storage infrastructure.
Posted: 03 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013


Breaking Through the GRC Value Ceiling
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, gain information to determine whether your governance, risk and compliance (GRC) tools have yet to maximize their full value, and discover 3 ways that you can go beyond to bring significant ROI.
Posted: 05 Dec 2013 | Published: 05 Dec 2013


Dimensional Research - Uncovering the Business Value of IT Service Management
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: The rapidly changing world of IT can be tough to adapt to, especially with further decentralization via the cloud. This white paper highlights IT service management and how it can increase your business efficiency.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Plas Plastic Case Study: Virtualization Delivers Greater Flexibility
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, see how one organization is benefiting from virtualizing its networks for a more scalable, efficient, and reliable IT infrastructure that is prepared for continuous growth and productivity.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Discover the Total Economic Impact of Business Analytics on IBM Power Systems
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: This report from the experts at Forrester Research investigates the financial impact and potential ROI of one analytics strategy.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013


The ROI of Talent management
sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper includes thorough research findings based in the financial performance of Cornerstone clients from December 2012 to May 2013. Access this paper now to find specific metrics – including stock price, revenue, revenue per employee, and gross profit – to see how talent management initiatives can be concretely realized.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Cornerstone OnDemand Ltd

Tricks of the IT Managed Services Trade
sponsored by LabTech Software
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, brought to you by SearchBusinessAnalytics, learn how your peers met success via a range of outsourcing solutions including ITaaS, SaaS, and more.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

LabTech Software

Selecting the right EHR for the Life of your Practice and Your Patients
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: If we are at or approaching a technological tipping point in the history of healthcare, then it has never been more important for physician practices to select the right electronic health record (EHR) – and there are tangible reasons to believe so. This white paper discusses criteria for selecting the right EHR solution.
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 | Published: 16 Sep 2011

HP & Intel®

Beyond Government Incentives: Return on Investment in EHRs
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Meaningful use is only the beginning:  Efficiency and more appropriate coding bring savings and increase revenues. This white paper discusses features and benefits of an EHR system, government incentives, sources for ROI as well as building the business case for EHR.
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 | Published: 16 Sep 2011

HP & Intel®

ESG Lab Validation Report: Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into Oracles innovative storage appliance to combat ever-growing requirements related to storage environment efficiency. Find out how the appliance allows organizations to increase performance and reduce IT costs.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Delivering Storage Quality of Service with Oracle Pillar Axiom 600
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an Oracle storage technology designed from the ground up to deliver business-critical, guaranteed quality of service consistent with the business value of the application and its data.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

User Provisioning: The Business Imperative
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Did you know utilizing a comprehensive provisioning tool can help you improve compliance, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiency? Read now to learn more!
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

CA Technologies.

A Quicker, Simpler Path to Lead Management ROI
sponsored by LeadLife Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Sales organizations are looking to improve lead management, but it's not always easy with constrained budgets, time, and resources. Check out this helpful resource to explore how to design a realistic path to improved lead management so that you can start seeing ROI immediately.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

LeadLife Solutions

The Financial Benefit of Cisco’s Elastic Core
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore how three Cisco software-based initiatives for the core network can help you address the challenges facing core networks today – including the increasing volumes of traffic, diversity of services, and adoption of cloud services.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Open Fabric Edge - The Best Attributes of the Data Center, Now Delivered to the Edge
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Can your network accommodate the new requirements demanded on it? Explore how Ethernet switching can provide the flexibility, scalability, and resiliency you need to embrace the trends and technologies that will give your business a competitive advantage.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Extreme Networks
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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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