Today's digital workplace is constantly inundated with new applications and devices, as tech investment also decentralizes. Top technology leaders are seeking an orderly path to improvement, yet the the way forward remains more turbulent than ever. Fortunately, there are perspectives that can help.
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Infor is touting benefits such as faster ROI and a reduced total cost of ownership with the new platform.
German firm announces multimillion-dollar investment to offer some applications on its own cloud to local customers - but ERP is not on the cards.
New designation recognizes the California-based systems integrator's investment in technical expertise and resources for geospatial applications.
Just about every company seems to have a rapidly growing portfolio of social media applications today. This is fragmenting our knowledge, locking us in, reducing business utility, and holding back ROI for our organizations.
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Mobile application development investment is rapidly growing, and will continue to be a differentiator in customer and consumer facing business strategy for the next five years. What are you doing to protect your investment?
The five-year contract will involve Perpetual outsourcing its IT infrastructure and applications services to Fujitsu as part of the investment group's Transformation 2015 strategy.
IDC has published a white paper that explains "Why Sticking with Windows XP is a Bad Idea". It claims that upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 pays for itself in a year, in increased productivity and reduced support costs, and provides a return on investment (ROI) of 137 percent over three years.
Fresh from a $15 million investment windfall, Aussie-owned Texas-based company BigCommerce plans to double its Sydney engineering team to support its lofty ambitions to become the global leader in software as a service (SaaS) e-commerce applications.
There are many different ways to determine the ROI (return on investment) for military procurements. But, perhaps, the one most relevant to us techies is this: how cool is it?
A lot of people think that merging Oracle's Java investment with Sun's is going to be a big deal for the two groups - but they're wrong. There will be lots of noise and running about but, in the end, it will all signify nothing because the real bottom line on the use of Java in enterprise applications is that this was always a case of making silk purses out of sow ears - and just doesn't have a future.
Twenty one percent of companies are piloting software as service applications, up from 18 percent a year ago, according to a recent Forrester research report. However, even as SaaS adoption increases during the current recession worries about total cost of ownership remains among software buyers.
SAP has a lot riding on this Business Suite 7 launch and it's pitching easier implementations, ROI in less than a year under certain conditions and an almost turnkey approach. First, SAP says Business Suite 7--the company's new applications suite--is about analytics as well as enterprise planning.
Only 42 percent of companies calculate return on investment for applications they develop, according to a survey. The survey, conducted by PreEmptive Solutions in early December, finds that companies just don't measure return for their internal applications.
National Wind, the wind development company focused on encouraging local investment and ownership for its wind projects, has completed its purchase of investment banker Delphi Financial.Given how quickly National Wind is signing new projects, the company figured it made sense to acquire its own renewable energy financing specialist and Delphi Financial fit that description.
Chief Security Officers face a challenging quandary at budget-time because the traditional return on investment (ROI) model falls apart when it is applied to security products — but as that is the only language budget-approvers speak, what is a CSO to do?
A survey of IT managers and senior leaders in the retail banking, investment banking and insurance sectors claims downtime is caused by reliance on such applications
The promise of remixing existing online services and data into entirely new online applications in a rapid, inexpensive manner, often referred to as mashups, has captured the software industry's imagination since the release of first major example, HousingMaps.com, in early 2005. Since then, mashups have offered the potential to finally make widespread software reuse a reality, enable SOA initiatives to achieve positive ROI, and radically drive down the cost of application development while satisfying large applications backlogs that plague organizations almost everywhere.
Since Workday publicly appeared on the scene in January 2006, it has been self-described as a "revolutionary application platform and the next generation of business applications to drive your enterprise's performance," with applications that will be "dramatically easy to use, be responsive to your organization's changing needs and will significantly lower your total cost of ownership.
SOA can show ROI from the get-go on a project basis. Progress says they do it all the time. From that, more projects beget more SOA use and methodology adoption. Project by project, more work is therefore done to free up more data as a services layer. Same with more applications, components, and logic. Before you know it, SOA blossoms from tactical to strategic, perhaps paying for itself along the way and not as a "if we build it, they will come" bet.
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