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.
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It's not often I see a product or service that comes directly from the consumer focusing side of the development house and then positions itself as a business productivity tool but that's exactly what Eluma is trying to do.Originally conceived as a tool to assist brand stickiness in version one, Eluma has taken the concept of creating collections of information found on the web and putting it onto the desktop for business use.
Lousy training, change management, and documentation are among the top failure-inducing mistakes that IT implementation teams perpetrate against their projects. As I've said in the past:To be successful, users must understand the project’s goals, status, and impact on their jobs. Many projects pay too little attention to training and documentation, especially when the project starts to run over-budget. This oversight makes reduces productivity and can negatively impact the project ROI. In extreme cases, users simply don’t use the new software, bringing the effective ROI to zero.Here's a list of five IT training failures guaranteed to damage any otherwise-healthy project.
Does a million plus views of a corporate marketing “viral film” at YouTube translate into a guaranteed brand touchdown?AdAge says "Better ROI from YouTube Video Than SuperBowl Spot,” referencing “Dove Evolution.
Charlene Li of Forrester is working on a framework for measuring the ROI of blogging for organization, especially those that are concerned about the possible risks of have less control over information flow. Among the benefits she cites are lower-cost public relations, reaching influential enthusiast communities, increased responsiveness to consumer concerns, improved employee innovation and productivity and improved stock price with greater visibility into the organization.
I just finished reading Why hasn't Linux made it mainstream on the desktop? and I think I can answer the question: Because the average consumer cannot walk into their favorite computer store and buy a robust brand-name workstation with Linux pre-installed with their favorite personal productivity software.
The GRX316SP is a good vehicle for processor-intensive and screen-space-hungry applications like video editing, but an expensive luxury if you're a mainstream user.
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