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Return On Investment

Return On Investment (ROI) analysis is not just a single component. Instead, it is a collection of methods, skills, tools, activities, and ideas. They can be combined and used in many different ways to assess the relative value of an investment over time. Applying this collection in a particular situation requires making many choices among the ideas and methods available and conducting an analysis appropriate to the decision at hand.
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White Paper Published By: F5 Networks Inc     Published Date: Jan 22, 2009
Microsoft® Exchange® Server is the undisputed industry leader in corporate messaging. With the release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, not only does Exchange continue to provide rich, effi cient access to e-mail, calendars, attachments, contacts, and more, but Exchange Server 2007 adds some exciting infrastructure and performance improvements as well. F5’s comprehensive Application Ready infrastructure for Exchange Server 2007 allows organizations to easily provide additional performance, security and availability, to ensure maximum ROI with the minimum amount of work.
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microsoft exchange 2007, application ready network guide, microsoft exchange server, corporate messaging, roi
    
F5 Networks Inc
White Paper Published By: Qualys     Published Date: Jan 07, 2009
Choosing a solution for Vulnerability Management (VM) is a critical step toward protecting your organization's network and data. Without proven, automated technology for precise detection and remediation, no network can withstand the daily onslaught of new vulnerabilities that threaten security.
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qualys, vm solution, vulnerability management, saas, database security
    
Qualys
White Paper Published By: Evergreen Systems, Inc.     Published Date: Dec 16, 2008
This comprehensive white paper applies automation and ITIL best practices to the data center and reviews current industry trends, server automation energy usage issues and a variety of optimization strategies for data center improvement.  The effects of virtualization are explored in-depth.  Includes detailed sections on increasing operational efficiency using workflow analysis, automating and optimizing server change management, reducing infrastructure complexity and developing security, disaster recovery and business continuity procedures.  Step by step instructions for developing metrics and a business case to justify data center and server automation are included.
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evergreen system, data center automation, data center automation manager, network automation, server automation
    
Evergreen Systems, Inc.
White Paper Published By: Oco, Inc.     Published Date: Dec 10, 2008
In today’s tough economic times, more and more companies are looking to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) on-demand business intelligence (BI) solutions to assess how they can quickly reduce inventory levels, assemble information, analyze operations and gain new insights in how to improve performance. 
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oco, roi, software-as-a-service, saas, business intelligence
    
Oco, Inc.
White Paper Published By: LockLizard     Published Date: Dec 09, 2008
NetMasterClass, as with all advanced elearning providers, have to be able to offer their training courses at any time with total availability – across the Internet.  NetMasterClass have made a significant investment in the development of proprietary training methods and techniques and have already experienced having their IPR stolen and made publicly available.
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locklizard, netmasterclass, elearning, security, drm
    
LockLizard
White Paper Published By: F5 Networks Inc     Published Date: Nov 20, 2008
A Closer Look at the Financial Benefits of Intelligent File Virtualization with F5 ARX
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f5 networks, file virtualization, data solutions, roi, financial benefits
    
F5 Networks Inc
White Paper Published By: Oco, Inc.     Published Date: Nov 12, 2008
Many companies have business intelligence (BI) tools and infrastructure that serve their business’ needs; however, certain functional departments, business units, or key business initiatives often don’t yet have the BI tools that they need in place.  There is a new approach to BI to address those pressing business needs that leverages the existing BI infrastructure and can deliver value to the business in weeks rather than months and at a fraction of the cost of a traditional BI solution. Learn how Complementary BI leverages Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) BI solutions to address targeted business needs in a way that complements in-house BI systems, leading to a win-win situation for business users and IT analytical tools to business users.
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oco, business intelligence, software-as-a-service, roi, enterprise applications
    
Oco, Inc.
White Paper Published By: CA WA 2     Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
Virtualization and clustering can bring many benefits to your business—better IT asset utilization, improved business continuity and improved operational efficiency. At the same time, virtualization can create a new level of complexity for IT. This white paper describes some of the technical challenges inherent in managing these complex environments and recommends strategies for successful deployment that will maximize the value of virtualization technology in your organization.
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virtual, virtual machine, virtual storage, virtual server, virtualization
    
CA WA 2
White Paper Published By: SAP     Published Date: Sep 22, 2008
In this free white paper from SAP, Forrester evaluates four methods you can use to measure the business value of IT. Learn how you can account for more than simple financial metrics like ROI, IRR, or NPV.
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sap, business value, lifecycle, roi, npv
    
SAP
White Paper Published By: 123Together     Published Date: Sep 19, 2008
Today's economy is especially hard on small businesses. How does your small business keep revenue coming in when your customers are spending less? How do you attract new customers in a cost efficient manner? How do you protect your businesses' valuable information assets without making a huge technology investment?
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123together, it strategies, contact management, email, economy
    
123Together
Case Study Published By: Tidal Software     Published Date: Sep 03, 2008
Staples’ information systems play a critical role in delivering on their brand promise 'that was easy.' As part of a recent strategic imperative, Staples recently embarked on a major modernization of its systems architecture and supporting processes. The goal was to ensure IT’s systems could scale with the company’s continued global expansion without sacrificing the quality of the brand experience. One critical target for modernization was Staples’ enterprise job scheduling processes and systems. After researching the top software providers in this space, Staples selected Tidal Software to support its efforts to centralize and streamline automated batch processing.
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job scheduling roi, tidal scheduler, enterprise scheduling roi, systems management tools, batch processing
    
Tidal Software
White Paper Published By: CA SM     Published Date: Jun 02, 2008
The potential benefits of adopting a Knowledge Management strategy are significant and have far-reaching implications for a business when implemented correctly. The correct use of Knowledge Management techniques and technology makes a company agile and more responsive to the needs of the customer, resulting in enhanced business performance and greater return on investment.
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ca sm, ca service management, service management, knowledge management, custoer service
    
CA SM
White Paper Published By: CA WA     Published Date: May 12, 2008
This IDC White Paper presents an overview of key concerns driving IT management and how they translate into needs that can be addressed through modern approaches to job scheduling and workload automation. The paper traces evolutionary trends in job scheduling software, which is growing from traditional batch job schedulers to cross-platform and event-driven capabilities. It also explores the role of job schedulers in providing automation capabilities.
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roi, soa, job scheduling, ca wa, workload automation
    
CA WA
White Paper Published By: CA WA     Published Date: May 12, 2008
Enterprise Job Scheduling, once the back office function of Operations in the mainframe world, has evolved to become a critical factor in the real time enterprise (RTE). Think you know all there is to know about job scheduling? Take another look and learn how the next generation of job scheduling is evolving into IT Workload Automation, and how CA can help your company realize the real time enterprise.
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roi, bpa, business process automation, ca wa, workload automation
    
CA WA
White Paper Published By: CA WA     Published Date: May 12, 2008
Emerging information technologies like composite and multi-tier applications, service oriented architectures (SOA), virtualization, grid and cluster computing, and Web Service-based application delivery create an extraordinary opportunity for IT managers. With these dynamic technologies, they can provide business owners with IT services that are extremely flexible and agile, driving a more dynamic and competitive business.
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ca wa, workload automation, roi, return on investment
    
CA WA
White Paper Published By: Oco, Inc.     Published Date: Apr 18, 2008
The business intelligence (BI) “boom” of the 1990s was something BIG: big projects designed to give big companies with big budgets a competitive advantage. And while BI delivered big returns for some companies, for others it was nothing but a big headache. An estimated 50% of all data warehousing projects failed to meet their goals. Why? Because many companies underestimated just how big an undertaking BI really was.
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oco, business intelligence, software as a service, saas, business intelligence
    
Oco, Inc.
White Paper Published By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 17, 2008
Picking the right servers, storage systems and management software is essential to successful IT consolidation initiatives. In the past, either scaling up (bigger, faster servers) or scaling out (more servers) would have been the answer. But one platform does not fit all needs. Scaling right means picking the scaleup or scale-out approach—or combination of the two—that best fits each situation.
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ibm, move up campaign, ibm move up, scalability, scale
    
IBM
White Paper Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
There is increasing concern that IT investment is approaching the point of diminishing marginal returns. This white paper highlights the costs of IT asset proliferation and the advantages of the IBM view of IT optimization as a strategic, ongoing process. It describes the holistic and practical IBM approach and shows how it is helping organizations realize greater initial savings and higher returns going forward.
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roi, it spending, ibm, opt it, ibm opt it
    
IBM
White Paper Published By: Secure Computing     Published Date: Feb 20, 2008
Reputation systems add a critical first line of advanced protection to help organizations accurately detect and block all types of threats to their messaging, web, and network environments.  In simplest terms, deploying a reputation service at the network edge is analogous to having a peephole in the front door of your house.  You let in people you know and trust, question the ones you don’t know and shun the ones who look suspicious.  Just by taking these simple measures you reduce your risk.
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it spending, whitelist, whitelisting, email security, spam
    
Secure Computing
White Paper Published By: Aerohive     Published Date: Feb 06, 2008
Are you looking to reduce the operational cost of your existing wireless LAN, and to make it support mission-critical, real-time applications and 802.11n? At the same time, are you challenged with the cost and complexity associated with most next-generation wireless LAN architectures? Check out the enterprise-class, cost-effective new cooperative control architecture from Aerohive Networks. In this real-world case study, you’ll see how Aerohive Networks' cooperative control architecture combines the linear cost modeling of autonomous APs and the operational advantages of controller-based approaches.
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business, roi, tco, wireless lan, enterprise wireless
    
Aerohive
White Paper Published By: Motorola     Published Date: Feb 06, 2008
In this report, Aberdeen takes an in-depth look at how best-in-class organizations are using mobile messaging to improve productivity and customer service. They also define the steps that can help your organization deploy a best-in-class enterprise mobile messaging solution.
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mobile email, sms, mms, mobile im, mobile voip
    
Motorola
White Paper Published By: Motorola     Published Date: Feb 06, 2008
By empowering mobile users with interactive access to mission-critical systems, Good Mobile Intranet increases the ROI of your existing IT investments. Read this white paper to learn more about how to deliver mobile solutions that provide an intuitive user experience.
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intranet, intranets, motorola, motorola good, mobile
    
Motorola
Case Study Published By: VMware Dell     Published Date: Jan 31, 2008
AIC, Canada’s largest privately held mutual fund company, aimed to shrink their data center footprint and manage IT infrastructure more effectively. With the VMware Infrastructure 3 suite, AIC has been able to handily address its IT challenges and create a scalable, manageable IT infrastructure. Find out how much they saved, and how VMware impacted their organization's workload and productivity.
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vmware, virtual, virtualize, virtualization, virtual machine
    
VMware Dell
White Paper Published By: Fathom SEO     Published Date: Jan 28, 2008
A new guide from Fathom SEO explains how businesses can maximize search engine marketing efforts by adopting a holistic management plan for Pay-Per-Click and Search Engine Optimization. Learn how to effectively share data about keywords, ad copy and landing page performance.
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seo, search engine, sem, search marketing, search engine marketing
    
Fathom SEO
White Paper Published By: Fathom SEO     Published Date: Jan 28, 2008
Learn what not to do when launching a search engine optimization (SEO) campaign to attract more visitors, leads and sales. This guide covers keyword performance, ROI considerations, holistic approaches and ranking analysis.
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seo, search engine, sem, search marketing, search engine marketing
    
Fathom SEO
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